Tarrant County Jail

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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 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

      • What 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:

        Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from jail–you will be billed for these so be careful not to accept too many. Inmates are not allowed to receive incoming calls.

        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.

        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.


48 comments on “Tarrant County Jail
  1. Mike says:

    They kept shuffling me around and my mom couldn’t find me when I was at Green Bay.

    • AMY says:

      My daughter is in there because SHE BROKE THE LAW. She is living her consequences. It is not staff or officers responsibilty to make it easy on her. It is their position to make sure we all stay safe. I am ashamed and deeply hurt by my daughter’s actions. I hope she learns, and I pray she abide by the law and become a productive citezen. I do not wish for her to hurt others or herself. I deeply appriciate those working there as would not want to. Let your loved ones take responsibilty for their actions.

      • Terri says:

        If your daughter broke the law, then she broke the law, and she is paying with the consequences. An angry mother needs to get over herself.

        I get shuffled back and forth between the main facility and green bay in an effort to try to get medical treatment for my son. They took him to the hospital, the doctor gave him meds. He never saw them. He went to Green Bay a week later. They eventually made him a medical appointment at Green Bay but he heard nothing else, and that day has come and gone.

        I believe the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, and through my line of work, I do know that jails in general are NOT interested in helping you. They only hope you will post bond and get out of their hair. $20,000 is beyond my means. It stinks.

        Sorry about your daughter.

        Have I ever been angry at my son? You betcha. But it does no good to be an angry mother.

      • jail baot says:

        I promise you if your thanking the tarrent county sheriff’s cops are honest. your dead wrong. They stold my med and tazed Me I’m 105 pounds. It took sheriff law dogs to do it.. my DAD ALL WAS SAID IT TAKES 5 COPS TO MAKE A MAN….

  2. Christina Reed says:

    My brother has end stage liver disease and was took in on a friday night. We provided the medical workers with all of his medicine information what he takes, when he takes it, what happens if he doesn’t get it. Two days later they have never given him any meds and he is becoming toxic. He needs to go over to the hospital now. But we can’t get anyone to help us or to listen. Many messages left for the nurse that she has not returned. How do they get by with this? they assured us to our face he would get his medicine friday night. Its sunday and nothing has been given to him yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stop being a criminal.

    • Ivette says:

      Same thing happend to an HIV friend of mine, i took his medicine personally which is very expensive and they never gave him his meds and never returned the meds i took either. so they had to change his coctail because been off the meds. created tolerance so now he is hoping this will. I KNOW IS EASIER TO SAY ” THEY COMMITED A CRIME, SO LET THEM PAY FOR IT” but some of those ppls their biggest crime was to have no money and unpaid fines. so don’t judge anyone only because they are in jail. this is mainly to angry mom.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope and pray he gets his meds. I was in a similar situation a few years ago… My wife had a absess tooth that was badly infected. We had seen a dentist that prescribed her antibiotics that she had taken as prescribed the 2 days prior to getting arrested. We told the jail that without these meds she would have a rupture, and possibly risk my wife’s health. Did they care?? Nope just said that she would have to see the county Doctor(which she never did). So on day 2 with us begging to allow her to have these antibiotics we have no luck. We get a call on day 3 from tarrant county informing us that my wifes tooth had ruptured and that she had been taken to a local hospital. We find out not only did it rupture she lost so much blood they had to do a blood transfusion to get her stabalized. I was so pissed at tarrant county because it all could have been avoided and my wife wouldn’t have this traumatic experience. I don’t know if everyone reading this actually knows how bad these jails can be( I was in Green Bay when they were feeding us rotten food. Think I’m kidding it was in the news paper. Look it up) parents please know that jail is more than enough punishment by itself without the parents and siblings giving them a hard time why they pay for their crimes. I know I was locked up for 39 days with no money on my books and no visits and I would not wish that on my worst enemy. You are a number behind those bars not a person. The only thing that keeps you rational most of the time is your family and friends(letters,visits,money on books, etc.) Even know you get mad and are dis appointed, always remember that you love these people and they are your family! :) god bless you all!

      • jail baot says:

        I promise you if your thanking the torrent count sheriff’s cops are honest. your dead wrong. They stold my med and tazed Me I’m 105 pounds. It took sheriff law dogs to do it.. my DAD ALL WAS SAID IT TAKES 5 COPS TO MAKE A MAN….

    • jail baot says:

      there sorry mother yep

  3. Vallie Tatum says:

    Went down to visit MY daughter and she I saw how swollen she was, she said she told the grauds put in a request to see medical thar was this morning at 8:00 when I got there at 1:45pm shr stll haven’t seen anyone. The officers at the desk has a very smart mouth. They are RUDE!

  4. carmen burkett says:

    my grandson is at Greenbay facility and takes 3 medications. The guard only gives him one and throw the other in the trash. He takes one to help with sleep and has never been given it. How can he get medical attention when no one answers the phone.

  5. Mike says:

    To often we only make a comment to complain. I contacted an individual in the MHMR dept. named Jeremy and he not only got my son his medications in less than 24 hours, he called me back to let me know that he had visited with my son and that under the circumstances he is doing quite well. I felt like he went above and beyond what I would have expected anyone to do in such a hurry.

  6. manny Garcia says:

    How come we can’t visit our loved one especially cause we were in jail for tickets and we have too wait 6 mos i could understand if i were a killer something hash this is crazy

  7. Moses rivera says:

    I can’t afford no vacation so I grabbed a good book exercise and drink a lot of water come out feeling healthy and good get to visit with a lot of old frie very nice ma I don’t have to go I don’t have to go to work I get paid 3 times a day I get to buy braums ice cream drink soda pops now as far as Mansfield jail that place needs to be looked into need to be closed down they don’t give me nothing to clean the pod with very nasty

  8. Andrea Wilson says:

    I never experience a person that been in their now I got somebody close in there boy its alot I think it should be little better but all I can anybody can do is pray that it will get better

  9. teri says:

    My boyfriend was transfered to tarrant county with his meds. Tarrant says there no meds. Convienent. Narcotic. Xanax. They just got up and walked away

  10. Dees wife says:

    My husband just recently was moved to lon evans.. Says it’s a maximum security facility… Is that where he is going to be for his sentence?

    • marc says:

      New charge that cuts a deal will usually stay in the new jail, Surely hes not looking at TDC time which transfers all.over the state!, Take the minimum paper, unless hes got balls…do Prison time & be done!

      • Anonymous says:

        Do prison time. Be done. It’s the end result. For probationers. All about money. It’s an industry. Tarrant sets you up to fail. Not succeed. TX is only state in the nation. Who has highest conviction rate. Lot of dirty cops on the street

  11. Mikey says:

    I recently did time for probation violation back in july, and when I was released I never recieved my receipt stating that everything had been payed off, which is what the judge told me when I went to court. We have tried faxing Tarrant County almost every week for the past two months, but never got a reply. I am not sure if we have the right fax number, but i cant find anything online. Now San Antonio sent my Father a letter in the mail saying that I still have a warrant out for my arrest in Tarrant county for theft under fifty, and that i still owe $800.00 . I think they made a clerical error, but i have no idea who to talk to. I need to get this resolved ASAP, because I have a four day old girl and a day job that I cannot lose. Please help .

  12. anmous says:

    Stay out…. They dont care if ur dyen..
    They dont give a damm

  13. me says:

    For the sick. Until they can not move you will not get medical attention.
    Far as treatment. They are worse than state pens. They hate being there, but have a dominating control to make an inmates life hell.
    To the one with a warrant. Guess what. Tarrant can override a judge inside and have you pay restitution.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sharen Wilson as a district attaorney will def make tarrant county texas the worst place to love.
    She is crazy demon possessed dangerous person
    vote against Sharen Wilson

    • Anonymous says:

      so true no doubt will be. huge mess unless of course
      you suffer from the rich kid killer diease Affluenca?
      money talks in ta rrant county for sure

  15. me says:

    I just got off the phone from someone in the medical records area i think i didnt catch her name. Now my experience at tarrant county jail has never been pleasant as in visiting my step son or the sheriffs giving a care whatsoever. But this very helpful lady helped me out by just giving me information. My step son had scoliosis and its getting worse and they just keep giving him ibuprofen. Well hopefully with the very helpful info she gave me (very nice and helpful lady) maybe we can get him better treatment. So im grateful to her and hopefully it will all end well. Thank you very much for your help I really wish I got your name.

  16. linda says:

    I know jail is not supposed to be a spa, but all inmates are not criminals and they are still people. They have to endure conditions that the SPCA would not allow for animals. I don;t understand how nurses who took the Hippocratic Oath can withhold medicine from a sick person who needs it. Who do you complain to?

  17. anonymous says:

    I went to go visit my son today as I do every day since he had been in Tarrant County. I was not there 5 minutes when the guard came to his door unlocked it and told him his visit was up. The guard said I told her twice to stay off her phone. I told him this is my first time seeing you what are you
    Talking about? Very selfish, ungrateful, noncareing people. I hope it made you feel good becasuse I will be right back up there tomorrow to see my son so how about those apples. I do not see one sign posted that states you can not use you phone while you are in a visit.

  18. Viktoria says:

    Is visitation at tarrant county non contact or contact?

    • mari luu says:

      Non contact. There are booths and a glass separating you and the inmate and there is a phone that you use to hear eachother.

  19. Anonymous says:

    All you folks complaining need to get a clue. It’s jail not a resort.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Well said Anonymous.

  21. shahida begum says:

    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-

  22. shay peyton says:

    What does it mean when they transfer you to Greenbay Jail? Does it mean ur automatically going to tdc?

  23. Teri says:

    Replies to comments. Your idiots your clueless. People make mistakes. Dishonest cops. Do dishonest thngs. That can have a profound affect. Society keeps the ones who been in trouble.wanting o urn life around. Society keeps them down. The ones who keep returning. Different story. I have been in county. For a minute. The inmates are human. Shiuld recieve a degree if respect. You dont know thir story ir backgrund

  24. mari luu says:

    Any one who has visited an inmate at Green Bay, Can you please tell me what its like during the visit? Is it like the one on Lamar? Like does it have the glass and the phone and separate booths? I just want to be prepared and know what I’m doing. I would greatly appreciate it if someone answered. Thank you.

  25. Anonymous says:

    My BF started out in TCCC and then was transferred to Greenbay. He has a serious chronic pain condition and we too took all his meds. Ask the inmate to sign a medical release so that you can call and speak with medical about their treatment, otherwise they won’t discuss due to HIPAA laws. Next ask the inmate to fill out a request to see medical to discuss their condition and required meds. Tell them to keep submitting a request if their condition is not being addressed, being specific with details. Be diligent about calling medical to inquire about what is being done. It took about a week for him to get his anti-seizure. They only gave him advil for pain. Took two weeks to get him back on antidepressant. Took three weeks to get him back on his anti-anxiety and nerve med. Took 4 weeks to get him on his other antidepressant and sedative. His pain is his worst condition and that still has yet to be resolved, but we are going to keep submitting requests for medical until they give him something stronger than advil.

    For the person asking about Greenbay… it is different from TCCC in that the facility is smaller and the visitation area is one big area with I’m guessing 60 booths. There are no phones. You sit right next to other visitors, behind glass, and speak through a baffle type area on each side of the glass. It’s very noisy and you absolutely can’t have any sort of private conversation. The up side is that the line is usually not very long and I’ve not ever had to wait before being sent to a booth.

    My BF started in TCCC and was transferred to Greenbay while he is awaiting transfer to the East Texas Treatment facility. He was told it doesn’t usually take longer than 2 weeks to be transferred, but he’s been in county jail 4 weeks now. I’ve heard that once you’re released from East Texas that the same thing can happen and you will sit there for weeks waiting to be released.

    Hope this helped some of you with questions.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Also, it is a good idea to always do an Inmate Search BEFORE you go visit, as inmates are moved around without notice. After you locate the inmate in the search, open their record by clicking on their name and you will see what Tarrant County “Unit” they are currently in (in small text below their info).

    Tarrant County Inmate Search: https://ijis.tarrantcounty.com/inmatesearch/

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