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The Swain County Detention Center houses individuals awaiting trial and those who are serving sentences. The facility can hold up to 109 inmates. It is located in the Swain County Law Enforcement Center which is at 95 Brendle Street in Bryson City, North Carolina.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates housed in the Swain County Jail may receive correspondence from family and friends. All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband. All correspondence must have the sender’s complete name and return address. It must also be addressed in the following manner:

Inmate’s Full Name
Swain County Jail
PO Box 1398,
Bryson City, NC

Visitation Hours

The Swain County Jail grants its inmates the privilege of visitation. If you want to visit an inmate at this facility, you can contact the Jail Administrator, Leanna Arch, at 828-488-0159.

Swain County Sheriff Information

The Swain County Sheriff’s Office is the principal law enforcement agency in the area. It is headed by Sheriff Curtis Cochran. Chief Deputy Jason Gardner is second-in-command, assisting the Sheriff in overseeing the daily operations of the entire department. The Sheriff’s Office provides various services including regular patrols, investigating crimes, enforcing laws, and responding to calls for service.

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Swain County Sheriff’s Office Address:
95 Brendle St., Bryson City, NC 28713

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Swain County is located in western region of North Carolina. The county seat is Bryson City while the largest community is Cherokee. The estimated population of the county is 14,136 based on the 2021 census. The total area is 541 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 42
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Swain County Public Records Information

In Swain County, public records can be requested from the appropriate department or agency. For court records, you can submit a request to the Clerk of Court’s office. The Sheriff’s Office handles requests for police reports such as incident reports. For vital records and real estate deeds, you can inquire at the Register of Deeds’ office.
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