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Durham Youth Detention Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Durham County North Carolina

If you would like to find someone in the Durham County Jail system in Durham, North Carolina, go to the Durham County Inmate Search page.

The page offers three search options:

  • Last 24 hours (Booked Within)
  • Last 30 Days (Booked Within)
  • Incarcerated (All Current Inmates)

TIP: You can also use the dropdown menu “All” to the right of the page. It lists all current inmates. Scroll to find and choose yours to produce this result on the page.



  • Use the dropdown menu on the left to choose “Last 24 Hours”.
  • All inmates booked within the past 24 hours will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.
  • Scroll down the list until you locate your inmate.


Use the dropdown menu on the left to choose “Last 30 Days”.

All inmates booked within the past 30 days will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Scroll down the list until you locate your inmate.


Use the dropdown menu on the left to choose “All”.

All currently incarcerated inmates will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Scroll down the list until you locate your inmate.


Just under the inmate’s name you can view:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Date Confined
  • Date Charged
  • Date Released (If Applicable)
  • Charges
  • Bond Type
  • Bond Amount


You can search the court calendar by going here.

Use the “County” dropdown menu to choose “Durham County”.

Click on “District” or “Superior”. If unsure, click on “Both”.

Enter the defendant’s name using the following format:

Smith     (last name only)

Smith,S  (last name + comma + first initial)

A new page will open listing all inmates who match the information you entered.

Click on “Case Number” to view:

  • Defendant’s Full Name
  • Offenses
  • Case Number
  • County
  • Court Date
  • Session
  • Court Room

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Durham County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Durham Youth Detention in the city of Durham, Durham County in the state of North Carolina.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Durham Youth Detention

If you are certain your inmate is in Durham Youth Detention, or at the very least in Durham County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Durham Youth Detention inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 919.560.0840 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Durham Youth Detention is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of North Carolina or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Durham County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Durham County Jail, either look them up here or call 919.560.0840 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Durham County Jail until transport to a North Carolina State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Durham County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Durham Youth Detention and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of North Carolina

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in North Carolina. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.