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Aransas County Detention Center
Jail & Sheriff: 301 N. Live Oak Street
Police: 714 E. Concho St
Rockport, TX 78382

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center, call the jail at 361-790-0168 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Aransas County Detention Center.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Aransas County Detention Center

The Aransas County Detention Center, located in the city of Rockport, in Aransas County, Texas is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 4240 Bookings, with a daily average of 212 Inmates and a staff of 53.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Aransas County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Aransas County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Aransas County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Aransas County Detention Center also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Texas State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Aransas County Detention Center uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Aransas County Detention Center using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Aransas County Detention Center may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Aransas County Detention Center inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do Inmates in Aransas County Detention Center Make or Receive Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Aransas County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

1.  Start by confirming that Aransas County Detention Center has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Aransas County Detention Center, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Aransas County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within Texas.
2. Prepaid calls between Texas and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Aransas County Detention Center approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Aransas County Detention Center GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Aransas County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Aransas County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Aransas County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Texas, then select Aransas County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Aransas County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Aransas County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Aransas County Detention Center?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Aransas County follow these instructions:

Aransas County Detention Center uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Texas.
  • Choose Aransas County Detention Center
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Aransas County Detention Center, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Texas to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Texas to Texas) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Aransas County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Aransas County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Aransas County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Select Texas, then select Aransas County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Aransas County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Aransas County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Aransas County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Aransas County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Aransas County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Aransas County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Texas, then select Aransas County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Aransas County Detention Center.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Aransas County Detention Center General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Aransas County Detention Center?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 361-790-0168.

Aransas County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Aransas 212


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Jail & Sheriff: 301 N. Live Oak Street
Police: 714 E. Concho St
Rockport, TX 78382


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Sheriff: 361-790-0164

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Jail & Sheriff: 301 N. Live Oak Street
Police: 714 E. Concho St
Rockport, TX 78382


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas?
There are 212 inmates in the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Aransas County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 4240 offenders were booked into the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas?
The Aransas County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 53. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Texas law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Aransas County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 361-790-0168 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Texas prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Aransas County Detention Center in Texas?
The Aransas County Detention Center address and phone number is: Jail & Sheriff: 301 N. Live Oak Street
Police: 714 E. Concho St
Rockport, TX 78382. Their phone number is 361-790-0168. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Aransas County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Aransas County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Aransas County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Aransas County Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Aransas County Detention Center?
Call 361-790-0168 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Aransas County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Aransas County Detention Center.

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