Detention Administrator Lieutenant Chris Shell
Detention Center Phone Number: (828) 452-6670
The Haywood County Detention Center is located in the Haywood County Law Enforcement Center at 1620 Brown Avenue in Waynesville. The 150-bed facility provides secure housing for males and females who have been committed to the custody of the Haywood County Sheriff. There may be as many as 110 inmates housed in the main facility and up to an additional 40 work-release and minimum custody inmates housed in the annex.
Lieutenant Chris Shell oversees the daily operations of the facility. There are 32 certified full-time and nine part-time detention officers staffing four shifts and working a rotating schedule to provide 24-hour supervision of inmates in the facility. Regular hours for the Detention Center office are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For inquiries about an inmate – including charges, bond amounts and residential information, please call the automated Haywood County Detention Center phone line at (828) 452-6670 and select option 1. Inmate information is updated every 15 minutes.
Visitation is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Combined Public Communications at (866) 340-7879 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 2 p.m. through 6 p.m. Saturdays, eastern standard time. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
An inmate must be classified and assigned to a housing unit to receive a visit.
- Visitors must have valid state or federal ID card or driver’s license. All identification must contain bearer’s photograph.
- Minors fifteen (15) years old, or younger, do not need identification when a parent or legal guardian accompanies them.
- Adults sixteen (16) years old, or older, must have proper identification to visit.
- Children may not be left unattended at any time.
- No purses, female wallets, bags, pocket knives, weapons, cellular phones, radios, cameras, pens, pencils, paper, tobacco items, matches, lighters, pictures, nail clippers, nail files, sharp items, or recording devices of any kind are allowed.
- No items may be left unattended in the lobby area.
- A visit may consist of one adult and one child.
- An inmate may have five people on his/her approved visitor list. You must be on the inmates approved list in order to visit.
Rules of Dress for Visitors
These rules of dress will be strictly enforced. It will be the responsibility to let their visitors know about the rules. Shirt and shoes are mandatory. The following are not allowed:
- Tube tops, halter tops, or tank tops
- Spaghetti strapped tops or bare midriff
- Clothing displaying gang affiliation
- Pant or shirts with see through fabric
- Shorts above mid-thigh (14 years of age and above)
- Dresses/skirts above mid-thigh
- Wave caps, doo rags, or bandanas
- Clothing of a generally revealing nature
- Spandex clothing
- Tights without shorts
Any other item of clothing; DEEMED BY THE STAFF, to be contrary to the policy of modest and acceptable dress will not be allowed.
Questions concerning the above information should be directed to the Haywood County Detention Facility Administrator
Visitation is conducted according to the schedule below:
A-Pod & Annex: Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dorm: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
B-Pod: Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
C-Pod: Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
D-Pod: Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Information required for visit includes name, address, date of birth and driver’s license. Children may visit if accompanied by an adult.
Inmate Commissary Account
Inmates confined to the Haywood County Detention Center may have the privilege of purchasing certain items from the Detention Center Commissary. To purchase items, individual inmates must have funds available in their commissary account. The commissary accounts for the Haywood County Detention Center are managed by Kimble’s Commissary Services.
Funds deposited in an inmate’s account may be made with cash, debit or credit card using the kiosk located in the Law Enforcement Center lobby. Deposits may also be made with debit or credit card by going to the JailATM.com website. If you have any issues with the commissary services provided, please contact Kimble’s directly via their website.
Inmate Telephone & Email Service
Inmate telephone and email services are provided by Combined Public Communications. Family members and friends determine the amount they wish to deposit on an inmate’s account for telephone and email services. Funds deposited to an inmate’s telephone fund may be made with cash, debit or credit card either by using the kiosk located in the Law Enforcement Center lobby or by going to the cpcjail.com website. If you have any issues with the telephone services provided, please contact Combined Public Communications directly via their website.
Once an individual is arrested and brought before either a Judge or Magistrate, the Conditions of Release and bond are set by that official. These conditions must be met for that person to be released from custody prior to their court date. If a person has a secured bond, that amount can be satisfied in one of three ways:
• Option 1: Paying the full amount of the bond in cash to the Clerk of Superior Court as a promissory measure to guarantee their appearance at all court dates for that particular case (the full amount is returned if the defendant is present at all court proceedings once the case is fully disposed of); or
• Option 2: Haywood County landowners may use property they own as a guarantee against the defendant to ensure their appearance at all court dates. If the bond amount is greater than $2,500 then a current Haywood County Tax Statement must be presented to prove there are no tax levies against the property at the time of application (unless a prior waiver is obtained from the Magistrate or the Haywood County Clerk of Superior Court); or
• Option 3: A bondsman may be contacted to post bond for the defendant. The fees vary for among bonding agencies, but typically 15% of the bond total is charged as a non-returnable service fee. A current list of bonding agencies in Haywood County may be obtained from the Haywood County Detention Center or the business section of the phone book. Please note that Detention Officers are not allowed to recommend bonding agencies.