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Tarrant County Jail HThis page is about the Tarrant County Jail located in Fort Worth, Texas. Been here before? Tell us about it by clicking here.

The Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, TX  is not just one building but is actually made up of five different buildings located in different parts of Tarrant County, so make sure you know which building your loved one is housed-in before visiting.

  • Building 1–Lon Evans Corrections Center
      • 600. W. Weatherford, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Building 2–Belknap Unit
      • 250 W. Belknap, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Building 3–Green Bay Unit
      • 2500 Urban Drive, Fort Worth, TX
  • Building 4–Tarrant County Jail Correction Center
      • 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX
  • Building 5–Cold Springs Unit
      • 1815 Cold Springs Road, Fort Worth, TX

How to Send an Inmate Money

How to visit an Inmate in Tarrant County Jail

How to send an Inmate mail

Does Tarrant County Jail have a Chaplain?

How Do You Locate An Inmate:

The best way to locate an inmate is online–click here. You can also try calling the jail at 817-884-3116 but with so many facilities it is easier to look online. By looking online you can also see the charge, bond (if any), and arrest date.

Where Is The Tarrant County Jail Located:

There are five (5) buildings but the primary jail address is 100 N. Lamar Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. For the other addresses see above.

What Time Is The Jail Open:

This jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When Are Prisoners Arraigned:

Inmates are usually book at the Tarrant County Correction Center at 100 N. Lamar Street, Fort Worth, TX. Inmates may then be transferred to other facilities.

When Are Visiting Hours:

Visitor sign-up starts 30 minutes before visiting hours and visitor sign-up ends at 8:30PM. Be sure and get there before 8:00PM in case of lines or delays because after 8:30PM you will not be processed to visit your loved one.

  • Building 1–Lon Evans Corrections Center 9AM-9PM.
  • Building 2–Belknap Unit 9AM-9PM.
  • Building 3–Green Bay Unit 9AM-9PM.
  • Building 4–Correction Center 9AM-9PM.
  • Building 5–Cold Springs Unit 9AM-9PM.
    • Male Visitation-Even Hours
    • Female Visitation-Odd Hours

Defense Criminal Lawyer Best TexasWhat Do I Need To Visit An Inmate:

Inmates are only allowed two visits per day and only two adults are allowed at a time. But you can bring as many children under the age of 16 as you want. Also, if a jail Captain gives permission, an inmate can have more visits. Visits from an attorney do not count.

To visit, anyone over the age of 18 must have a valid (not expired) identification with their picture. Valid forms of ID include a valid driver’s license from any state, an Identification Card from the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Military ID cards. Visitors under the age of 18 may use a school identification card.

One final note, if you were released from Tarant County Jail within the last six (6) months, you cannot visit an inmate.

What Is The Phone Call Policy:

If you need to know How to call an inmate in Tarrant County Jail, read below.

Male hanging up the phone

Free phone calls are only available while the inmate is in the booking process. Each holding cell has a telephone. This phone is available for inmates to make calls to arrange bail, inform family of their circumstances or to reach an attorney. Calls are free within the local dialing area. Collect call phones are available to make calls outside of the local dialing area.

When an inmate calls you collect you are responsible for the collect call fee. Please call Securus Correctional Billing @ 1- 800- 844-6591 for collect call fee in your area.

 

How Can I Write A Letter To An Inmate:

You can write an inmate a letter and send it USPS. Here is how you address the letter:

Inmates Full Name and CID Number (Click here to locate CID)

C/O Tarrant County Jail

100 N. Lamar

Fort Worth, TX 76102

How Can I Leave An Inmate Money:

You can leave an inmate money in person at the Tarrant County Jail Corrections Center 100 N. Lamar Street, Fort Worth, TX. You can leave cash or money order almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You cannot leave money from 6:00AM-6:30AM, 2:00PM-2:30PM, or 10:00PM-10:30PM. Anyone can leave money for any amount. Be aware no loose coins are accepted.

Where Are Impound Vehicles Are Stored:

To determine if and where your vehicle has been impounded call the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department at 817-884-1212. They will tell you if the vehicle has been impounded and give you the contact information of the towing company. They will not give you the fees but you can call the towing company and find that out.

Once An Inmate Has Been Released Where Can I Pick Him Up:

The Tarrant County Jail releases all inmates (even the ones at different buildings) are released from the Corrections Center at 100 N. Lamar. Inmates can be released 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Jail Tips:

Here are some helpful phone numbers for Tarrant County Jail:

Jail Inmate Information– 817-884-3116

Bond Desk– 817-884-1216

Medical Information– 817-884-3064

Mail Distribution– 817-884-3170

Inmate Property– 817-884-1970

Chaplaincy– 817-884-3088

Jail Administration– 817-884-1187

How Can I Post Bail For An Inmate:

Bail for Tarrant County Jail can be posted anytime. Bail is posted at the Bond Desk, which is located at Tarrant County Corrections Center 100 North Lamar, Fort Worth, TX. To see if there is a bond amount you can check online here or you can call Tarrant County Jail Inmate Information at 817-884-3116.

Bonds may be posted at any time, 24 hours a day, at the Bond Desk, Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196.  Call the Tarrant County Jail Inmate Information Line 817-884-3000, to determine if bond has been set and the amount of the bond. Individuals desiring to pay the bond themselves are required to pay the full amount of the bond.

What is Pretrial Release:

Pretrial Release is unique to Tarrant County Jails. Pretrial Release is a bond office that Tarrant County pays. Inmates are required to meet certain minimum qualifications for Pretrial Release. Call 817-884-1465 to see if an inmate qualifies for Pretrial Release.  To give you an idea about some of the most basic requirements see below:

  • You must be a Tarrant County resident.
  • You must be in jail for a crime you committed against Tarrant County.
  • You cannot be on parole or have any previous felony convictions.
  • You have to agree to appear in cout.
  • You must provide a valid form of identification.
  • You cannot be in jail for a first-degree felony.
  • You cannot have a history of bond forfeitures.

What Is The Website:

You can click here to visit the site.

Tarrant County Jail

Visitation Rules and Regulations

These are the rules for Tarrant County Sheriff Department

GENERAL VISITATION HOURS

  • Corrections Center
  • Lon Evans Corrections Center
  • Green Bay Unit
  • Belknap Unit    

o  Friday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
    9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z  
    3 p.m. through 9 p.m.

o  Saturday and Monday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
    9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

o  Sunday and Tuesday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z
    9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

  • Cold Springs Unit:    
    Due to the physical layout of the visitation area at Cold Springs, male and female visitors shall be granted access on alternating hours.

Odd Hours – Visits to Females Inmates

Even Hours – Visits to Male Inmates

o  Friday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
    9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z  
    3 p.m. through 9 p.m.

o  Saturday and Monday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter A – L
    9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

o  Sunday and Tuesday
    Inmates whose last names begin with the letter M – Z
    9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

  •  Attorney / Law Enforcement Visits

Wednesday – Thursday
9 a.m. through 9 p.m.
Attorneys may visit whenever needed

  • Hospital Visits

Sunday through Saturday
5 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Inmates housed in an  Intensive  Care, or other special care units, will be permitted visitation with immediate family members in accordance with the individual hospital policy.

LIMITATIONS

Each inmate will be limited to one 30-minute visit per day.  A maximum of two adults will be allowed to visit at any one time.  No more than two children, 17 years of age or younger, may visit (maximum of 2 children). Children 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • •    Each inmate may receive a maximum of three visits per week, not including an attorney, law enforcement or professional visits, unless approved by a Supervisor. The signing up of visitors shall begin 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m.
  • •    Visitors who have been incarcerated in a Tarrant County detention facility within the past 6 months will not be authorized to visit.

DURATION OF VISITS / SPECIAL VISITS

Each visiting period for local visitors is 30 minutes per day; regardless of the number of persons, an inmate receives during a particular visit.

Out-of-town residents who reside further than 150 miles from Fort Worth city limits will be allowed a 40-minute visit. Residence will be verified at the time of the visit during normal visitation hours.

CONDUCT

All visitors shall be expected to follow visitation rules and act in an orderly manner.  Adults are responsible for children’s behavior. Visits may be terminated at any time when the conduct of the visitor or inmate threatens the safety, security and orderly operations of the facility. Visitors must remain in the building. No in-and-out of the building is permitted.

DRESS CODE

A conservative dress code shall be enforced for all visitors coming in to visit. Please dress in clothing which is appropriate for a large gathering of men, women and young children. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) will result in you being denied visitation.

The following items shall NOT be permitted:

  • •    Revealing shorts
    •    Sundresses
    •    Halter tops
    •    Bathing suits
    •    See-through garments of any type
    •    Low-cut blouses or dresses
    •    Leotards
    •    Spandex or tight-fitting pants or blouses
    •    Miniskirts
    •    Backless tops
    •    Pajamas
    •    Hats or caps
    •    Sleeveless garments
    •    Skirts 2 inches or more above the knee
    •    Dresses or skirts with a high-cut split mid-back, front or side
    •    Clothing that looks like inmate clothing (Institutional-type) (Khaki or green  military-type clothing)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Tobacco, lighters, matches, cameras, electronic recording devices, cell phones, backpacks, bags, purses or unlabeled prescription medication are not permitted within visitation areas. No food or drinks shall be taken to the visitation areas except as allowed for infants. Prohibited items include hospital visits.

ITEMS ALLOWED 
Visitors bringing infants to Visitation shall be permitted to bring the following:

  • •    One diaper bag
    •    Blanket which must fit into the diaper bag
    •    Bottles which must fit into the diaper bag
    •    Infant carrier – a visual inspection of infant carrier will be conducted

IDENTIFICATION

Visitors 18 years of age and older must present proper identification containing their photograph. The following types of identification shall be accepted:

  • •    Valid Driver’s License from any state. A temporary (paper) license may be accepted as long as it is current and the person has another type of photo identification.
    •    Valid identificationcard issued from any state.
    •    Valid passports are acceptable identification under the following rules per the U.S. Department of State (www.travel.state.gov/ppt_faq.html):
    •    If the person was 16 years of age or older when the passport was issued, the passport is valid for 10 years from the date of issue.
    •    If the person was 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued the passport is valid for five years from the date of issue.
    •    Immigration ID card with photo, issued by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
    •    Mexican Consulate cards
    •    Mexican Voter Registration cards with a United States address listed as a residence are not valid forms of identification.  
    •    Military ID cards, including active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired or dependents.  All of these ID cards are issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with the exception of the State Guard, which is issued by the respective State.

VISITORS 17 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER

Any visitor 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (18 years old or above).

 

Tarrant County Jail

Rules For Sending Mail to Inmates

Correspondence

Inmates are permitted to send and receive letters. Letters mailed to inmates shall be no larger than 12″ by 16″.    
  • Inmates may purchase writing supplies (paper, envelopes, pens, and stamps) from inmate commissary. Writing supplies are furnished to indigent inmates.
  • The only item which may be enclosed with correspondence mailed to an inmate is 10 or less unframed photographs no larger than 4″ by 6″. Photographs of the self-developing type (Polaroid), from which the hard backing has not been removed are not acceptable.
  • Any contraband items received will be returned to sender.
  • New, soft-backed books must be mailed directly from a well established and recognized retail bookstore such as (Barnes and Noble or Amazon etc…). Magazines and cross-word puzzle books must be a subscription from a publisher.
  • Photographs determined to contain inappropriate subject matter or images depicting nudity, sexual acts, physical violence or gruesome subject matter will not be allowed.
  • The jail is responsible only for mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. All tracer actions on lost mail must be referred directly to the post office by the sender.
   

Address letters to an inmate as follows: 

Tarrant County Chaplain – Chaplaincy

Tarrant County Plaza Building
200 Taylor Street – 7th Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196
817-884-3088

 

The Inmate Services and Chaplaincy Division is tasked with administering all programs to inmates including religious programming, law libraries, recreational libraries, educational programming and recreational programming. This includes the procurement of TV’s for housing units, recreational equipment for all jail facilities, etc.  We offer inmates many opportunities to improve themselves while in custody. General Educational Development (GED), adult literacy, recreational and gymnasium activities and Re-Entry training are a few of the programs offered.

Services are held by a wide variety of religious faiths within the jail.  Every attempt will be made to honor an inmate’s request that their regular minister visit with them in the jail. These visits will be “non-contact” visits. In a “non-contact” visit the inmate and the minister are separated by some form of a partition, or barrier, which prohibits actual physical contact. In the Tarrant County Jail, non-contact visits are in the visitation booth. Clergy may visit once daily, however these visits are limited to 30 minutes in duration. The minister must be on the “Approved Clergy List” maintained by the Chaplain’s Office.

Religious material can be brought to the Chaplain/Director of Inmate Services Office by families, friends, etc.. After review and clearance, they will be delivered to the inmate. Publications must not be hardcover, have any metal tabs, zippers, snaps or magnetic closures.  Families, friends, etc., may order a Bible and/or religious material from a publishing house or major retailer (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, LifeWay, etc.) and have it shipped directly to the inmate’s mailing address.  They may also subscribe and pay for religious subscriptions for the inmate. The publisher must mail the subscriptions to the inmate by name and CID number.

Notification of serious injury, illness or death of an inmate’s immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, and child) can be made through the Inmate Services / Chaplaincy Office. The information will be verified by this office and notification will be made by a chaplain. If family informs an inmate of such news during a visit they may request follow-up by a chaplain.

Individual religious counseling is available to any inmate by the inmates request through the Chaplain’s Office, or by personally contacting a volunteer Chaplain when they are in the inmate’s housing unit.

Anyone wishing to volunteer may contact the Chaplain’s Office at 817-884-3088. Orientation classes are held twice a year to bring in new volunteers after they have passed a background check. No one will be considered who is currently on probation or has been “off paper” for less than two years. Volunteer Chaplains ministering to inmates may, with permission, supply religious materials to inmates. Any materials they use must be cleared by the Chaplain/Director of Inmate Services. If your church group wants to minister to inmates, you will have to contact the Inmate Services and Chaplaincy Office with a proposed program or class, and go through the security clearance and Orientation procedures.

Tarrant County Inmate Money Deposits

Leaving an Inmate money for commissary

Money deposits for inmates are accepted:
Monday – Sunday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

at:

Tarrant County Corrections Center
100 N. Lamar – 3rd floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196

 

  • Cash ( U.S. Currency only, no rolled or loose coins), U.S. Postal Money Orders, Western Union Money Orders or Government checks are accepted.
  • Cash should be deposited at the Money Room window located at the Tarrant County Corrections Center.
  • U.S. Postal Money Orders, Western Union Money Orders or Government checks will also be accepted by mail.
  • All deposits other than cash shall require a 14 day waiting period before the money is credited to the inmate’s account.