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Henderson County Detention Center

The Henderson County Detention Center is a modern facility first opened in 2001. We have a total of 254 beds housed in 6 different housing units. One of the unique designs about this facility is the ability to transfer inmates directly from the detention center to the Henderson County Courthouse without leaving the confines of the structure. We were also the first facility in the Carolinas to use a video visitation system for inmates and their visitors.

Our primary purpose is the safe custody and control of inmates housed at the facility. A list of agencies that we support in housing their inmates include: Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Hendersonville, Laurel Park and Fletcher Police Department’s, N.C. Highway Patrol and others. We are also in the enviable position of currently having more beds than county inmates to house; this allows us to house inmates for other counties who are facing an inmate housing shortage.

Inmate Visitation


Inmate visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Saturday is reserved for inmates with the last name A-L.  Sunday is reserved for inmates with the last name M-Z.  Each inmate gets two 15 minute visits with an approved person(s) on their visitation list.  The same visitor cannot have both 15 minute time slots.  All visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list that is completed and managed solely by the inmate.  We require visitors to present a valid picture ID (driver's license/passport) before being allowed in the video room. Children under the age of 16 do not have to be on the inmate's approved list, however they must visit with an approved adult.  Visits are conducted over the video visitation system.

Clergy Visits

Due to ongoing Jail business throughout the day, members of the clergy must call 24 hours in advance to set up an approved time.  All visits will be conducted via the video visitation system unless receiving prior approval by Chaplain Keith Honeycutt or being a member of the Blue Ridge Jail Ministry.

Special Family Visits

Special requests from families to visit on non-visitation days must be made one week in advance due to facility security issues and scheduling purposes.  Family members must be on the inmate's approved visitation list, which is created and managed solely by the inmate.  These visits are only allowed for extenuating circumstances and must be approved by either the Jail Administrator or Asst. Jail Administrator.

Inmate Mail

Inmates are not allowed to receive cards, stickers, photos, pictures (hand drawn or photo copied). No extra writings or drawings are allowed on the outside of the envelope.  If any of the above items occur or are mailed to an inmate the correspondence will be returned to sender.

We require that the sender provide their full name and address.  If this information is not provided the correspondence will be returned to sender if at all possible.  If there is no return address provided the correspondence will be placed in the inmate's property. 

Packages are not accepted at the Detention Center.  Any books that are mailed have to be mailed directly from the distributor (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) and books must be paperback.  No hardback books are allowed.

Inmate Phone Calls

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Inmate Canteen

Henderson County Detention Facility Commissary

The Henderson County Detention Facility has transitioned from a self-operation commissary to an outside commissary vendor. Click on the Kimble's icon to go the Commissary site, set up your account and you can start ordering.

For efficiency and ease of use, this system will operate electronically from a kiosk system. The lobby kiosk will accept either cash or financial transaction cards to make deposits. The Henderson County Detention Facility no longer accepts any cash deposits. Persons who are not able to use this system will still have the option to mail in a United States Postal Money Order for a detainee deposit.


Inmate name
Henderson County Detention Center
375 First Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

We can be reached at 828.697.4955 24 hours a day.


Inmate Search

To search for an inmate held in the Detention Facility, click here.


Driving Directions

Directions from Interstate 26:
Take US 64 West (Four Season’s Blvd.), go approximately 1 mile,
Turn left on Grove Street
Turn left into the Sheriff's Office Parking Lot

(100 North Grove Street, Hendersonville NC 28792)

Detention Center is straight ahead
Park in the Parking Lot between the Courthouse and Sheriff's Office


Henderson County Detention Center

375 First Avenue East | Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792

Detention Center Phone: 828-697-4955

Emergency: 911