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Caldwell County Court, NC

The Caldwell County Detention Center houses individuals who have been charged or convicted of criminal violations. The facility has a daily average population of 185 inmates. Captain Thomas Bailey is the Detention Division Supervisor. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the facility and a staff of 46.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates at the Caldwell County Detention Facility are only allowed to receive legal mail and publications that come in from the US Postal Service. Any general mail must be sent through The sender is required to create an account before they can type messages and send photos that the inmate can view using the kiosk in the facility. All messages and photos need to be approved by the staff before they can be viewed. All general mail sent to the facility will be returned to the sender.

Family and friends can send funds to an inmate using the kiosk machine in the visitation area of the Detention Center. They can also mail a money order to the detention center. Money orders must include the name of the sender as well as the inmate’s name. Funds can also be deposited online through the website or by calling 1-866-345-1884.

Visitation Hours

Inmates housed at the Caldwell County Detention Center are allowed two onsite visits every weekend and one offsite visit per day. Each visit is limited to 25 minutes. All visits must be scheduled by visiting and should be at least 24 hours in advance. Each onsite visit can have up to 4 people. All adult visitors need to be registered online in order to visit. The visitation schedule is as follows:

ONSITE ONLY (1 per inmate per day)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

OFFSITE ONLY (1 per inmate per day)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office posts a list of the inmates currently housed in the Detention Center online. This list is arranged alphabetically based on the last names of the inmates. Each inmate listed shows their race, sex, booking number, charges, booking agency, docket number, booking date, and bond amount. The list is a PDF file which cannot be searched. If you cannot locate an inmate on the list, you can contact the facility at (828)759-1510.

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Caldwell County Sheriff Information

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It is primarily responsible for maintaining law and order as well as providing various services to the community. These include criminal investigations, conducting patrols, providing gun permits, transporting inmates, and answering calls for service. Sheriff Alan C. Jones heads the agency and oversees the day-to-day operations of the different departments with the help of Chief Deputy Major Kevin Bean.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Address:
2351 Morganton Boulevard SW
Lenoir, NC 28645

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Caldwell County can be found in the western region of North Carolina. The county seat as well as the largest city is Lenoir. Based on the 2020 census, it has a population of 80,652. The total area of the county is 474 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 121
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Caldwell County Public Records Information

If you wish to obtain copies of incident or arrest reports, you can submit your request to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. Take note that there are associated fees that you will need to pay. Each copy of an incident or arrest report costs $4.

For copies of other types of public records, you can submit a request to the appropriate department or agency. For vital records and real estate deeds, you can submit a request to the Register of Deeds office. For copies of criminal cases, special proceedings, estate cases, and divorce judgments, you can submit a request to the clerk of court’s office.

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