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Databases Updated on May 21, 2024

How to Perform North Carolina Inmate Lookup

North Carolina makes it easy for you to locate someone in prison or jail. The offender locator form allows you to select criteria like name, ID, gender, race, status, birth date or age range. From there you will see a list of results. You can click on each one to see the full details. Some of them have a mug shot. Most have the name, gender, race, birth date, age and the facility they are detained in. You can also read details of their offenses and incarceration records. You may also use a North Carolina prison inmate search online to find someone in prison.

Creating Public Jail Records

When someone enters the state jail system, a file is opened, and from there on, their jail record is updated frequently. NC creates and uses jail records to monitor, manage and facilitate rehabilitation for each inmate. These records follow each prisoner as they navigate through the penal system. Each time they visit the courthouse, receive sentencing, are moved or participate in prison programs, the record is updated. Jail records are shared among law enforcement and kept online. You can find them via using North Carolina inmate records search tool.

What are North Carolina Jail Records?

North Carolina jail inmate search records are the details that follow each inmate through the prison system. Administrators keep track of every action item and event that happens to a prisoner from the time they are arrested until they complete the terms of their parole. Each time a prisoner is moved to a new facility, the record is updated. All different types of law enforcement agencies keep jail records and share them to make things seamless. Some of the North Carolina inmate search records such as court documents, arrest records, warrants and other items are also available to the public.

Jail and Inmate Search in North Carolina

NC’s Department of Public Safety operates and maintains their 97 jails and 57 prisons. They are committed to the safety and security of their 37,143 inmates. The state also oversees another 83,746 people on probation and 12,150 inmates on parole. Most inmates in North Carolina are male (34,099), and the rest (3,044) are female. 39% of inmates are in because of property crimes, 38% public order crimes, 23% of crimes against another person, 1% unreported. 21% are age 26-30 years old. 1,366 inmates are engaged in full-time education, and another 1,423 participate in part-time educational programs.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

North Carolina Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
Parole Population
4.3:1 (Black : White Ratio)
1.0:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
91,179 (1.18%)
Disenfranchised Population
42,905 (2.63%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

North Carolina Parole Population

North Carolina parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 11,744 people, 161 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 982 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 8.4%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
North Carolina
Parole Total Population in North Carolina (2016)
North Carolina
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
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Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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Number of Parolees:
Term of supervised release

North Carolina Prisons

The state has 97 jails over 100 counties and another 57 prisons. NC works off an annual budget of $1.5 billion and a staff of 19,018 employees. Their current inmate population includes 18,520 people in jail and 37,143 in prison. The state community corrections system is also responsible for 83,746 on probation and another 12,150 inmates who have been released on parole. Based on one hundred thousand residents, North Carolina’s violent crime rate is 372, their property crime rate is 2,738, and their overall incarceration rate is 339. It costs North Carolina $29,965 per inmate per year.

Prison Name Prison Type
Albemarle Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Alexander Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Alexander Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
Avery Mitchell Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Bertie Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Butner FMCFederal Prison
Butner Low FCIFederal Prison
Butner Medium I FCIFederal Prison
Butner Medium II FCIFederal Prison
Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
Caldwell Correctional CenterState Prison
Caledonia Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Carteret Correctional CenterState Prison
Caswell Correctional CenterState Prison
Catawba Correctional CenterState Prison
Central PrisonState Prison
Columbus Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Craggy Correctional CenterState Prison
Craven Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
Dan River Prison Work FarmState Prison
Davidson Correctional CenterState Prison
Eastern Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Eastern Regional OfficePrivate Facility
Foothills Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Forsyth Correctional CenterState Prison
Franklin Correctional CenterState Prison
Gaston Correctional CenterState Prison
Greene Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Harnett Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Hoke Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Hyde Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Johnston Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Lanesboro Correctional InsititutionState Prison
Lincoln Correctional CenterState Prison
Lumberton Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Marion Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Maury Correctional InsititutionState Prison
Morrison Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Mountain View Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Nash Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Neuse Correctional InstitutionState Prison
New Hanover Correctional CenterState Prison
New Hanover Regional Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
North Carolina Correctional Institution for WomenState Prison
Odom Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Orange Correctional CenterState Prison
Pamlico Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Pasquotank Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Pender Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Piedmont Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
Polk Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Raleigh RRM Federal Prison
Randolph Correctional CenterState Prison
Rivers CI Federal Prison
Rivers Correctional InstitutionPrivate Prison
Rutherford Correctional CenterState Prison
Sampson Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Sanford Correctional CenterState Prison
Scotland Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Southern Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Swannanoa Correctional Center for WomenState Prison
Tabor Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Tyrrell Prison Work FarmState Prison
Wake Correctional CenterState Prison
Wake Juvenile Detention CenterState Juvenile Detention Center
Warren Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Wilkes Correctional CenterState Prison
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