Jail

The Onslow County Jail staff is responsible for the daily security of the jail and care, such as medical, bedding, visits, court appearances, etc., for approximately 528 inmates.

Jail Operation


Operating the jail is very complex, due to state and federal regulations governing the jails in North Carolina. It is the professionalism and dedication of the administrators and jailers that account for the high marks the jail receives when operations are reviewed for compliance.

The Jail is a confinement facility used by law enforcement agencies in Onslow County, as well as the State of North Carolina and Federal Government.

To deposit money into an inmate's account:
  • Visit the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and deposit through the machine in the lobby
  • Call 866-394-0490 and give inmate ID number
  • Visit www.smartdeposit.com and proceed with deposit online

Jailer Responsibilities


A jailers' responsibility includes:
  • Security of the Jail and safety of the employees; public and inmates
  • Housing and attending to the needs of the inmates
  • This includes feeding, medication, bedding, personal hygiene, visitation, court liaison, etc.