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The Lincoln County Jail in North Carolina includes four cell blocks and one large dormitory with a maximum capacity of 168 inmates. Each cell block has 16 individual cells which accommodate two inmates each. The individual cells may be locked to prevent the inmates from accessing the common area of the cell block. The large dormitory is used to house low security inmates and trustees. It consists of 40 beds along the periphery of a large common area. Lincoln County Jail is state-of-the-art with all doors, both interior and exterior, being computer controlled from a secured central location within the facility.

How does visitation work at the Lincoln County Jail?

One 15-minute video visit per week is allowed! All visits must be scheduled by appointment and must be scheduled prior to the visitation. Visitation times are Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1:00 pm for female and 2:00 pm for male visitation. You will receive the next available appointment. Appointments cannot be rescheduled.

Inmates will be given a visitation sheet during booking to place 4 names of persons that can visit. If they do not have 4 names at the time of booking, additional names may be added at a later date. The first approved person to call will receive the appointment for the week. We will not relay the appointment time or day to anyone other than the person making the appointment. The inmate may request this information.

Inmates can have up to 4 adult (18 & older) visitors during their visit. All visitors must show valid picture identification at each visit. Anyone less than 18 years is not counted as a visitor but must accompany an adult that is on the approved visitor’s list.

Visitors can be denied visiting rights if intoxicated, causes a disturbance, not on the inmate’s visitation list, inappropriate attire, or late for the appointment. Visitors can be revoked permanently by the jail administrator.

Can inmates have clergy visitation at the Lincoln County Jail?

Leaders of different religions, faiths, and practices may schedule an appointment on Thursday night for a 20 minute visit. No family members are allowed during this visitation unless prior approval from the Jail Administrator, Assistant Administrator, or the Sheriff. Jail Ministry is provided by Way of the Cross Ministries (jail and prison ministries). They conduct a worship service and bible study once a week.

How do I call an inmate at the Lincoln County Jail

The inmate telephones are on everyday from 11:00 am —11:45 am; 1:00 pm—2:45 pm; 7:00 pm—9:00 pm.

Telephone calls cannot be made during VISITATION, lockdowns, meals, shift changes, and transportation. Inmates will be issued a phone ID pin number during booking, and must use this phone ID number to access the phone system. You must use your Inmate ID number along with your Inmate Phone pin number to use the phone. Inmates will be allowed to make a free local call during booking.

Inmates can make local calls, North Carolina long distance calls, and out of state long distance calls. Phones will be cut off after 10 minutes. Long distance first minute rate is the operator surcharge plus one minute. Rates are subject to change by the Utility Commission.

Can the inmate receive medical attention while in the Lincoln County Jail?

There is a medical office at Lincoln County Jail. A nurse is on duty/call at all times. There is a charge for medical. Any medical expense will be deducted from inmate’s money account. MEDICAL CARE IS NEVER REFUSED FOR INMATES WHO DO NOT HAVE MONEY. However, the inmate’s account will be charged.

How do I send mail / write a letter to an inmate in the Lincoln County Jail?

Inmates’ mail will be inspected for items not allowed in the facility. Inmates are allowed to receive and send mail Monday – Friday while in our facility. A log is kept of all incoming and outgoing mail. All incoming mail must have the sender’s name and address and will be inspected for contraband. Any mail with perfumes, stickers, ribbons, lipstick, tape, plastic, powders, inappropriate materials or content IS NOT ALLOWED. No sexually explicit written, pictorial, or obscene materials allowed. No magazines, books, newspapers, or magazine or newspaper articles. Soft-back Bibles will be accepted during visitation or through the mail. All incoming mail MUST show a sender’s name and address, if not it will be returned to sender.

Inmates can receive 10 sheets of paper and 5 stamped envelopes through the mail per week. Additional items will be placed in their property bins.

ADDRESS for Inmate’s Mail
P.O. BOX 506

How is the inmates money handled while in the Lincoln County Jail?

While the inmate is in our facility, all money will be held for their use in an inmate money account. This money can be used for commissary, to pay fines or bonds, to pay an urgent bill or for emergency type situations. Inmates’ receive a debot card for any remaining funds in their account upon release.


Family and/or friends may deposit money for the inmate 24 hours a day into a money kiosk (ATM) at the entrance into the sheriff’s office/detention center. There is a $3.25 service charge per entry. This kiosk does not accept one dollar bills into the bill acceptor. It will only accept denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100. You may also use a credit or debit card at the money kiosk (ATM) located in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office lobby.


WWW.COURTMONEY.COM: You may pay by credit card or debit card and you will need the inmates name, ID number, and form number 5500 or you may call 1-800-352-9870 to make a payment by phone.

WWW.GOVPAYNOW.COM :You may pay by credit or debit card and you will need the inmates name, ID number, and pay location code of 5500. Or you may call 1-888-277-2535 to make a payment by telephone.

MONEYGRAM: Family and or friends must have:
Company name:SSC Inmate Funding
Receive Code: 7950
Facility Code is IPJ
Inmates ID number:
Inmates Name:

MONEY ORDERS, personal checks or business checks will NOT be accepted.

Can the inmate purchase toiletries and snacks?

Commissary is a service and a privilege we furnish to the inmates. SWANSON Commissary Services offers items such as snacks, personal need items, clothing and stamped envelopes. Orders are placed on the kiosk in the blocks and must be placed by 9:00 pm on Tuesday. There is a $75.00 spending limit per week. Commissary is distributed to the inmates on Thursday. Supplemental Kits and clothing items are available during the first 14 days if an inmate has not had funds to order commissary. Supplemental Kits include a variety of food items and stamped envelopes. Clothing items (one pair of underwear and/or one pair of socks) can also be purchased. Additional items or clothing will have to be ordered through commissary.

What kind of clothing can an inmate have and when can I bring it?

Clothing will no longer be accepted from family/friends. These items will be made available for purchase through the commissary.

Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search

Inmate search provides information about current persons in custody of the Lincoln County Jail . Inmate roster usually includes the following information: booking or admission time, first and last name, gender, race, age or date of birth. Sometimes more detailed inmate records are provided (case number, charges, bail/bond amount, previous charges, photo, address, sentence information, commitment information, disciplinary infractions, disciplinary appeals, parole action, parole placement, work program, detainer/ warrants, profile classification, etc.).

Inmate Search in Lincoln County Jail is provided by Lincoln County Jail itself or by other third party. We do not guarantee accuracy of the information provided by Lincoln County Jail inmate search service. Be aware, that inmate information for different jails and prisons has different update periodicity. Usually inmate rosters are updated as new innmates data becomes available. Please see Lincoln County Jail website for more information. Typically online inmate lists should not be considered an official record or an official inmate roster. Official records and inmate rosters are kept by Lincoln County Jail .

Lincoln County Jail Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrant of Lincoln County Jail is a warrant issued by the Lincoln County judge to authorize the arrest and detention of an individual. Lincoln County Jail arrest warrant list provides all outstanding arrest warrants of Lincoln County yet to be served by law enforcement officials. The suspected named in the warrant of Lincoln County Jail can be arrested anytime.

Lincoln County Jail Most Wanted

Most wanted persons listed by Lincoln County Jail may be armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend a wanted person on your own. If you know someone listed on the Lincoln County Jail most wanted persons, please contact the detention facility office (see contacts of the Lincoln County Jail below).

Lincoln County Jail Contact Details

North Carolina
Lincoln County
700 John Howell Memorial Dr. Lincolnton, NC 28092
35.489398, -81.236558
(704) 732-9020
(704) 732-9016
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