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Fayette County Jail
1646 N. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945

979-968-5856

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

The Fayette County Jail, located at:
1646 N. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 979-968-5856.

The main reason that people call 979-968-5856 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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Fayette County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Fayette County Jail has approximately 900 bookings, with a daily average of 45 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 11.

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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County 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

Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do Inmates in Fayette County Jail Make or Receive Phone Calls?

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

1.  Start by confirming that Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Fayette County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Fayette County Jail 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail, 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 Fayette County Jail 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. 

Fayette County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Fayette 45


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1646 N. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

979-968-5080

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
1646 N. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945


EMAIL

[email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Fayette County Jail in Texas?
There are 45 inmates in the Fayette 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, Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Fayette County Jail in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 900 offenders were booked into the Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

How many people work at the Fayette County Jail in Texas?
The Fayette County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 11. 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 Fayette County Jail in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Fayette County Jail in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Fayette County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Fayette 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 979-968-5856 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 Fayette County Jail in Texas?
The Fayette County Jail address and phone number is: 1646 N. Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945. Their phone number is 979-968-5856. 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 Fayette County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Fayette County Jail?
Call 979-968-5856 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

This facility, known as "Fayette County Jail" is also known as Fayette County Justice Center, Fayette County Jail, Texas, Fayette.