Community Invited to Tour New Detention Center

The community is invited to tour the new Cabarrus County Detention Center before it opens to inmates. The Open House will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center at 30 Corban Avenue South in downtown Concord. Guided tours will be offered 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In addition, open tours will be available 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 10. Light refreshments will be served.

The new jail will officially open during the week of June 20, as inmates will begin being committed to the new facility. The facility has 569 inmate beds. Total capacity reaches 665 with the inclusion of beds at the jail annex next door.

The Cabarrus County Jail currently books 300-325 per day, and houses approximately 7,000 inmates per year with an average of 583 per month.  Those inmates come from arrests by Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Concord Police, Kannapolis Police, N.C. Highway Patrol and others.  There is an anticipation those numbers could increase to up to 400 inmates booked per day within the next 12 months due to the jail’s full capacity letter being lifted and new legislative changes from the Justice Reinvestment Act.

Approximately 90 detention officers and staff will be assigned to the inmate pods, 33 will be assigned to booking and intake, and 15 will provide support services such as classification, medical, laundry and warehouse.

With the opening of the new Cabarrus County Detention Center, all inmate visitations will be conducted through video visitation. Video visitation may be scheduled through the Internet via Visitations also may be scheduled via a computer kiosk in the lobby of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office by stopping by the office at these times: Mondays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Inmate Visitation will follow the schedule of Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with at least 24 hours schedule notice before visits (unless very special circumstance that is pre-approved by Jail Administration).  


Posted June 6, 2011