Lookup Inmates in Lee 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.

Lee County Jail

206 McIntosh Street

Sanford, NC  27331


County History:   

Lee county was named for General Robert E. Lee, General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States in 1865.  The county was formed in 1907.  

County Population:  60,266

Area Code(s):  919

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Tracy L. Carter

Country: USA

Address 1: 1401 Elm St

City: Sanford

State: NC

Zip Code: 27330-5619

County: Lee County

Phone #: 919-775-5531

Fax #: 919-775-1987

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Sanford:  Sanford’s violent crime rate has been consistently below the national average since 2006; however, in prior years, the rate was significantly above the national average.   

Per 1,000 residents, Sanford has 2.76 or 81 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39  

County Clerk:  Unknown:  

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  


Female Block: 1:00pm to 1:20pm

Male Dorm: 1:30pm to 1:50pm

A Block: 2:00pm to 2:50pm

B Block: 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Segregation: 1:00pm to 1:20pm

Female Dorm: 1:30pm to 1:50pm

C Block: 2:00pm to 2:50pm

D Block: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  To send mail to inmates housed at Lee County Jail use the following address.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2788

Sanford, NC 27330

Sending funds to inmates:  

Access Corrections provides a secure way for family and friends to send funds to inmate accounts via phone, web, or lobby kiosk.

To make an electronic deposit by phone, call toll free 866-345-1884 and follow the prompts.

To make an electronic deposit using the web, go to https://www.accesscorrections.com/

A deposit kiosk is conveniently located in the visitation lobby.  The kiosk is available 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Working at Lee County:  

Sex Offender Search:  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Lee County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined97
Avg Daily Population110
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll23
Full time total employees23
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Lee County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201626,239
Number Employed Annual Average, 201624,698
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,541
Unemployment Rate, 20165.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201544,294
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Lee County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201410,044
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201517.1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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