Lookup Inmates in Wilkes 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.

Wilkes County Jail

100 Courthouse Square

Wilkesboro, NC  28697


County History:   

The county was established in 1777 named for John Wilkes, who was an English political radical.  Mr. Wilkes lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London because he supported the colonists during the Revolutionary War.  

County Population:  69,023

Area Code(s):  336

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Chris Shew

381 Executive Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Wilkesboro:  Wilkesboro’s violent crime rate has been on either side of the national average since 2001.

Per 1,000 residents, Wilkesboro has 5.62 or 20 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:

Inmate Search Instructions:  For inmate information call 336-990-0463. For information regarding specific inmates, call the VINE system at 1-800-247-9658.  The VINE System provides information about charges, bond, housing, court dates, and notification regarding the release of an inmate.

Visiting Hours:  

Social Visitation is schedule according to the housing units and will take place from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM or 7:30 PM or 9:00 PM.   
A Pod and B Pod visitation is on Saturdays.
C Pod and D Pod visitation is on Sundays.
E Pod and F Pod visitation is on Tuesdays.
G Pod and H Pod visitation is on Thursdays

Check out video visitation:  http://wilkescountysheriff.net/divisions/detention-centers/jail-video-visitation/

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Incoming mail must be addressed to the inmate’s full name (the name and spelling under which they are booked).  Mail is distributed within 24 hours except on weekends and holidays.

Sending funds to inmates:  

  • You can deposit funds into an inmate’s account by using the Jail ATM Kiosk located inside the public lobby of the jail.  The Jail ATM Lobby Kiosk accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.  These funds will be credited to the inmate’s account immediately upon the completion of the transaction. 
  • Funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account online at www.accesscorrections.com
  • For more information on depositing money into an inmate’s account please call 1-866-345-7884.  There will be a service charge for all deposits into Inmate Trust Fund Accounts.

Working at Wilkes County:  

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Wilkes County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined88
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll25
Full time total employees25
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


Wilkes County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201630,285
Number Employed Annual Average, 201628,833
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,452
Unemployment Rate, 20164.8
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201540,647
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Wilkes County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201412,595
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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