North Carolina Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: September 6, 2020
North Carolina
Department Name
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
512 North Salisbury StreetRaleigh, NC 27604
Phone Number
919-733-2126, 800-368-1985
(919) 733-8272

Types of Correctional Facilities in North Carolina

Each prisoner in the NC state prison has their records managed by the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The system has a database that you can search and find an inmate. Each city jail, police jail, and country jail is going to have their own database, so keep this in mind as you research for an inmate.

The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to do a few things. Their first mission is to keep the quality of life of the citizens of North Carolina as safe as possible. Those who are in prison are supervised by employees of North Carolina DOC.

How to Complete a Visitation

For those doing an inmate search in the North Carolina Department of Corrections, here is how you can schedule and complete a visitation.

It’s important for an inmate to be able to keep in contact with their friends and family, which is why visits are allowed.

It’s vital that each person visiting upholds themselves to the standards that NCDOC provides.

Before any visitation can occur, an application needs completed. You can get a closer look at visitor expectations and the application process here.

When you go to visit an inmate at the North Carolina Department of Corrections, make sure you follow the proper dress code.

How to Locate an Inmate

Whether you’re trying to locate an inmate or track an inmate, this is the place for you. The NCDOC has a great online search tool that can help you find an offender in any circumstance. Here are the search options available:

  • Offender Public Search Information
  • Automated System Inquiry
  • NC Savan Search
  • NC Sex Offender Registry
  • Law Enforcement Search

The good news is that you can find all of this information in one location. Just go to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website to begin your search.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

After you have used the system to do an inmate search or a prison search, it’s time to learn how to send money to an inmate.

NCDPS actually partners with JPAY to help people send money to an inmate. You can bypass fees by sending in a money order to JPAY.

You will mail the funds to:


P.O. Box 173070

Hialeah, FL 33017

Keep in mind that JPAY takes at least 10 days to process an account, but they do everything in their power to get it done sooner.

You can also send money to an inmate using

  • JPAY Mobile APP
  • Pay Online at
  • You can also call JPAY at (800) 574-5729
  • Use code 1224 to use Money Gram to send money to an inmate.

As you can see, communicating with an inmate is easier than ever. You can use the system to look up an inmate. You can use the inmate locator to make sending mail or calling a lot easier.

Correctional Facilities in North Carolina

There are 435 jails and prisons in state North Carolina

Zebulon City Jail

1001 North Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC, 27597


Yanceyville City Jail

200 East Church Street, Yanceyville, NC, 27379


Yadkinville City Jail

209 East Hemlock Street, Yadkinville, NC, 27055


Wrightsville Beach City Jail

3 Bob Sawyer Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480


Winton City Jail

405 North Main Street, Winton, NC, 27986


Winston Salem City Jail

725 N Cherry Street, Winston Salem, NC, 27101


Wingate City Jail

4114 Highway 74 E PO Box 367, Wingate, NC, 28174


Wilson City Jail

120 N Goldsboro, Wilson, NC, 27894


Wilson’s Mills City Jail

100 Railroad Street, Wilson's Mills, NC, 27593

919- 938-3885

Williamston City Jail

106 E Main Street, Williamston, NC, 27892


Wilkesboro City Jail

100 West Street, Wilkesboro, NC, 28697


Whiteville City Jail

117 E Columbus Street, Whiteville, NC, 28472


White Lake City Jail

1823 Lake Road PMB7250, White Lake, NC, 28337


Whispering Pines City Jail

10 Pine Ridge Drive, Whispering Pines, NC, 28327


Whitakers City Jail

302 NW Railroad Street, Whitakers, NC, 27891


Wendell City Jail

15 E 4th Street, Wendell, NC, 27591


Weldon City Jail

111 Washington Avenue, Weldon, NC, 27890


Walnut Cove City Jail

208 W 3rd Street, Walnut Cove, NC, 27052


Wallace City Jail

316 E Murray Street, Wallace, NC, 28466


Wake Forest City Jail

225 South Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC, 27587