Lookup Inmates in Burke County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Burke County Jail

201 South Green Street

Morganton, NC  28680


County History:   

Burke county was established in 1777 and was named for Thomas Burke who served in the Continental Congress and was the state’s governor for two years.  

County Population:  89,842

Area Code(s):  704, 828

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Steve E. Whisenant

150 Government Drive

Morganton, NC  28655


Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Morganton:  Morganton’s violent crime rate runs consistently just below the national average since 2001.  2007 was the exception, when it exceeded the national average.  

Per 1,000 residents, Morganton has 3.54 or 59 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  

Saturday:  Inmates last names starting with A through M

Sunday:  Inmates last names starting with N through Z

8:30 am to 11:00am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  All incoming and outgoing mail must be addressed as follows:

Inmates Legal First and Last Name

148 Government Drive

Morganton, NC 28655

Sending funds to inmates:  

Working at Burke County:  No information available

Sex Offender Search:  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Burke County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined49
Avg Daily Population54
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll12
Full time total employees12
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Other operating expendituresnot applicable
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Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


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