Alexander County NC Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: July 18, 2022
91 Commercial Pk Ave, Taylorsville, NC 28601

Alexander Co Detention is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is PayTel, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Alexander County NC Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 828-632-0304

The Alexander Co Detention is a low-security detention center located at 91 Commercial Pk Ave Taylorsville, NC which is operated locally by the Alexander County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Alexander County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Taylorsville Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Alexander County Detention Center is located adjacent to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center, the 164-bed facility provides secure custody for both males and females who have been committed to the custody of the Sheriff of Alexander County.
Inmate Commissary Account - Inmates confined to the Alexander County Detention Center may have the privilege of purchasing certain items from the Detention Center Commissary. To purchase items the inmate must have funds available in their commissary account. Family members may deposit funds for an inmate’s account by leaving the funds in a drop box (located in the Detention Center lobby) provided by Emerald Vending Company of Alexander County. All funds should be secured in an envelope provided at the drop box and should include the inmate's full name. If you have any issues with the commissary services provided please contact the vendor directly.

Inmate Telephone Service - Inmate telephone services are provided by PayTel Communications on a pay-per-call basis. Minutes for inmate collect calls may be purchased by contacting PayTel at 1-800-PAY-TELL. Calls are either $6.00 per 15-minutes or $3.00 per 15-minutes - Check here to see if your number qualifies for the savings

Inmate Court Date Information - Upcoming court dates for inmates may be found in the NC Court System website. Do not call the Alexander County Detention Center to request information on upcoming inmate court dates. If you need additional information about court dates or the court process you may contact the Alexander County Clerk of Court at 828-632-2215.

Inmate Locator

Alexander County NC Detention Center publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in North Carolina. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Alexander County NC Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation is by scheduled appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 828-632-0304 and speak to a Detention Center staff member.

Visitation is conducted according to the schedule below:

A-Dorm, B-Dorm


1:00pm – 4:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm C-Dorm, D-Dorm


1:00pm – 4:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm G-Dorm


1:00pm – 4:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm Segregation Inmates


By appointment only as authorized by Command Staff

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