Lookup Inmates in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Forsyth County Jail

201 North Church Street

Winston Salem, NC  27101

336 917 7600

County History:   

Established in 1849, the county was named for Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, who was killed in the War of 1812.  The county seat is in Winston Salem, NC and parts of the county are in the Yadkin Valley wine region.  

County Population:  361,220

Area Code(s):  336,743

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  William T. Schatzman

301 North Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336 917 7001
Fax: 336 727 8070
Email: Contact Us

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Winston Salem: Winston Salem’s violent crime rate has been significantly above the national average each year since 2001.   

Per 1,000 residents, Winston Salem has 2.3 or 556 officers, which is below North Carolina’s average of 2.39  

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  


Housing Unit Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

Public Visitation Hours

9:00 – 11:30 am
12:30 – 3:00 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm effective Jan. 1, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 pm

NOTE: All visitors must be registered for visitation 30 minutes prior to visitation ending.

Sending mail to Inmates:  No information available  

Sending funds to inmates:  

  1. Toll Free Number (866-345-1884) – A friend or family member will have the ability to call into a toll-free number and speak with a Customer Service Representative to deposit money into an inmate’s trust account using a credit or debit card. Cybersuite has customer service representatives that speak Spanish as well.
  2. Website – A depositor can visit www.inmatedeposits.com and deposit funds into a friend or family member’s trust account using a credit or debit card. The website has been designed to mix the efficiencies of the internet with the security of online deposits to create the most convenient way to apply funds to an account.
  3. Lobby Kiosk – This lobby kiosk is located in the back of the detention center lobby. This kiosk allows friends and family members the ability to deposit funds into an inmate’s account using cash, credit and debit cards 24 hours a day. This is a secure location monitored by Forsyth County staff.

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Forsyth County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Forsyth County Probation Department
Location:511 Sr1725, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101
Forsyth County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined844
Avg Daily Population844
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll248
Full time total employees248
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1995
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 201 North Church Street WINSTON SALEM NC 27101

Forsyth County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016182,356
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016173,486
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20168,870
Unemployment Rate, 20164.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201547,346
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Forsyth County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201464,966
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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