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2351 Morganton Boulevard, S.W.

Lenoir, NC 28645


 The Detention Center confines inmates in a manner that assures their secure custody and humane  treatment, through strict compliance with the requirements of State and Federal Laws.

Inmates buy supplies and other related items through the jail commissary that is currently provided by Oasis Management Systems Inc.  This “commissary operation” generates revenue for the counties General Fund, taking some of that burden off of the tax payers of Caldwell County and also ensuring that there is no contraband being brought into the Detention Center by means of an outside source.

The Caldwell County Detention Center was completed in October 1999 and is a 185-bed facility.

Check below to find out when you can visit an inmate in Caldwell County.

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Telephone: 828-759-1510

Visitation For Inmate’s:

Below is the available schedule.

Inmates with last names beginning starting A-L Saturday Only 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Inmates with last names beginning with M-Z Sunday Only 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

***Inmates housed in 325 block and the hallway visits are on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.***

***Members of the Clergy can contact Captain M. Jardon 828-759-1509 for visitation appointments Monday thru Friday.***


For security reasons, visitation is only allowed during the times listed.  Please be advised that only one thirty minute visit per week is allowed regardless of the number of visitation periods.

** Notice ** 

Inmate visitation is subject to cancellation at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.


The Detention Center can always use good employee prospects.  If you or someone you know is interested in a job at the Caldwell County Detention Center, please contact Captain Marc Jardon or Lieutenant Wendy Greene