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Dallas County Jail - South Tower Inmate Search

Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility

Lew Sterrett Justice Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Dallas 2304
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
JAIL: 111 West Commerce Street - Dallas, TX 75202
BONDS: 1600 Chestnut Street - Dallas, TX 75226
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INMATE MAIL
Name & Bookin #
Dallas County South Tower - Lew Sterrett Justice Center
P.O. Box 660334
Dallas, TX 75266-0334
TEL
FAX NUMBERS
Sheriff: 214-653-3420
There are six detention facilities within the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. These facilities can house more than 7,100 inmates.
This facility, also known as South Tower, is the department’s first direct supervision facility (meaning the detention officers work inside the actual housing unit with the inmates). The construction of this facility was completed in spring of 2008. Inmate capacity for this facility is 2,304.
 

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Visiting an Inmate in the Dallas County Jail - Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility in Texas

The Dallas County Department of Corrections encourages visitation privileges, as they recognize that inmates have families and friends outside the walls of jail and visits can be a positive way to keep an inmate’s spirits up during a time of incarceration. Nevertheless, the Dallas County Department of Corrections has rules and regulations that need to be strictly upheld so that these privileges won’t be revoked or compromised for inmates and loved ones.

Inmates are only allowed two visits per week, and the people who visit an inmate must be placed on a visitor card issued to the inmate and subsequently approved by the staff. Inmates are allowed to make changes to their visitor cards every 90 days. Inmates with last names that start with A-L can receive visitations every Monday and Thursday, whereas inmates with last names that start with M-Z may receive visitors every Tuesday and Friday; no visitations on Wednesdays.

Also, no children under the age of 17 will be permitted to visit on Monday-Friday. Saturdays and Sundays allow children to visit, and all inmates can have visitors on those two days. Only 2 children are permitted to visit and must be accompanied by an adult.

The visitation hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (No visits allowed on Wednesday)
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Also keep in mind that any visitors that show up 30 minutes before the end of visiting hours will not be processed and will have to return another day.

Any more information on what to do during a jail visit can be found at this website, which is a tutorial on how to act and what to expect during a prison visit. Another website has more guidelines that are more relevant and fitting for the Kays Center and other correctional facilities in Dallas County; it is located here.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Dallas County Jail - Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility in Texas

Dallas, Texas is a beautiful city, and it is currently the ninth largest city in population in the entire country (and the third most populous in Texas after Houston and San Antonio). With over a million people in its city limits, there is also crime. Dallas has the 7th largest jail system in the entire nation. The city itself sits mostly in Dallas County, which has a total of almost 2.5 million residents, and the county has 5 adult correctional facilities.


[Article_Ad_2]The Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility, formerly the South Tower until it was renamed for a fallen officer in 1995, has 2300 beds and a revolving door of inmates awaiting trial or serving light sentences. If you know somebody, there is a way to look up an inmate currently incarcerated there. The process for looking up an inmate is simple; all you need to do is go to this website, and there is a link to look up in inmate on the left hand side of the screen. You can conduct your search using three different methods: by inmate information, by booking number, or by case number. The inmate information prompts a first name, last name, date of birth, race, and gender. All of these fields are required, except for the date of birth, so you must truly know the inmate of interest before you can execute a successful search.

Once you find your inmate, you get a glimpse at the inmate’s profile, which shows a lot of information pertaining to the inmate. This includes their name, address, citizenship status, attorney, and where they’re being held, and also has a separate link so you can look up their criminal information (essentially, what they’re being charged with). The profile also has bond information, the booking date, and the case/warrant number.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Dallas County Jail - Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility in Texas

Writing an inmate and sending them mail is a great way to keep the lines of communication open and flowing during a period of incarceration. The Dallas County Department of Corrections highly encourages sending mail to inmates, but everyone, including inmates and loved ones, need to follow the rules so to not compromise this privilege in any way.

When sending mail to an inmate, please remember that only authorized correspondence can be sent to them via the post office. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, letters, cards, and softcover books sent directly from a publisher. The envelope/package heading format for sending mail to an inmate is as follows:

Inmate Name
Inmate Booking #
Inmate Location
P.O. Box 660334
Dallas, TX 75266-0334

The Dallas County of Corrections also has a commissary online that you can send other items to inmates, located here. More information on sending mail to an inmate, as well as bond information and payment can be found here.

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