The goal of the Pretrial program is to reduce overcrowding in the Catawba jail system and help move cases through the courts. The Pretrial program serves Catawba residents who are in the Newton jail facility or the Burke/Catawba Detention Center in Burke County.

The Pretrial program helps eligible inmates request bond modification hearings if they have been in jail for 48 hours and can not make bail. The program also helps inmates who wish to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges by getting the inmate's cases on the court docket.

To inquire more about this service, please send an email to

Job Opportunity: Court Services Director for Repay, Inc. in Catawba County.  40 hours per week with benefits.  Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field or equivalent combination of experience and training preferred.  Some knowledge of court procedures preferred.  Familiarity with office procedures, database entry, and basic skills needed.  Submit resumes to Renee Lewis, PO Box 2423, Morganton, NC  28680 or email to by June 16, 2017.

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Fact: The Pretrial Program serves an average of 500 Catawba County residents a year, making the Catawba jails safer and reducing cost to taxpayers.