2879 US-70 BUS EAST, Smithfield, NC 27577
All mail should be addressed to the inmate and mailed to:
P.O. Box 1496
Smithfield, NC 27577
* Please include a return address
General Information: (919) 989-5040
Mail and Visitation: (919) 989-5045
Medical: (919) 989-5035
Administration: (919) 989-5034
Any necessities or items are available for purchase from our commissary, including a variety of hygiene products, writing materials and snacks. Commissary orders are limited to $50 per week. If you are in possession of an inmate’s prescription medication, you will need to call (919) 989-5035 to receive instructions from our medical staff.
NOTE: No item is allowed to be dropped off for an inmate without approval of Jail Administration. Upon request, all religious books (Bible or Koran) and literature are provided to the inmates by the jail staff.
Money orders only, no checks or cash, may be mailed to the Johnston County Jail. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1496, Smithfield, NC 27577. Address the envelope and money order to the inmate. You may also bring money orders to visitation if you are registered to visit the inmate. There is no limit to the amount of money an inmate may have in his jail account.
Books may only be received in the Johnston County Jail if shipped directly by a publisher or bookstore. Books may only be soft cover; no hard back or spiral bound books allowed and may not contain nudity or sexually suggestive material, gang signs or symbols, drugs or alcohol, or depictions of violence. Newspapers or Magazines may only be received from the publisher (example: subscription). All items received in the Johnston County Jail are subject to inspection. Unauthorized items will be returned to sender by US Postal Service. Any inmate who leaves the Johnston County Jail before a subscription to a newspaper or magazine runs out may gift that subscription to another inmate or staff will donate it to inmates still in custody.
Inmates in the Johnston County Jail may receive up to 10 pictures no larger in size than 5 X 7. Pictures may not contain nudity or any sexually suggestive content, gang signs or symbols, drugs or alcohol, any form of violence or any other offensive content.
Visitation is held each weekend by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (919) 989-5045 on Tuesday or Wednesday between the hours of 10am – 2pm. Appointments are based on a “first come, first serve” basis. Be prepared with the names of all people who will be visiting. Only 4 people may visit an inmate during any appointment. Each inmate is allowed one 15 minute appointment per week. Each person registering to visit that is 16 years of age or older must have a valid ID or driver’s license issued by the DMV and be accompanied by an adult age 18 years or older. Visitation is located at 2879 US-70 BUS EAST, Smithfield, NC 27577, in the Magistrate’s lobby.
Securus Communications provides inmate phone service for the Johnston County Jail. Inmates may call collect or purchase phone cards provided by the jail to use the phone system. If your home phone does not permit collect calls, family and friends may set up a pre-paid account with Securus by calling 1-800-844-6591. You may also contact Securus to determine the cost of a phone call from the jail.
Officers and staff of the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and Jail are not permitted to relay messages to inmates. Please use the mailing address to deliver any messages to inmates. Inmates may purchase phone cards twice weekly or call collect using the phones provided by the jail.
If you are in possession of an inmate’s prescription medication, you will need to call (919) 989-5035 to receive instructions from our medical staff. Only prescription medication in the container provided by the pharmacy will be accepted. Johnston County Jail does not accept narcotic medications.
Charge and bond information can be obtained by calling the Clerk’s Office at (919) 209-5400 or the jail at (919) 989-5040. Please be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name
Contact the Magistrate’s Office at (919) 209-5463 to determine the requirements for having an inmate released from jail or you can contact a bondsman. A list of bonding agents is displayed in the Magistrate’s office and the local phone book.
To inquire about an inmate’s attorney you can call the Clerk’s Office at (919) 209-5400 or the jail at (919) 989-5040. Please be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name.
If an inmate currently being housed in the jail has a court date in another county, you will need to call the District Attorney’s Office or Clerk’s Office in that county. They may need proof of the inmate’s incarceration.
To request assistance with dropping the charges against an inmate you need to contact the District Attorney’s Office in the county that the charges were taken out in.