Durham County Jail

Durham County Jail
Laura Candler

An investigation by North Carolina authorities shows that guards at a county jail failed to properly check on a teen shortly before she hanged herself.

Durham County Detention Facility
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Local activists are raising concerns about Durham County Sheriff’s Office plans to implement video visitation at the jail.

Durham County Jail
Laura Candler

The Durham County Sheriff's office has received more than $275,000 in federal and local funding to improve mental health services for inmates at the Durham County Detention Facility.

Durham County Detention Facility
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A federal review of the Durham County Detention Facility recommends creating a separate unit for inmates with mental health diagnoses.

An image of protestors outside Durham Co. Jail
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Updated Friday, October 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office has doubled the amount of time inmates at the Durham County Jail are allowed to spend outside their cells. General population detainees, or mainly those awaiting trial, are allowed to spend eight hours a day outside their cells, an increase from four hours a day.