Cumberland County NC Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 17, 2024
204 Gillespie St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Cumberland Co Jail 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.

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You can support your loved ones at Cumberland Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 910-672-5601.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Cumberland County NC Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Cumberland Co Jail, located at 204 Gillespie St in Fayetteville, NC, is a secure detention center operated by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Fayetteville Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

Inmate mail - Procedures are very strict for security and safety reasons.  Any mail parcels that are received contrary to the following guidelines will be returned to the sender.  However, any contraband identified may be confiscated and booked into evidence.  Many items inmates are not allowed to receive through the mail are available through the inmate canteen.  Your cooperation with the jail’s mail staff is greatly appreciated.

Mail is delivered six days a week in accordance with the schedules of the U.S. Postal Service. Letters, pictures 5″ x 7″ or smaller (please, not more than 5), and U.S. Postal money orders are accepted (no cash or personal checks).  All items must be delivered to the Detention Center by the U.S. Postal Service.


  • Food or cosmetic items
  • Stationery, blank envelopes, envelopes with metal clasps, postage stamps, envelopes with gang or suggestive artwork
  • Cash, personal or second party checks, traveler’s checks, payroll checks
  • We only accept U.S. Postal Service Money Orders. Money orders from other sources are not accepted.
  • Blank money orders (money orders must be signed and made payable to the inmate)
  • Unless being sent solely for the purpose of making bond, single money orders exceeding $200.00
  • Musical, plastic, plastic covered, blank greeting or postcards larger than 6″ x 9″
  • Identification cards or copies of same
  • Paper clips, staples, pens, pencils, glitter, stickers, glued or gummed labels
  • Rosary beads, balloons, string bracelets, or other jewelry items
  • Lottery tickets or prepaid telephone cards
  • Tape or any type of tape on letters
  • Photographs or other pictures writings that are of nude(s), suggestive in nature, showing gangs, gang tattoos, or hand gestures or other similar signs will not be allowed.
  • With regard to books, we will not accept anything not sent directly from the publisher, nor anything of an explicit sexual nature, items which call for, provide instructions for or which encourage violence.

The inmate property - The inmate's property is inventoried at booking and placed into self-seal, tamper-resistant plastic bags.  In most cases, this makes it unnecessary for jail staff to further handle an inmate’s personal property.  After an inmate’s cash has been accepted, it is placed in the inmate’s account available to the inmate to purchase commissary items and for other purposes.  Any unused funds are returned to the inmate upon discharge from custody.  Before leaving the booking room, inmates are required to exchange personal clothing for jail clothing.  Their personal clothing is bagged and stored securely until their release. Questions regarding such property should be directed to the arresting agency. Inmates receive basic hygiene items free of charge when first entering custody.

All releases from the Cumberland County Jail shall be the result of an inmate posting bond, a court order, completion of a sentence, payment of a fine and court costs, a teletype from another agency releasing their hold, or transfer of the inmate to the custody of another agency authorized by law to assume custody of that inmate.  Releases may occur at any time of the day or night.  Paperwork and other information in the inmate’s file receive a comprehensive and thorough review during the release process.  You should know that this is time-consuming and must be carefully done to ensure public safety.  A file review occurs in the order in which the file was received by the release control officer.

Inmates serving a sentence are generally released between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on the day of discharge unless the court makes other instructions.

Some inmates required to be released to adult probation; drug treatment and other programs must be picked up by a representative from that program. Inmates with charges from other jurisdictions are turned over to officers from the other jurisdiction when all Cumberland County business has been completed.

For security purpose, jail staff members are forbidden from discussing when an inmate will be transported from the facility.

Inmate clothing and property in the custody of the jail will be returned, as will any money left in the inmate’s account, at the time of release.

Inmates may be transferred to other institutions for a number of reasons: these include court, medical treatment, to serve a sentence, safety of the inmate, etc.  In order to protect the safety of the inmates and staff, transfers are not discussed with the public or media.

FUNERALS - Inmates may, with special permission, be taken to a private viewing or visitation following the death of a close family member.  Such visits only occur with the permission of the Courts and the Sheriff’s Office following a thorough security review of the location and the inmate’s record; including any outside information available. It is the inmate’s attorney’s responsibility to secure the court order.  Visitations following a death must be within Cumberland County and will be done at unannounced times.  The inmate will be transported in full security restraints and may, at the discretion of the Sheriff’s Office, be required to wear jail uniform.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in North Carolina. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Cumberland County NC Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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

Cumberland County NC Detention Center - Visitation

All inmates will be allowed 2 visits per day; up to 14 visits per WEEK

Visitation will be open 7 (seven) days a week.

Hours are Monday thru Friday
8:30am to 11:30am; 1:00pm to 4:30pm; and 6:30pm to 9:45pm.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
10:00am to 12:00pm; 1:00pm to 4:30pm; and 6:30pm to 8:30pm.



Per facility visit, there can be 2 adults and 1 child OR 1 adult and 2 children.

We also offer unlimited monitored video visitation from home, the cost of these visits are up to 10 minutes $4.00 and up to 25 minutes for $10.00. These visits are available daily from 8:30am to 9:45pm.



No revealing clothing, No visual gang signs, illegal drugs, alcohol or other electronic devices.

Anyone over the age of 16 must be registered on the GTLVISITME WEBSITE NEW USER REGISTRATION. Please click on “Register Today” to begin registration process.

If you are already registered go to GTLVISITME WEBSITE RETURNING USERS SECTION and sign in with your user and password.

Special Visits: Approved on a case-by-case basis.

CELLPHONES: NOT PERMITTED IN THE FACILITY unless approved by the Jail Administrator.

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