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Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility
127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, TX 76205-6397

940-349-1700

The Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility is the main jail in Denton County Texas. While the police in the cities and towns in Denton County can arrest and detain offenders, the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility is the facility that is accredited by Texas to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility, located at:
127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, TX 76205-6397 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 940-349-1700.

The main reason that people call 940-349-1700 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Denton County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Denton County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility has approximately 28000 bookings, with a daily average of 1400 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 350.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Denton County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Texas Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Denton County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Texas Department of Corrections 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility. 

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 Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Denton County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility uses the services of HOMEWAV.
  • Register with them online or call them at 844-394-6639
  • Agents are available from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Denton County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

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


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

To communicate by text or email with an Denton County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Denton County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Denton County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Denton County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Texas.
  • Select Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.


 

How to Visit or Email an Inmate in Denton County Texas or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit or email an inmate in Denton County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility uses a video visitation service called HomeWav.
  • Register and Sign Up Here.
  • Complete all steps of the registration process to get full access to Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility inmate communication services.
  • Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
  • Then you just wait for your Denton County inmate to communicate.
    How do you add Funds to your account?
  • Once you are logged in, click “Add Talk to Me Funds".
  • Type in the amount of dollars you want to add to your account.
  • Click “Update”.
  • Choose a way to pay (Credit, debit, or prepaid card).

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit, phoning or emailing of an inmate in Denton County?
Call HomeWav support at 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.
Monday – Friday 
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST
Saturday – Sunday 
8:00AM to 6:00PM EST

NOTE: All communications between you and your inmate at Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility will be recorded and stored. Do not discuss your inmate's case or other sensitive information as it can be used against them (or you) in court.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using Homewav to visit a Denton County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, email and texting an inmate, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility follow these steps:

  • Select Texas, then select Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Denton 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 Denton County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Denton County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Denton County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Denton County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Denton County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Denton 1,400


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, TX 76205-6397


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

940-349-1604

Adult Probation: 940-349-3301

District Attorney: 940-349-2601

Juvenile Court: 940-349-2421

Juvenile Probation: 940-349-2401

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, TX 76205-6397


EMAIL

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas?
There are 1400 inmates in the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility 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, Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 28000 offenders were booked into the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility.

How many people work at the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas?
The Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility maintains a staff of approximately 350. 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility 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 940-349-1700 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility in Texas?
The Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility address and phone number is: 127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, TX 76205-6397. Their phone number is 940-349-1700. 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility?
Call 940-349-1700 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility. 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 Denton County Jail - Pre-Trial Facility.

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