There are six detention facilities within the Dallas County Sheriffs Department. These facilities can house more than 7500 inmates with a detention staff of 900 employees. The Dallas County Detention Facilities are self sufficient and operate 24-hours a day 365 days a year.
North Tower Detention Facility: was constructed in 1993, this ultramodern facility holds 2,364 maximum security inmates with 188 single cells. It takes a staff of 350 employees to operate this facility.
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 going 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 either inmates or loved ones.
Inmates are only allowed two visits per week, and the people who visit an inmate have to 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. ... continue here
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 a good deal of crime. The city sits mostly in Dallas County, which has a total of almost 2.5 million residents, and the county has 5 adult correctional facilities.
The North Tower has a capacity of over 3200 inmates and a constant flow 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. ... continue here
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 there are rules that need to be adhered to.
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 address (and envelope/package format) for sending mail to an inmate is as follows: ... continue here