Detention Center

The Edgecombe County Detention Center is located on Anaconda Road. It has the capacity to house up to 255 inmates. The updated facility was completed in 1999. The Detention Center Annex is located within the courthouse at 301 St. Andrews Street. This facility has the capacity to house up to 93 inmates.

The Detention Center must maintain order and control when dealing with criminals. Inmates have some privileges and opportunities which include:

Visitation: Due to COVID-19, effective Wednesday, December 16, 2020 we have migrated to video visitation for our inmate families. Visits are $4.50 each for 15 minutes.  An inmate is allowed up to 6 visits per day.  These visits can be scheduled as two (2) fifteen (15) minute visits back to back or can be spaced out throughout the day. 

To learn more information and to set-up video visitation please visit:

Meals: Inmates are served three hot meals per day, which is prepared by three full time kitchen staff.

Commissary: The commissary store is where inmates can purchase items. Inmates receive money from their families and friends to spend in the commissary. The commissary is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Any deposits made to inmate commissary accounts are deposited to the accounts on the next business day.

Attorney Visits:  Client attorney visits are by appointment only on Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Attorneys may call 252-641-7921 during normal business hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment to visit with their client.

The Edgecombe County Detention Center follows many guidelines and regulations for the purpose of maintaining order and control.