Nash County Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: July 08, 2020
222 W Washington St, Nashville, NC 27856

Nash County Detention Facility is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Nash County Detention Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 252-459-1536

The Nash County Detention Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 222 W Washington St Nashville, NC which is operated locally by the Nash 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. Nash County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Nashville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Nash County Detention Facility is located behind the Courthouse on West Washington Street in Nashville. It has the capacity to house up to 259 male inmates and 36 female inmates. The last addition to the Detention Center was in 1999, which added a total of 156 inmates to the capacity of 139 inmates at that time.

Inmate Regulations

The Nash County Detention Facility follows many county, state, and federal guidelines and regulations for the purpose of maintaining order and control as well as provide safety and security for the inmates and the citizens of Nash County.

The Detention Facility must maintain order and control when dealing with criminals. Inmates have some privileges and opportunities which include:

The commissary store is where inmates can purchase items. Inmates receive money from their families and friends to spend in the commissary. The commissary is available through contract with Keefe Commissary Company.

Book Policy
Inmates may have up to three books or magazines at a time. They must be sent directly from the publisher or distributor and will be examined by staff to ensure safety and security.

Personal Items

All personal items must be purchased from the Commissary. No personal items will be accepted from the public.

Inmate Funds
Money will be accepted in the front lobby for inmate accounts seven days a week. It can be deposited into the kiosk in the front lobby of the Detention Center. It can also be deposited online by using a credit card.

Inmate Locator

Nash County Detention Facility publishes the names of their 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 for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Nash County Detention Facility and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 252-459-1536.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Nash County Detention Center - Visitation

Male inmates with last names beginning with A through K have visitation on Saturday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Male inmates with last names beginning with L through Z have visitation on Sunday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

All female inmates have visitation on Sunday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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