Detention Center

    The Person County Detention Center is located on the second floor of the Person County Sheriff’s Office at 120 Court Street. You can access the second floor to the Detention Center by taking the elevator or stairs located in the main entrance of the Sheriff Office.

Phone Call Procedures

    Inmates can use the phones in the cell block(s) to make “collect” calls. Someone will need to set up an account for the inmate with Paytel. Call 1-800-PAYTELL ( 1-800-729-8355) Inmates can purchase phone cards on Wednesday.

The inmate may also purchase phone cards through the commissary for ten dollars. Calls are limited to fifteen minutes and three way calling is prohibited. Inmates are prohibited from using an inmate telephone to contact a Detention Center staff member.

All phones will be turned on at 8:00 am and tuned off at 10:00 pm. All inmate telephones will be turned off during meals, shift change, and any other time deemed necessary by administration.

Visitation Policy

    Inmates are allowed (2) 15 minutes visitation period per week  

• All visitors must visit at the same time.

• All visitors 16 years of age or older must produce a valid photo ID prior to being allowed to visit.

• Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Inmates can lose their visitation privileges for inappropriate behavior and failure to follow rules of the Person County Detention Center.

Inmates Money Account

    All inmates currently have their own commissary account. This account is used for the purchase of personal toiletries and food items. All money that is in the possession of the inmate at the time of processing will be automatically applied to this account. Money can only be applied to an inmates account via cash or money order. The detention center only accepts money for inmates accounts on Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm. You can also send cash or money order via postal service on any day of the week.

Inmate Mail

    Send Inmate Mail to:

Person County Detention Center

Inmate Name

P.O. Box 1156

Roxboro, NC 27573


Inmate Property

Personal items:

3 pairs of white underwear or boxers with no print

3 pairs of white t-shirts with no print

3 pairs of white socks with no print

1 pair of athletic gym shorts with no string or pockets

1 set of white thermal bottoms or tops

3 white sports bra for women ( no underwire)

Your family will be allowed to bring these listed items to you within the first 24 hours of your incarceration.

Bonding Procedures

There are 3 ways to bond and inmate: 

  1. Hire a Bail Bondsman. Their fee is 15% of the bond amount.
  2. Post a bond in cash
  3. Post a property bond. When posting a property bond, any amount greater than $4,999.00 requires hiring an attorney to prepare a Deed of Trust.

To inquire about the bond stipulations of an inmate incarcerated at the Person County Detention Center, please call 336-597-0525.