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Durham County Detention Center

217 South Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701


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Inmate Search, Booking Information & Mugshots

The Inmate Search Page for the Durham County Detention Center:
•    Inmate’s Booking Information
•    Inmate’s Mugshot
•    Criminal Charges
•    Bail / Bond Amounts
•    Recent Arrests

Inmate Mail Policies, Address and What can be Mailed

Mail Dos & Do Nots:
•    Mail Policies
•    What Not to Mail
•    What is Allowed?
•    Can You Mail Photos?
•    Electronic Messaging

Inmate Phone Policy & Account Registration 

Calling Friends & Family from Durham County Detention Center
•    How Do Inmates Call?
•    What Phone Service Do They Use?
•    What is the Cost?
•    Prepaid Cards or Collect Calls?
•    Emailing Text & Photos

Inmate Accounts, Sending Money & Commissary

Money & Commissary at the Durham County Detention Center
•    Adding Money Online / At the Facility / By Mail
•    Minimums & Maximums
•    What Service is Used?
•    Commissary & Care Packs

Inmate Visitation Rules, Schedules & Video Visits

Everything About Durham County Detention Center Visitation 
•    Who Can Visit
•    Registration
•    Visitation Schedule
•    Visitation Rules
•    Visitation Dress Code
•    Remote Video Visits

Inmate Bail, Bonds & How it Works

Bail Bonding from the Durham County Detention Center
•    How to Bail Bond
•    Where to Bail Bond
•    Bail Bond Agents
•    Self-Release Bonding
•    Bail Bond Cost

About the Durham County Detention Center

The Durham County Detention Center, located in the city of Durham, in Durham County, North Carolina is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 14720 Bookings, with a daily average of 736 Inmates and a staff of 184.

Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Durham County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Durham County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Durham County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Durham County Detention Center also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit. 

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the North Carolina State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Durham County Detention Center

North Carolina Durham 736


217 South Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701



Administration: 919-560-0998

Adult Probation: 919-560-6367

Arrest Warrants: 919-560-0099

District Attorney: 919-808-3034

Jail (Main): 919-560-0998

Juvenile Court: 919-560-6193

Police: 919-560-4971

Records: 919-560-0995

Sheriff: 919-560-0854


Inmate's First and Last Name
Durham County Detention (Don't enclose $$!)
Inmate’s Full Name; Housing location and I.D #
P.O. Box 771
Durham, NC 27702


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