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.
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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