Durham Police Jail Information

505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Durham Police Jail is a low security police department jail located in city of Durham, Wake County, NC. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under North Carolina state law. It houses the people who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, sentence or pending plea. Most of the inmates serving their time in Durham Police Jail are sentenced for less then a year for crimes which are less serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by North Carolina Department of Corrections (DOC)

Below we have given information about the Durham Police Jail including inmate search, phone number, visitation rules/hours and contact information.

Durham Police Jail Prison Information

Jail Name :Durham Police Jail
Jail Type :Police Department Jail
Location:505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC, 27701
Contact Numbers:919-560-4600
Postal Code:27701
State :North Carolina
County:Wake County
Jail Webpage:

Durham Police Jail Inmate Search

If you are looking for information of any inmate currently housed at Durham Police Jail, you can visit the the inmate search/roster link here. Alternatively you can call on to enquire about the inmate.

Note: Keep inmate information like Full Name, age, sex, date of birth and inmate ID handy.

If you are still not able to find the whereabouts of the inmate, then you can try searching on North Carolina statewide inmate search page.

Sending a Mail/Package

Send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Inmate Name, Inmate ID
505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 919-560-4600.

Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at jail administrative office.

Note: When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The receiver has to bear the cost of the call and the call can be of maximum 30 mins. During rush hours the call time is reduced to 10 mins.

Visitation Rules

If you are visiting someone in Durham Police Jail make sure you are in approved visitor list. It’s good idea to confirm with the prison authorities before coming for a visit.

Here are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:

  • Visitor must not be a prior felon.
  • Must have a valid government ID.
  • For children below 16 years of age, a legal guardian must be accompanied.
Visitation Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Nearby Jail/Prison

There are 5 nearby jails/prisons

Durham County Detention Facility

219 South Magnum Street, Durham, NC, 27701 919-560-0912, 919-560-0961

Durham Correctional Center - CLOSED

3900 Guess Road, Durham, NC, 27705 919-477-2314

Durham County Youth Home

2432 Broad Street, Durham, NC, 27704 919-560-0840

Durham Police Jail

505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC, 27701 919-560-4600

North Carolina Dept of Public Safety & Corrections (NCDPS)

831 West Morgan StreetMail Service Center 4260, Raleigh, NC, 27699-4260 919-838-4000

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