Opened in 1994, this Direct Supervision Facility was designed to house 614 sentenced inmates and places special emphasis on inmate programming. Substance abuse education, life skills, domestic violence, parenting, health education, GED, and a high school curriculum provide opportunities for inmates.
In the Spring of 2010 Jail North expanded and opened the Vocational Training Building, Greenhouse, and 108 bed Youthful Offender Housing Unit. Inmates are able to learn horticulture and carpentry skills that may transition into employment opportunities upon their release. The Youthful Offender Housing Unit allows our 16 -17 year old population to be housed in smaller groups with an emphasis on education, structure, and counseling.
Jail North also houses the main production kitchen which utilizes cook to chill method and serves all of the Detention Facilities.
The Sheriff's Office Training Academy operates on the site providing Detention Officer Certification, and in-service classes to officers of Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and surrounding agencies.
Inmates housed at MCJ- North are classified as minimum-medium security risk. They can have county, state or federal charges.
Mecklenburg County Jail-North was the recipient of the inaugural NC 2001-2002 “Large Jail of the Year” Award
DIRECTIONS TO JAIL NORTH ON SPECTOR DRIVE