Cherokee County Detention Center, NC Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: May 19, 2020
Cherokee County Detention Center

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Built-in 2003, the Cherokee County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located in Murphy, North Carolina. This facility currently has a capacity of 150 inmates. The Cherokee County Detention Center’s mission is to keep the public safe through custody and control of inmates while maintaining a safe, humane, and secure environment for inmates, staff, and the community.

Cherokee County Detention Center provides its inmates basic services including meals, medical and mental health care, clothing and linens, laundry, visitation, mail and telephone privileges, recreation, religious programs, and access to courts and attorneys.

Cherokee County Detention Center operations are overseen by Jail Captain. The other roles at this facility include four Sergeants, 22 full-time jailers, and five part-time jailers.

Cherokee County Detention Center - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Cherokee County Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    577 Regal Street, Murphy, NC, 28906

  • Phone

    828-837-2521

  • Capacity

    150

  • Facility Name

    Cherokee County Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    577 Regal Street, Murphy, NC, 28906

  • Phone

    828-837-2521

  • Capacity

    150

  • Country

    Cherokee County

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

  • Address

    102 Central Street, Murphy, North Carolina, 28906

  • Phone

    828-837-2589

  • Fax

    828-837-6590

  • Email

    [email protected]

  • Website

    website

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Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

If you are looking for an inmate who is serving time at Cherokee County Detention Center, search for him or her on this link which is provided by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. When you find the inmate you are looking for, click on his or her name, and you will see the information you are looking for.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Cherokee County Detention Center may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

Inmate mail can be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name
C/O Cherokee County Detention Center
577 Regal Street, Murphy, NC, 28906

Photos may be sent to inmates, but they will be checked to make sure they do not contain nudity, violence, or are gang-related. Hand-drawn pictures from children are allowed, but they must not contain with glitter, glue or tape.

Magazines and books are not allowed to be sent to inmates, with the exception of religious material.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate in Cherokee County Detention Center via a money order. Make sure it is made out to the inmate and you can either drop it off at the jail or send it through the mail. Money can also be deposited to the inmate’s account in person with either cash or a credit card by the use of the kiosk located in the jail lobby. There is a fee of $2.50 per transaction.

Commissary

More than likely, inmates will apply money they receive to their commissary account. Commissary is a jail “store” that sells snacks, candy, playing cards, board games, hygiene products, and more.

Inmates at Cherokee County Detention Center are given three meals a day, but they also are allowed to purchase snacks and drinks from the commissary if they have money available on their account.

Phone Calls

Inmates booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center have access to payphones managed by Paytel Communications from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls.

If you have problems receiving calls from the Jail, contact 828-837-2521.

Visitation Rules

Visitation at Cherokee County Detention Center is Monday through Friday 9 AM-6 PM.

Visitors must be on the inmate’s requested visitation sheet and have a valid state-issued ID (minors excluded) or a valid United States Passport. Visits are held in a small room that has about five telephones, which inmates and visitors talk into and see each other through a glass window. All visitations are monitored by staff.

Here are some other things to remember:

  • No cell phones are allowed during the visit to Cherokee County Detention Center.

  • No visitors can be added to the visitation the day of visitation.

  • You must schedule your visits 24 hours in advance.

  • Visitation is Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm.

  • Visits can also be set up by video.

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

Directions

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