Lookup Inmates in Wake 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.

Wake County Jail

330 South Salisbury

Raleigh, NC  27602


County History:   

Wake county was established in 1771 and Raleigh is the county seat as well as the state capital since 1793.  The county was named for Margaret Wake, who married Governor William Tryon.  

County Population:  974,289

Area Code(s):  919, 984

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Donnie Harrison

Wake County Government
P.O. Box 550

Raleigh, NC 27602

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Raleigh:  Raleigh’s violent crime rate has been consistently above the national average since 2001.

Per 1,000 residents, Raleigh has 1.7 or 761 officers, which is below North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available

Visiting Hours:  

All visitations are conducted by video at the Wake County Detention Center, 3301 Hammond Road, Raleigh.

  • Visiting Hours: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 4–6:30 p.m.
  • Visitation Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Exception:  No visits will be permitted on a County holiday.  All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.  To schedule an appointment call 919-857-9103 (Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Inmate’s Full Name
Wake County Detention Center
PO Box 2479
Raleigh, NC 27602-2479

Sending funds to inmates:  Deposit Kiosk at Wake County Detention Center

  • A deposit kiosk is located in the upper lobby outside visitation. This deposit kiosk will be available 24 hours a day for deposits into inmates’ trust accounts. Kiosk deposits will post to inmates’ accounts immediately.
  • Dial 1-404-902-6628 and follow the prompts. You can send up to $20 per week to an inmate using this option. There is a $4.95 flat fee for this service.
  • Go to www.jailatm.com and follow the prompts. You can send any amount, and there are no time restrictions. There are fees for this service, which are listed on the website. They are similar to Western Union fees.
  • Inmates may also have money deposited into the inmate’s trust fund by money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc., sent through the mail.  The money orders or checks should be made payable in the inmate’s full name.  Money orders, certified checks, payroll checks, etc., will be held in escrow for 14 days.  This allows enough time for the money order to clear the bank.  After the 14-day time period, the inmate will have access to their funds.  No personal checks will be accepted.

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Contact the Wake County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Wake County Public Defender
Address:414 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
Hours:Mon-Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wake County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined1156
Avg Daily Population1249
Name of new facilityWake County Detention Center
Full time payroll358
Full time total employees358
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original construction1991
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Wake County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016558,950
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016535,269
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201623,681
Unemployment Rate, 20164.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201570,629
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Wake County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014111,299
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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