198 N. Washington St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828-287-6160 (Main)
828-287-6476 (Fax)

Lt. Mike Callahan, Administrator


1st Sgt. Lydia Waddell, Asst. Administrator


Sgt. Tina Burnett,
Shift Supervisor
Sgt. T J Boykins,
Shift Supervisor
Sgt. Justin Splawn,
Shift Supervisor
Sgt. Debra Hollifield,
Shift Supervisor

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Assistant Jail Administrator Position



Capacity: 208


Floors 1 & 3 : Last Name A-L : Saturday 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Floors 1 & 3 : Last Name M-Z : Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Floors 2 & 4 : Last Name A-L : Sunday 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Floors 2 & 4 : Last Name M-Z : Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Female Visitation : 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm : Saturday

Trustee Visitation : 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm : Sunday


Commissary is ordered Monday after 1:00 pm. Inmates are allowed to receive money orders to be placed in their account for ordering. Money orders must be sent through the mail. All mail and money orders should be clearly marked with the inmates full name and a valid return address. Packages and large envelopes are not allowed unless cleared prior to sending by Lt.Young or Sgt. Cochran. Books and magazines must be sent by a publisher or bookstore and they must be soft cover books. We no longer allow stamps, stationary or envelopes to be sent by mail, these items must be purchased from commissary.


Non-denominational Chapel Services are held every Monday and Tuesday morning at 9:00 am. All clergy visit are scheduled and cleared by the Detention Center Chaplain, pastor Jerry Hames.


Mailing written correspondance to an inmate:   

                                                                      "Inmate Name"

                                                                       Rutherford County Detention Center

                                                                       198 North Washington Street

                                                                       Rutherfordton, NC 28139