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The Nueces County Jail is operated by the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office and is made up of two (2) locations–the main Nueces County Jail and the McKenzie Annex.

Nuces County JailWhere Are The Nueces County Jails Located:

The Main Nueces County Jail is located at 901 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

The McKenzie Annex is located at 745 North Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78406.

How Can I Locate An Inmate in Nueces County Jail:

You can call 361-887-2300 to obtain inmate information from the main Nueces County Jail or 361-289-4200 to obtain inmate information from the McKenzie Annex.

When Can I Visit An Inmate And What Are The Requirements:

Nueces County Jail Visitation Times: Inmates are allowed visitors on Saturday and Sunday at both the main jail and the annex. Visitation times vary and are determined by either the inmate’s last name or the level of security at which they are held. Please read the visitation hours carefully and call before to make sure the inmate is allowed, visitors. The visiting times are as follows:

  • Saturday
    • Maximum Security                         9:30AM to 10:30AM
    • A – L                                                  11AM to 12:30AM
    • M – Z                                                 1PM to 2:30PM
    • Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J   3:30PM to 4:30PM
  • Sunday
    • Maximum Security                         9:30AM to 10:30AM
    • M – Z                                                 11AM to 12:30AM
    • A – L                                                  1PM to 2:30PM
    • Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J   3:30PM to 4:30PM

Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Rules for Visitors at Nueces County Jail

  • Obey all directives from the Jail Staff
  • No one under 17 years of age allowed in the building, unless with an adult.
  • You must have proper valid picture identification (any government-type ID).
  • You must be on the visitation list.
  • You can not have been incarcerated in our jail within the last 6 months.
  • You must be properly dressed…
    • No shorts
    • No hats
    • No sunglasses
    • No sleeveless shirts or dresses
    • No spandex pants, spandex shorts or other form-fitting clothes
    • Skirts must be below the knees
    • No low cut, backless or transparent shirts
    • No hand-carried items
    • No gum chewing
  • Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • No cigarettes or lighters allowed in the building.
  • Children left outside must be supervised by an adult.
  • No drinks or food allowed in the building.
  • Only one child with one adult visitor allowed per visit. Adult visitor accompanying child must be on the visitation list.

All visitors must have a valid picture identification card and must be listed on the inmates’ visitation list to be admitted.  Individuals who have been incarcerated in the Nueces County Jail will not be admitted.

Defense Criminal Lawyer Best TexasWhat Is The Mail Policy At The Nueces County Jail:

At the Nueces County Jail you can send letters and cards to an inmate to the following address:

Inmates Full Name and Nueces SID #
P.O. Box 1529
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403-1529
(If you do not have the inmate’s SID # use their date of birth.)

What Is The Commissary Policy?:

The Nueces County Jail has a commisssary or store for inmates to purchase writing material, hygene, and snacks. You can send money to an inmate in 4 ways.

1. You can deposit money in one of the 2 commissary kiosks located at the main jail and the McKenzie Annex. The kiosks will take cash and credit cards but there are fee’s associated with using the machines.  Click here for a list of fees.

2. By calling 1-866-345-1884 and making a telephone deposit using a Visa or Mastercard credit/debit card. A service fee will be applied to deposits made by phone. Click here for a list of fees.

3. By visiting and creating an online account. A service fee will apply.  Click here for a list of fees.

4. By mailing a money order or cashier’s check to the inmate. All money orders and cashier’s checks should be made payable to the order of Inmate Trust Fund, c/o Inmate’s Name and Nueces SID Number and Date of Birth and should be mailed to the following address:

Nueces County Inmate Trust Fund
c/o Inmate’s Name, SID # & Date of Birth
P.O. Box 1941
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403

Please note that personal checks will NOT be accepted.

What Is The Website:

You can access the Nueces County Jail website here.


  1. If you go on line to Access Corrections you can type their name in to deposit funds and the SID number will show as well as on the kiosk machines. Cancel the transaction if you dont want to deposit funds.
    In addition if someone goes in and gives a false name or DOB, ID will not correct it until the DPS check comes back to verify identity.

  2. It IS the worst County Jail to be incarcerated at, period. My son is there and he is waiting on a bedspace to go to an Incompetency Retraining Facility. He is a mentally incapacitated person, aka mentally retarded and has PTSD as well. They have him intertwined with murderers and rapists and they are holding him with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. He had an ear ache and it took them two weeks to give him 2 Tylenol. *******, they are very cruel there and heavily overcrowded

  3. This jail is the nastiest place. You get clean clothes once a week and the showers have mold and mildew so bad that the black flies are flying everywhere around you while you are trying to shower in the small 3 ft by 4 ft shower stall.

  4. Why do they just assume because your family member or friend is in jail that you know how everything works? If you try to ask questions, they talk to you like you are the criminal! I was even hung up on by the girl in the DA’s office. I was being polite and explained that I was dealing with this for the first time in my life and she starting talking to me real disrespectfully and I told her she didn’t need to talk to me like that and she hung up on me. Last time I checked they are “public servants” and are paid by our tax dollars! I get it you break the law….there are consequences but really is it necessary to treat us like we are criminals????? Rant over!!!!!

  5. This page, Nueces County Jail & McKenzie Annex in Corpus Christi, Texas has been updated with current information and links of December 18th of 2017, if you have any questions or suggestions of information to include please shoot us an email to

  6. The employees on the phone are extremely Rude!
    My child has been there a week and I’ve not heard from her. After reading these comments I’m terrified for her safety.

  7. My daughter spent 90 days in jail. I hired a lawyer to get her out after her 90 days. On the 105th day, she saw the judge at 1:15pm and was put on house arrest, of course with an ankle monitor. The ankle monitor was put on the day following her court appearance at 4 pm and Probation signed her out the same day at 5 pm. Her attorney stated that she would be getting out “sometime tonight”, which I understand because of what I have been told, to get released from jail takes quite awhile. I expected her to call me to pick her up after the 7pm shift change, well it’s now 9:15 am the next day and still she is in holding as of 3:00 o’clock yesterday. Someone obviously doesn’t want to do their job! The department I called was “Releases” so that is what they are supposed to be doing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inmates do have rights and they still are human. Sitting in the holding cell 13 hours going on 14 hours waiting to be released after over 90 days of incarceration is ridiculous! She is being treated as less than a dog! Who is in charge of this department? This treatment is so sad to me. If this was your child or someone you loved dearly would this be acceptable to you? Yes, she should’ve of ended up in jail in the first place but does that mean because of one mistake she made that she has to be punished in this way?

    • *shouldn’t have

  8. how can i found out a inmated ID need help

  9. My 78 year old mother called to get information on how things work so she knew what could be brought to my son if anything. The woman on the phone was very rude to her and hung up on her twice. My mother is a very sweet lady. The people running the McKenzie Annex are disgraceful. If this is how they treat outsiders, imagine how your loved ones are being treated inside. Also, apparently the sixth amendment means something different to me than what it does to the officials in Texas. I plan to contact some government officials by the time everything is said and done and if you haven’t done your research, you should too. You can sit in jail for 90 days without any form of trial. No chance to prove your innocence. Think about what you would lose after 90 days.

    • I have my grandson in the county jail and they refuse to let me know if he’s all right or not I hear that he’s been badly injured beaten up and they refused to even answer the phone what kind of sheriff department is this that we end up voting for these people and then we don’t have a voice

  10. I can’t see if my son can have visits.can you help?

    • Go to the jail they will be able to tell you

  11. My husband was pulled over for having a headlight out and subsequently was arrested on a misdemeano charge of possesion of Marijuana. He imformed the medi on duty of his diabetes, high blood pressure as well as the fact that he is on 10 medications. He spent 19 hrs in jail and was never given any medications, they did not even read his sugar levels. They could have killed him!!!

  12. I was arrested on April 30th 2015 at around 1:30PM. They didn’t give me any food until the following morning. I asked every day if I could shower and they denied me a shower every day the entire five days I was in their custody. Officers are the following: Borden, Zapata, Alaniz. My bond was posted Saturday about 4:00PM and I was told that I would not be released until I was signed out by a Pre-Trial officer. That however was not the case for my situation and I was released on Tuesday at 1:30AM without needing to see a Pre-Trial officer or signing any paperwork agreeing to terms of release – well over 72 hours after my bond had been posted. Five days in their custody and no hot meals, no water and no explanation or straight answer as to what was going on.

  13. I was arrested once last year for attemping to get prenatal care and arrested another time one week ago for attempting to get prenatal care. In 2014, the worker last name Navarro POST DATED my arrest information to 2015. This time, I was treated just as infairly. These people wear the BADGE OF THE SHERRIFF’S department but DO NOT FOLLOW RULES AT ALL.

    i was sexually and verbally abused at the jail.




  14. How are visitations at annex. Is it through glass?

    • Yes. Through

  15. I was verbally threatened with sexual assault, then physically I was sexually assaulted at the Nueces County Jail on leopard on September 4, 2008 by a female nueces county sheriffs officer/jailer named Shelly Amaya. She was subsequently fired but this facility is a place u never want to be.

  16. I had my brother’s actual birth date, but could not confirm he was in Nueces County jail. He knew his birth date was entered incorrectly and was told it didn’t make any difference! The difference was that we could not confirm he was there until he was allowed to contact us, could not deposit commissary funds until we got his SIDPERS number.

  17. Why is there no way to enter name birthdate to see if person or persons are incarcerated in your facility. Use Harris country jail as example. Then you don’t have to disrupt correction officers real duties. Just saying no offense intended. Thank you and if there is a way to check sorry I didn’t find it.please include the search sites name if there is one thank you.


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