Alamance County Jail

Alamance County Jail is the main correctional facility for the county. It is located at 109 South Maple Street in Graham. The detention center was originally built in 1985. It is directly connected to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. In 2006, the county built a new detention center. The estimated price of the new facility was $9 million. The project was commissioned by the Alamance County Board of Comissioners. The project was headed by four firms. Alley, Williams, Carmen & King, Inc. were the civil engineers, Brennan Associates, Inc. architect Guy White and associates were the electrical engineers, and Marby Engineering was responsible for the structural engineering.  In 2008, county commissioners approved a request to upgrade technologies and equipment within the old detention center. The estimated costs were around $221,914. The upgrades included intercoms, cameras, and recording systems. Officers claim that they have been encountering problems as far back as 1994, and attribute major issues, such as inmates escaping from cells, to the out-of-date system. The idea for system upgrades was originally proposed in 2006, however county officials denied the request. The upgrades were done Fleisher Industrial Controls, Inc., a company that is based locally in Elon. The project was funded by the county’s facility fund along with some finances from the sheriff's budget.