Catawba County Jail

County Jail Calls

100 Southwest Blvd,
Newton, NC 28658

Catawba County Jail

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Catawba County Jail Information

The Catawba County Jail is operated by the Catawba County Sheriff under the authority of the State of North Carolina. The Catawba Jail has beds for 265 male and female inmates, including state inmates of all custody levels who are probation violators, awaiting trial, sentencing, or transfer to the North Carolina Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons system.

Catawba County Jail

Catawba County Jail is located in Newton, NC, a city with a population of 13,000 in Catawba County. Newton is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Hickory, NC, and 35 miles north of Charlotte, NC, off of U.S. Highway 40.

Jurisdictional Control

Catawba County Sheriff, 100-B Southwest Blvd., Newton, NC 28658, (828) 465-8999

Judicial Authorities

Catawba County Court, 100-B Southwest Blvd., Newton, NC 28658, (828) 695-6100

Catawba County Jail Calls

Paytel owns and operates the phones at the Catawaba Jail. The cost of a 15-minute North Carolina in-state long distance inmate call using Paytel is $6.00, with out-of-state calls costing $3.15, and local jail phone calls costing $2.55. For as low as a 75 Cent Pacific Telephone calling routing fee, and an additional $2.55 Paytel connection fee, Pacific Telephone brings the cost of a 15 minute Long distance call from the Catawba Jail down to $3.30 creating a savings $2.70 for in-state-calls.


Catawba County Jail Visiting

Inmates housed at the Catawba Jail can visit online or in person, both of which must be approved in advance. Information regarding visiting dates, times, and rules can be found at It is recommended to call Catawba County Jail visitation at (828) 465-8999 to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for your visit.

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