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Updated on: November 20, 2020

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About Johnston County Jail

The Johnston County Jail is located in Smithfield, North Carolina. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Department operates and manages the Johnston County Jail. 

The Johnston County Jail normally detains Johnston County residences. Most of the inmates at the Johnston County Jail serve no more than a two-year sentence.  The law agencies in and around Johnston County that work closely with the Johnston County Jail are the police department, sheriff’s department, U.S Marshals as well as other law enforcement agencies. 

The Johnston County Jail discontinued the work crew programs and work education release. As a matter of fact, the whole Jail's Community Corrections Division has been completely removed as well. 

Johnston County Jail
Facility Name
Johnston County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
127 South Second Street, Smithfield, NC, 27577
Postal Code
North Carolina
Johnston County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • 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
  • Holiday Closed

Johnston County Sheriff's Office

Steve Bizzell
207 East Johnston Street, Smithfield, North Carolina, 27577
[email protected]

Inmate Search

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Johnston County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Johnston County Sheriff's Department does.

The Johnston County Jail has their jail roster with their current arrests available to the general public by the Johnston County Sheriff's Department. You can find the database on the  Johnston County Sheriff’s Department official website.

When doing a successful search on the Johnston County Jail roster you will need the information listed below:

  • Booking Date
  • Booking Number
  • Subject Number
  • Inmate's Full Name

You will be able to see the information below when doing a successful inmate search:

  • Name Full Name
  • Booking Number
  • Subject Number
  • Booking Origin
  • Release Date
  • Charges
  • Housing Facility
  • Total Bond Amount
  • Total Bail Amount
  • Booking Date

Sending a Mail

The Johnston County Jail inmates are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends in the mail. For safety reasons, all letters will be examined by the jail employees once they arrive. The staff will pass out the letters to the correct inmates once the letters are checked.

There are a number of items you are not allowed to send, when sending things along with your letters. Here is the list below:

  • Plastic
  • Stamps
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • String
  • Ribbons
  • Metal
  • Gang Related Items
  • Polaroids
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
  • Music Cards
  • Writing Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Perfume
  • No photographs larger than 5"x7”

Writing your return address is a good idea when sending an inmate mail, just in case you accidentally send something that is not allowed. 

Johnston County Jail inmates can get books, magazines, and newspapers sent to them in the mail. However, the books, magazines, and newspapers are required to be sent directly from the bookstore or publisher to the Johnston County Jail. All books being sent to inmates must be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. If a used or hardcover book is sent, it will be sent directly back to the sender. 

The Johnston County Jail mailing address for inmates is listed below:

Inmate Name & Inmate Number 
c/o Johnston County Jail
127 South Second Street, Smithfield, NC, 27577

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Sending Money

The Johnston County Jail inmates will need money to make purchases from the commissary. The Johnston County Jail offers several different ways for friends and family to deposit funds into an inmate’s account.

By logging on to www.accesscorrections.com friends and family will be able to deposit funds. However, there is a minimum fee of $3.95 for each transaction.

You can deposit funds by calling 919-989-5040 as well. Although there is a minimum fee of $4.95 for each transaction.

You can also deposit funds using the kiosk that is located in the Johnston County Jail lobby. Credit cards, debit cards, and cash payments are accepted at the kiosks.

Phone Calls

Johnston County Jail inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls from their family or friends. Although, during phone time the inmates are allowed to call their family and friends. The inmates are limited to 15-minute calls. The call will be terminated when the 15 minutes is over.

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use at the Johnston County Jail. The call will be disconnected right away if an inmate is caught using any of these features.

Johnston County Jail inmates are allowed to make collect calls. Inmates will only be able to call those who have a landline. Those who only have cell phones will not be able to receive any collect calls. The individual responsible for any and all charges from the collect call is the one who is receiving the collect call. The Johnston County Jail isn't responsible for any and all charges from the collect calls.

Visiting Rules

At the Johnston County Jail, inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit, however, they will need to stay with their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit, you will be required to present either their driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport.

Make sure to remember to keep all your personal belongings in your car. Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area.

The Johnston County Jail allows family and friends contact and non-contact visits. All visits have to be scheduled. You can schedule your visit here. For each calendar week inmates are allowed 3 50-minute visits.

Johnston County Prison Statistics

Johnston County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 206
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 2
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 6
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Johnston County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 87
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 100
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 19

Johnston County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 4
Other Prison Population 5
Latino Prison Population 35
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 254
Black Prison Population 285

Johnston County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 7,008
Male Jail Population 178
Total Jail Population 180
Female Jail Population 28

Johnston County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 176
Female Pretrial Jail Population 25
Male Pretrial Jail Population 189

Johnston County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 301
Black Prison Admissions 138
Other Prison Admissions 6
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 16
White Prison Admissions 141
Male Prison Admissions 265
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 36

Johnston County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 53
Total Prison Population 583
Male Prison Population 530


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