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The Ector County Detention Center in Odessa, Ector County, Texas, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Ector County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Ector County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Ector County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Texas Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Ector County Detention Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers. In addition, Ector County houses the following juvenile facility: Ector County Youth Center.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Ector County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Ector County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Ector County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Ector County Detention Center Inmate Search

Texas Ector 667
2500 S. US Highway 385
P.O. Box 331
Odessa, TX 79761
Inmate's Full Name, SO# (find in Inmate List)
Ector County Detention Center
P.O. Box 331
Odessa, TX 79760
Jail (Main): 432-335-3586
Sheriff: 432-335-3586
Court: 432-498-4177


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Only 2 Adults or 2 Adults and one child under age 12 at one time. Each visit is 20 minutes total. 



Inmates are allowed to make phone calls between 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM daily.  Phone calls cost $4.90 for 30 minutes.


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