Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility: (Also known as South Tower) is the Flagship of the Dallas Sheriffs Department. This facility is the departments first direct supervision facility, meaning the floor officers work inside the actual housing unit with the inmates. The construction of this facility was completed in spring of 2008.
This Detention Center was dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Lee Kays back in 1995 by Sheriff Jim Bowles. Deputy Kays was killed in the line of duty on January 4, 1989, just six days after graduating from the Sheriff's Academy.
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. ... 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 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. ... 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 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: ... continue here