The Wake County Detention Center
in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Wake County Detention Center
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Wake County Detention Center
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Wake County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the North Carolina Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Wake County Detention Center
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Wake County, North Carolina are: Raleigh City Jail
, Wake County Detention - Public Safety Center - Baker
, Wake County Detention Annex
. In addition, Wake County houses the following juvenile facility: Wake Juvenile Detention Center
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Wake County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Wake County Detention Center
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Wake County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Wake County Detention Center Inmate Search
3301 Hammond Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Inmate's Full Name
Wake County Detention Center
P.O. BOX 2479
Raleigh, NC 27602-2479
Visitation Location: All visitations are conducted by video at the Wake County Detention Center, 3301 Hammond Road, Raleigh.
Visiting Hours: 9 a.m.–1:45 p.m. and 4–6:45 p.m.
Visitation Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Exception: No visits will be permitted on a County holiday.
All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
To schedule an appointment call 919-857-9103 (Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)