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The Jones County Jail is a 21 bed facility located in the basement of the
Jones County Courthouse. The 18 bed section was built in 1939 along with the
courthouse. A 3 bed section was added in 2009 to house females.

Medical Care for Inmates

Inmate medical care is provided by Southern Health Partners. We have a contract nurse that visits the jail for 20 hours a week. At other times, we have an on-call nurse to give detention officers instructions on how to care for inmates or ask questions.

Officers are NOT allowed to discuss medical conditions or treatments of inmates to any family member due to HIPPA. Inmates are allowed to request for sick call forms anytime. However, if the inmate is seen for a sick call, then the inmate will be assessed a fee of $20.00 per sick call visit, per NC General Statute 153A-225(a). Inmates are also charged a fee of $10.00 for all prescription medications. This helps to offset the medical cost of providing medical care to the inmates. Indigent inmates will still be allowed receive medical care and will not be denied due to inability to pay these fees. However, the indigent inmate will be billed for these services. In the event that the inmate receives money, any outstanding medical debt will be collected.

Careers In Detention

We are currently accepting applications for part time reserve detention officers. This will be on an “as needed” basis. There are no set hours and no benefits. See the job description below for more details.You may turn in your completed application to Captain Jarman or Captain Danza Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Inmate Correspondence

Mail and Publications
Family and friends are encouraged to write to inmates who are incarcerated in the jail. You may send letters or money orders. All incoming mail MUST have a return address including the name of the sending person. You may send mail to:

Inmates Name (Last Name, First Name, NO NICKNAMES!)
C/O Jones County Jail
101 S. Market St.
Trenton, NC 28585

Jail Inmates are encouraged to maintain community ties by corresponding with their family and friends. All mail is subject to being searched for contraband and content that may threaten the security or safety of the jail, or contributes to any other illegal activities. Legal mail may be opened in the presence of the inmate to search for contraband.

Unacceptable Items in Inmate Correspondence
The following is a list of items that if sent by mail will not be accepted into the jail facility. The list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Illicit or enticing photos
  • Material containing instructions for the manufacture of explosives, drugs, or other unlawful substances.
  • Material advocating violence within the facility.
  • Material advocating racial, religious, or national hatred.
  • Material advocating and encouraging sexual behavior.
  • Material that is pornographic, illicit, erotic, and enticing in nature.
  • Gang-related material including signs and/or symbols.
  • Perfume sprayed on the envelope or letter
  • Glued contents, paperclips, clasps
  • Profanity on envelope

If items of contraband are found in the envelope, the entire envelope (along with its contents) will be returned to the sender unless contraband is illegal. This will be confiscated and possible charges will be filed.

Any mail that is received for an inmate without a return address will be returned to the Post Office unopened.

Inmates also have a privilege of using the telephone within the facility contracted with Paytel. Families must have Paytel setup on their phones in order to receive phone calls from inmates. Inmates are also allowed purchase phone time through the inmate phones within the facility.


Inmates are allowed to order all of their items they need while they are in jail through Oasis Management Systems, Inc. This commissary company provides inmates with a variety of items, including snacks, hygiene items, etc. available to purchase on a weekly basis.


Family members may drop off money orders, made payable to Jones County Jail, at the jail Monday – Friday from 8am- 5pm. Family members can also mail them to the jail at the below address:

Jones County Detention Center
C/O (Inmates name)
101 S. Market St
Trenton, NC 28585

Please make sure that the inmates name appears on the envelope and money order to ensure that the money order is credited to the correct inmates account.

We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen mail.


Inmates can now receive visits through Iweb video visitation. You can use your cell phone, laptop, or desktop computer as long as it has a camera to visit. Users must use the Google Chrome web browser and go to www.iwebvisit.com to create an account. Once you have created an account, follow the instructions to set up an inmate visit.

Inmates who are isolated for reasons such as quarantine, medical, or disciplinary, are not allowed visits. Weekenders are also not allowed to have visits.

On-site 15 minute visits through video visitation are held each Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm. (1 visit per inmate, limited to 2 visitors per visit.) No Children 16 and under will be allowed to visit. This is intended for those who do not have access to internet at home or through their cell phones. You MUST schedule an appointment to visit. Inmates who are isolated or “weekenders” are not allowed visits. Family and friends will need to call 252-448-7091 on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:30 am to 11:30 am to schedule your visit. You will need to provide your legal name, Date of Birth/ Driver’s License Number. Due to COVID restrictions, appointments will be set in 30 minute increments to maintain social distancing. We ask that you only show up only when it is time for your appointment! We will not allow visitors to sit in the hallway.

Reasons your visit may be terminated:

  • Scheduled inmate not present or hands visit off to another inmate
  • Showing or displaying gang signs
  • Nudity
    Slamming or banging visitation terminal or phone
  • Provocative tight clothing
  • Cell phones, cameras, or recording devices being used.
  • Profanity- excessive and disruptive
  • Under 18 visiting alone
  • Under the influence of illegal drugs or intoxicants
  • Driving while visiting
  • Blatant sexual activities
  • Computers, tablets, or other electronic devices that can access the internet. This includes “Going Live” on any social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Persons present where there is a court order for no contact
  • Displaying weapons of any type.
  • Anything that poses a security risk to the facility, inmates, and staff.
  • Falsification of identification by a visitor to obtain entry to the facility for visiting purposes.
  • Unruly or disruptive behavior before or during a visit with an inmate.
  • Any attempt, successful or otherwise, to bring contraband to an inmate.
  • Any attempt to visit an inmate while appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Any other type of behavior or incident that would threaten the security and order of the facility.

Your visit may also get cancelled if the inmate is in court or has transferred to another facility. If this happens, you will receive an email with a credit coupon to use for future visits.

Use this link to begin using IwebC

Jones County Sheriff’s Office

792 Hwy 58 S
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 252-448-0035
Fax: 252-448-1693

Sheriff: Matthew J. Wineman

Jones County Detention Center

101 S Market St.
Trenton, NC 28585
Phone: 252-565-4899

Chief Detention Officer/Jail Administrator
Captain Jason Jarman
252-448-7091 ext. 6000

Armed Detention Transportation/Sex Offender Registry Officer
Captain Peter Danza
252-448-7091 ext. 600

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