This page is about the Houston City Jails including the Central and Southeast Jails. For information on the Harris County Jail click here.
How Do You Locate An Inmate:
You can locate an inmate at the City of Houston Jail by visiting the search tool–click here.
How Do I Get Someone Released From Jail:
To find detailed instructions on how to release an inmate, click here.
Where Is The Jail Located:
Houston City Jail (Central) is located at 61 Riesner, Houston, Texas 77002.
Houston City Jail (Southeast) is located at 8300 Mykawa, Houston, Texas 77048.
What Time Is The Jail Open:
Both jails are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
When Are Visiting Hours:
Visiting hours are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, with exceptions for meal and court times. This is rare since most jails have specific times. But be sure that your inmate is still at the Houston City Jail and is not at the Harris County Jail. Also, if they are in the Houston City Jail system, make sure you know if your loved one is at the Central or Southeast Jail before going to visit.
What Do I Need To Visit An Inmate:
To visit an inmate, you will need the prisoner’s Arrest Number, found by clicking here and a valid photo identification. All visitors must be at least 21 years old.
What Is The Phone Call Policy:
Prisoners are able to make collect calls from within their cell to a home line. If a prisoner makes a call to a cellular phone, an account must be set up. For more information click here.
Where Are Impound Vehicles Are Stored:
For help with impounded vehicles, call the Wrecker Tow Line at 713-308-8580.
There are two jails for the city of Houston, Central Jail and Southeast Jail. Most inmates are transferred to the Harris County Jail within a few days. So if you cannot find them at the Central or Southeast Jail, visit Harris County Jail information site.
What Is The Website:
You can view the website by clicking here.