Grand Prairie Jail
This page is about the Grand Prairie City Jail located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Have you been here before? Tell us about it by clicking here.
Where Is The Jail Located:
The Grand Prairie Jail is located at the Grand Prairie Safety Building which is at 1525 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. The jail is a holding facility that holds inmates for 72 hours or less. Any inmate that needs to be confined for longer than 72 hours will be transferred to another facility, usually the Dallas County Jail (Lew Sterrett Justice Center).
How Do You Locate An Inmate:
You can find an inmate three (3) different ways:
- Online, by clicking here.
- In person, by going to the Grand Prairie Safety Building at 1525 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
- By calling 972-237-8947 or 972-237-8951
When Is The Jail Open:
The jail is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. But, the bond desk is closed between the hours of 5AM to 6AM and 5PM to 6PM.
The bond desk can be reached at 972-237-8951.
When Is An Inmate Arraigned:
Arraignments are usually held between 8AM and 11AM but these times may change due to the magistrate’s schedule.
What Is The Jail Credit Policy:
The City of Grand Prairie gives jail credit for time spent in jail for Class C misdemeanor tickets and warrants. The judge determines the credit based on state law but inmates generally receive $100 for every 24 hours spent in jail.
What Are The Visiting Hours:
You can visit an inmate on Sunday only from 2PM to 4PM. Visits are limited to 10-15 minutes for 2 people. All visitors must present a valid picture identification card and must be at least 17 years old. Children under the age of 17 will not be allowed to visit an inmate. Potential visitors should call 972-237-8951 to make sure they can visit a specific inmate.
What Is The Jail Phone Call Policy:
Prisoners may make collect calls while in jail. But you need to set up an account with Global Tel*Link for billing. To set up an account call 1-800-483-8314 or click here to set up an account online.
How Do I Know If I Have An Active Warrant:
You can search online for active citations and warrants. Click here to search the citation and warrant database.
Where Are Impounded Vehicles Stored:
Impounded vehicles are stored at the City of Grand Prairie Auto Pound located at 3010 Hard Rock Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. You can call the City of Grand Prairie Auto Pound at 972-237-4100 and obtain information regarding fees and directions to the facility. The impound lot is open 7 days a week from 7Am to 7PM.
Where are Inmates Released:
Inmates released from jail can be picked up at the Public Safety Center at 1525 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052.
What is the Grand Prairie Jail Website:
You can access the Grand Prairie Jail website here.
I was arrested in the spring of 2014 and spent four days in this facility. I was charged and later convicted of felony evading. The officer was pulling me over for speeding on a motorcycle, and I continued driving for 3 minutes before pulling over. My bond was $50k; my attorney cost was $2k. I had spent $7k before I even went to court. The worst part of this facility is the staff. Like most jails, they are rude, disrespectful, and not caring assholes. Even though most inmates at this facility have only been accused of a crime and have not even been proven guilty in court, the staff here treats everyone as if they are subhuman waste, lower than animals. The unit is divided into large two-story sections. Half of each section is an open common area with stainless tables and chairs, a single phone on the wall, and one tv on the wall. There is one enclosed bathroom on each of the two levels. The other half of the section is divided into approximately 20 cells, ten on each level. Each cell houses two inmates. There are no windows, no clocks, and no trips outside. Three meals per day are served. Breakfast consists of a honeybun or similar pastry and a container of premixed Gatorade. Lunch and dinner both consist of a convenience store-style ham, an cheese sandwich in plastic packaging, and more Gatorade. The tv is turned on for about an hour during meals. The lights are left on around the clock, and inmates are required to stay outside their cells in the common area during daytime hours. The facility is fairly clean except for the bathrooms, which appear to not have been cleaned in months. Inmates are required to shower every other day, and clean clothing is provided at that time as well. Don’t expect any assistance or help with anything. Don’t expect them to make any effort at all on your behalf. Even after the bond is posted, it could still take numerous hours for them to release you. I only pray that everyone there is someday treated the way they treat others.