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Details for Service Jails & Detention
Service Name Jails & Detention Program Name Regulation
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults are protected from harm through enforcing and communicating uniform regulatory standards for multiple health and related facilities and professions.
Division Division of Health Service Regulation
Service Description

Overseeing jails is one of the services provided as part of the regulatory process of Health Service Regulation. This includes all county, municipal and regional jails and detention centers. Staff activities include:

  • Conducting twice-yearly inspections to make sure jails comply with statutes and rules.
  • Reviewing plans for new jail construction and renovation.
  • Meeting and consulting with local government officials concerning matters such as exceeding jail capacity. Staff members may attend county commissioner meetings and meet with the sheriff as needed to discuss ways of correcting compliance issues.
  • Responding to grievances against jails.
  • Collecting data on jail population statistics and inmate deaths.

This service protects jail inmates and the general population.

Web Site http://ncdhhs.gov/dhsr Year First Initiated 1974
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
1 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute GS 153A-225
State Statute GS 153A-220
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 14J

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023
As of the month of September 2022
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2023 SFY 2022-2023 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 143,394 33,295 110,099
Salary Other (1X) 264 0 264
Operating (2X-5X) 50,072 10,726 39,346
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 193,730 44,021 149,709
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 193,730 44,021 149,709
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0