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Catawba County Court, NC

The Catawba County Detention Facility houses individuals who have been charged by local law enforcement agencies. It has a capacity of 579 inmates and includes a booking area, industrial kitchen, and a medical area. The facility is staffed by around 100 employees who are responsible for the safety and security of the inmates confined therein. The facility can be found on the Catawba County Government Campus in Newton, NC.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates confined in the Catawba County Detention Center are allowed to receive mail. Letters must be written on white paper with the exception of legal mail. All incoming mail, including greeting cards, will be scanned, making them viewable on the inmate kiosk. The incoming general mail envelopes will not be given to the inmate. Photos can be sent, but they must not be larger than 4×6 inches. Inmates can only have three photos in their possession. Family and friends can also send a one-minute video message to the inmate for a small fee through the HomeWav website. To send general correspondence to an inmate, you may address it in the following manner:

(inmate’s name)
Catawba County Detention Facility
PO Box 385
Newton NC 28658

Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s account in three ways. They can mail a US Postal Service or bank money order to the inmate. They can deposit money using the ATM located in the lobby of the detention facility. They can also visit the jailpackstore website.

Visitation Hours

Inmates confined at the Catawba County Detention Facility are allowed visitation. All visitors need to register with Homewav. Visits need to be scheduled by visiting the Homewav website, using the Homewav app, or by calling 1-844-394-6639. Visits need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and must be approved by the inmate. Each inmate is allowed one 15-minute visit per week.

Visiting hours are as follows:

Monday through Thursday
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

9:00 am – 11:00 am
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online database of all individuals currently housed in the Detention Facility. The inmates on the list are arranged alphabetically according to last names. The information on the list includes the inmate’s complete name, photo, date confined, address, age, charges, bond amount, court date, court docket, and agency involved.

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Catawba County Sheriff Information

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is the principal law enforcement agency in the county. It is responsible for answering calls for service, investigating criminal activity, serving civil process and criminal papers, crime prevention, registering sex offenders, and providing School Resource Officers to the schools in the county. The head of the CCSO is Sheriff Don Brown.

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Address:
100 Government Drive., Building E Newton, NC 28658

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number:
(828) 464-5241

Catawba County is

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 429
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Catawba County Public Records Information

The Records Division of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for managing reports for the various divisions of the agency. For copies of public records from the Sheriff’s Office, you can inquire with the Records Division by calling (828) 464-5241.

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