Detention Center The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Detention Center is an adult maximum security 400,000 square feet detention facility housing male and female sentenced misdemeanant and pre­trial inmates. The facility is an eleven story twin tower structure containing 735 modular steel cells, and has a bed capacity of 1,016 inmates.

The Detention Center is located in downtown Winston-Salem, and bordered by Second Street on the South, Third Street on the North, Church Street on the West, and Chestnut Street on the East.

For more information on visitation please read the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center Visitation Policy Overview (English & Español) or go to the Visitation Policy page.

Detention Center Mail Notice to the Public

Public Visitation Memo Effective March 6, 2024

Detention Center Info.