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Cherokee County Jail INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES

Cherokee County Jail
Jail & Sheriff: 272 Underwood Street
Police: 219 S Main St
Rusk, TX 75785

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail, call the jail at 903-683-6365 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Cherokee County Jail.

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 Cherokee County Jail

The Cherokee County Jail, located in the city of Rusk, in Cherokee County, Texas is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 3760 Bookings, with a daily average of 188 Inmates and a staff of 47.
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 Cherokee County Jail 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 Cherokee County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Cherokee County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Cherokee County Jail 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.

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Cherokee County Jail follow these steps:

Cherokee County Jail uses the services of NCIC for you to deposit funds into your {Cherokee County inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.

You can deposit money three different ways:

•    Deposit online at NCIC.com
•    Deposit at the kiosk in the Cherokee County Jail lobby, if available.
•    Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069 (Note: if you deposit money using a live agent the fee is $5.95).
Email – [email protected]

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


 

How Do Visit an Inmate in Cherokee County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Cherokee County you need to do the following:

Cherokee County Jail uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation. In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the Cherokee County Jail lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.

Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Cherokee County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the Cherokee County Jail staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

For all the information you need to know, whether it be 'in person' at-the-jail visitation or remote video visitation with your Cherokee County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Texas, then choose Cherokee County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Cherokee County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Cherokee County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Cherokee County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Cherokee County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Cherokee County Jail?

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

Cherokee County Jail 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 Cherokee County Jail
  • 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 Cherokee County Jail, 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 Cherokee County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Cherokee County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Cherokee County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Texas, then select Cherokee County Jail, 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 Cherokee County Jail.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Cherokee County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Cherokee County Jail?... 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 903-683-6365.

Cherokee County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Cherokee 188


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Jail & Sheriff: 272 Underwood Street
Police: 219 S Main St
Rusk, TX 75785


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Court: 903-683-2971

Jail (Main): 903-683-2813

Police: 903-683-1218

Sheriff: 903-683-2813

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Jail & Sheriff: 272 Underwood Street
Police: 219 S Main St
Rusk, TX 75785


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Cherokee County Jail in Texas?
There are 188 inmates in the Cherokee County Jail 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, Cherokee County Jail 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 Cherokee County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Jail in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 3760 offenders were booked into the Cherokee County Jail 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 Cherokee County Jail.

How many people work at the Cherokee County Jail in Texas?
The Cherokee County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 47. 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 Cherokee County Jail in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Cherokee County Jail in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Cherokee County Jail 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 903-683-6365 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 Cherokee County Jail in Texas?
The Cherokee County Jail address and phone number is: Jail & Sheriff: 272 Underwood Street
Police: 219 S Main St
Rusk, TX 75785. Their phone number is 903-683-6365. 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 Cherokee County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Cherokee County Jail, 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 Cherokee County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Cherokee County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Cherokee County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Cherokee County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Cherokee County Jail?
Call 903-683-6365 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Cherokee County Jail. 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 Cherokee County Jail.

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