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Wilkes County Court, NC

The Wilkes County Jail is a facility that houses individuals arrested by local law enforcement. It has an average daily population of 150 inmates with an estimated yearly turnover rate of 3000 offenders. The facility is located at 502 Courthouse Drive in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The phone number of the detention center is 336-903-7623.

How to Send Mail or Package

The Wilkes County Jail uses Secure Mail services. This software allows family and friends to send messages and photos online to inmates housed in the facility. The staff will review the messages for approval. Delivery of approved messages is within 24 hours.

Funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account using the JailATM kiosk located in the lobby of the jail. The machine will only accept cash. Money can also be deposited online through the Access Corrections website. For more information on adding funds to an inmate’s account, you can call 866-345-7884. A service charge comes with all deposits made into an inmate’s Trust Fund Account.

Visitation Hours

Visitation is a privilege granted to inmates housed in the Wilkes County Jail. Each inmate is allowed 1 free 15-minute visit per week. Visits need to be scheduled online through the iWebvisit website. Onsite visitation takes place from 1pm to 3:30pm and 7:30 to 9pm. Visitation days are dependent on the inmates’ housing units.

A Pod and B Pod, visitation is on Saturdays.
C Pod and D Pod, visitation is on Sundays.
E Pod and F Pod, visitation is on Tuesdays.
G Pod and H Pod, visitation is on Thursdays.

Remote visitation is also available. Remote visits may be scheduled online daily. The time slots are as follows:

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Wilkes County Jail uses the VINE system to store information about their inmates. To get inmate information, you can call VINE at 1-877-627-2826.

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Wilkes County Sheriff Information

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is the principal law enforcement agency in the county. It is responsible for enforcing state and local laws, preventing criminal activity, investigating crimes, protecting life and property, and maintaining order in the community. The WCSO is led by Sheriff Chris Shew. You can reach him directly via email at [email protected].

Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office Address:
381 Executive Drive,
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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Wilkes County is located in the western mountain region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Wilkesboro while the largest town is North Wilkesboro. Based on the 2021 census, the estimated population is 65,806. The total area of the county is 757 square miles.

2018 Annual Average Violent Crimes: 151
Data Source: North Carolina County Health Rankings

Wilkes County Public Records Information

Public records are available in Wilkes County. Requests can be submitted to the appropriate department or agency. Copies of deeds can be requested from the Wilkes County Tax Office. Copies of incident reports are available from the Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy Registrar, on the other hand, handles all requests for vital records.

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