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The W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center is a facility in Lenoir County that houses pre-trial inmates. It was named after a retired Sheriff who served the county from 1988 to 2012. The facility has a 285-bed capacity. It features a processing area, booking area, kitchen, laundry, medical wing, and trustee housing. The Detention Center Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility.
How to Send Mail or Package
Inmates housed in the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center may receive mail from family and friends. All incoming mail must include a return name and full return address. All mail is inspected for the presence of contraband. To send mail to an inmate, address it in the following manner:
W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center
P.O. Box 3289, Kinston, NC 28502
Funds can be added to an inmate’s account by visiting the Access Corrections website. Using this method requires you to pay a fee of $2.95. You may also deposit money using the ATM located in the Lenoir County Detention Center. A $3-fee will be charged for using the machine. Deposits can also be made by phone by calling a toll-free number 866-345-1884.