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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)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0