McDowell County Jail

McDowell County Jail, NC Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: June 3, 2022
Postal Code
McDowell County
Phone Number
593 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC, 28752

About McDowell County Jail

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The McDowell County Jail serves all of McDowell County, North Carolina.

The McDowell County Jail is not like many other county facilities throughout the United States.

The McDowell County Jail is a smaller facility. The McDowell County Jail can only house up to 133 female and male offenders. The McDowell County Jail on a typical day will average about 133 inmates.

The McDowell County Jail is classified as a medium-security county facility. The McDowell County Jail will only house those adults who are over the age of 18.

Mcdowell County Sheriffs Department / Mcdowell County Jail

593 Spaulding Road, Marion, North Carolina, 28752

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The McDowell County Jail approves the following items to be sent to inmates:

  • Letters

  • New Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • Photos

  • Newspapers

All items will need to have the inmate’s information on them and be mailed by USPS.

Sending Money

You are only allowed to mail an inmate a money order by using USPS. No cash.

Phone calls

If you do not have a mobile line and would like to receive calls from the inmates in the McDowell County Jail, you will be happy to know they don’t just do collect calls anymore. They also use Paytel.

Paytel is a third-party service that contracts with the McDowell County Jail. You can choose a plan you would like when you create your account.

Keep in the back of your mind that if there is no money in the phone account, the inmate will not be able to call you using the Paytel service. They will have to call you collect.


Visitation is held on Thursdays at the McDowell County Jail.

Visitation will be held during two set times on Thursday. The first time being 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second time being 7 pm to 9 pm.

You should note that the inmates in the McDowell County Jail will only be allowed to have one visit every week.

Everyone in your party will need to have a photo identification card prior to being allowed in the visitation area. If you are bringing someone under the age of 18, they will need to be brought with their legal guardian and stay with the party the entire time.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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