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Durham County Detention Facility, NC Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 17, 2024
919-560-0912, 919-560-0961
219 South Magnum Street, Durham, NC, 27701

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This article contains information about Durham County Detention Facility in North Carolina. If you know someone serving time in this facility, you will find information on communicating and visiting the inmate.

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Durham County Detention Facility Prison Information

Jail Name Durham County Detention Facility
Jail Type County Jail
Location 219 South Magnum Street, Durham, NC, 27701
Contact Numbers 919-560-0912, 919-560-0961
City Durham
Postal Code 27701
State North Carolina
County Durham County
Jail Webpage website

Durham County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Clarence Birkhead
Address 201 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701
Phone 919-560-0897
Fax 919-560-0854
Email [email protected]
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To find out who’s in jail, use the Durham County Detention Facility inmate search to look up who you are looking for. Here you will find a roster of the inmates who are serving time. When you click on a name, you will see his or her name, mugshot, and jail records.

Sending a Mail

If you want to send a package to an inmate to the Durham County Detention Facility, please mail to:

Inmate name and Booking Number (required information)
Durham County
Sheriff's Department
219 South Magnum Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Inmates are allowed to send and receive unlimited correspondence. All incoming/outgoing mail is subject to search prior to being delivered.

Mail must meet the following guidelines:

  • Mail must contain both the inmate’s name and booking number and the sender’s name and return address.

  • Photographs depicting gangs, gang hand gestures, weapons, drugs, unlawful activities are not allowed. Any material tending to incite or promote racism, violence or any other prohibited conduct is prohibited.

  • There is a maximum of 10 items of correspondence allowed per envelope. These items of correspondence include but are not limited to: hand or typewritten items, photocopied or printed material, photographs, newspaper or magazine cut-outs, or greeting cards.

Mail Containing the Following Items Will Not Be Accepted:

  • Items containing foil or metal of any type, glass, wood, hard plastic, rubber, hair, leaves, flowers, paperclips, jewelry, staples, whiteout, colored paper, tracing paper, etc.

  • Wall posters, travel brochures, catalogs, wall calendars, or any other item larger than a legal-size piece of paper.

  • Credit cards, personal checkbooks, original certificates (marriage license, driver’s license, diplomas, etc.).

  • Any food items

  • Any article of clothing, hygiene item or other personal property.

  • Third-party letters. (Correspondents may not forward letters from one person to another.)

  • Any item that contains any unknown substance or unknown odor (stains, lipstick, perfume, smoke, etc.).

Sending Money

Money orders must be made payable to the "Durham County Sheriff’s Department," with the inmate’s name and booking number on the reference line of the money order.

Personal checks, cashier’s checks, corporate checks, and payroll checks are not accepted.

Five hundred dollars is the maximum amount inmates may have on their account at any time.

Phone Calls

Global Tel Inc. (GTL), an outside vendor, is currently used to provide inmate telephone services.

All calls are subject to recording or monitoring.

  • Attorney-Client Calls – Click Here to arrange for Attorney-Client private calls with inmates.

  • For information on how to set up an account with GTL, Click Here.

Visiting Rules

The visiting rules and procedures for the three jail facilities are as follows:

Durham County Detention Facility
219 South Magnum Street, Durham, NC, 27701

  • Visitors must arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled visiting time.

  • Visitors are required to show valid photo identification prior to a visit. Only government issued ID’s are accepted.

  • Each inmate is allowed one visit per day.

  • Each visit will last a minimum of 30 minutes.

  • Two adults and one child under five may visit. Only two visitors plus one child under five years of age, or one adult and two children under five years of age, will be permitted to visit any one inmate.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Durham County Prison Statistics

Durham County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 8
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 3
Jail Population Held for State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 22
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE 18

Durham County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 310
Asian Jail Population 1
White Jail Population 68
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 34

Durham County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 5
Other Prison Population 7
Latino Prison Population 83
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 122
Black Prison Population 913

Durham County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 9,910
Male Jail Population 371
Total Jail Population 512
Female Jail Population 42

Durham County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 340
Female Pretrial Jail Population 58
Male Pretrial Jail Population 446

Durham County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 480
Black Prison Admissions 382
Other Prison Admissions 3
Native Prison Admissions 4
Latino Prison Admissions 24
White Prison Admissions 58
Male Prison Admissions 457
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 23

Durham County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 53
Total Prison Population 1,138
Male Prison Population 1,085