Dawson County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Visitation

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff - At-Home Video Visitation

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff 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 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 Dawson County Jail & Sheriff
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the 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 – info@ncic.com

Visiting Hours in Dawson County Jail & Sheriff

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Dawson County Jail & Sheriff may allow you an extended visitation. Call 806-872-7560 to ask for special consideration.

Call 806-872-7560 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Application Process

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.

Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.

Call 806-872-7560 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Visiting Your Inmate from Home

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff 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.



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.
Note that all 'on-site' (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Dawson County Jail & Sheriff
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the 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 – info@ncic.com

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Dawson County Jail & Sheriff

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Visitation applicants in Dawson County County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 806-872-7560 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the Dawson County Jail & Sheriff will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 806-872-7560 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The Dawson County Jail & Sheriff reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Dress Code

The Dawson County Jail & Sheriff staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Clothing promoting gang affiliation.

Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.

Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 806-872-7560 to ask specific questions about the Dawson County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Dawson County Jail & Sheriff Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 806-872-7560 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Dawson County Jail & Sheriff visitation.

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