The Cameron County Detention Center I
in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Cameron County Detention Center I
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Cameron County Detention Center I
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Cameron County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Texas Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Cameron County Detention Center I
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Cameron County, Texas are: Cameron County Detention Center II
, Harlingen City Jail
, Old Cameron County Jail
. In addition, Cameron County houses the following juvenile facilities: Amador R Rodriguez Boot Camp
, Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Justice Ctr
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Cameron County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Cameron County Detention Center I
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Cameron County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Cameron County Detention Center I Inmate Search
Cameron County Jail
Cameron County Sheriff
1145 E. Harrison
Brownsville, TX 78520
There are three jails in Cameron County; Cameron County Detention Center I (this one), Cameron County Detention Center II and the Old County Jail. Combined, there are a total of 1,746 beds.
You can find current inmates here. The list is updated continuously.
If you need to find out about contacting an inmate or scheduling a visit, you must call the jail at 956-554-6701.
If you need to mail in a money order for an Inmate's commissary account, you must send it with the following information and to this address:
CAMERON COUNTY JAIL DIVISION
C/O Inmate Trust Fund
Inmate Name/Inmate ID #
P.O. Box 1539 - Olmito, TX 78575