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Detention Center North

Detention Center

Arrest Processing

Detention Center Central Major Jeffrey S. Eason
Facility Commander

Kristie Y. Graham
Deputy Facility Commander

801 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

(980) 314-5200

Detention Center Central is a direct supervision facility which opened for occupancy in February 1997. The building combines an arrest processing center and a pre-trial detention facility. It also houses a full service medical component, which includes an infirmary, centralized property storage, administrative services and various support services.

  • Total Capacity: 1,904

  • 707,500 sf

  • Total Cost: $142,300,000

  • Two 50 bed dormitory units, for housing male weekender residents

  • One 16 bed dormitory unit, for housing female weekender residents

  • Twelve 56 bed dry cell general housing units

  • Two 28 bed dry cell housing units

  • Nine 48 bed wet cell Classification and special housing units

  • Five 54 bed wet cell special housing units

  • Five 46 bed wet cell high security housing units

  • One 63 bed dormitory unit for Classification and Mass Arrest

  • One 71 bed dormitory unit for medical/mental health purpose

  • One 18 bed medical infirmary

  • Outdoor exercise areas in each housing unit

  • Weekender intake processing center

  • Two medical clinics

  • Conference center

Detention Center-Central is a large, eight-story building located at 801 E. 4th St. in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Plaza near Charlotte Center City. It is in the same block with the Historic Mecklenburg County Courthouse. That block is bounded by 4th, Alexander, E. Trade and McDowell streets. The main entrance faces 4th st. The entrance for Police vehicles and Service vehicles is off of McDowell Street.

  1. Take Exit 11A to I-277 (Brookshire Freeway)
  2. Continue on I-277; it will become the John Belk Freeway
  3. Take Exit 2A (NC 16 and 3rd and 4th streets)
  4. Turn left onto 4th St.
  5. After you pass the next stoplight the Detention Center will be the tall building on your right, 801 E. 4th St.
  1. Take Exit 9A to I-277 (John Belk Freeway)
  2. Take exit 2A (NC 16, 3rd and 4th streets)
  3. Follow signs to 4th St.
  4. Turn left onto 4th St.
  5. After you pass the second stoplight, the Detention Center will be the tall building on your right, 801 E. 4th St
  1. Take I-77 South
  2. Follow directions for heading south on I-77
Detention Center Central is served by the Charlotte Transit Authority and the free downtown shuttle.

There is a parking deck across the street from Detention Center Central at the corner of 4th Street and McDowell St. The entrance for this deck is off 4th Street. There is also a parking deck located on Davidson St. between 3rd and 4th streets. The entrance to the parking deck is off of Davidson. Limited street parking is available on 4th Street.
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