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Harris County Juvenile Justice Center Inmate Phone Use


1200 Congress
Baytown,
Texas
77002
Harris County
Beds: 250
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Harris County Juvenile Justice Center inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Harris County Jail in Baytown, Texas.

When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.

Can I Phone An Inmate At The Harris County Juvenile Justice Center?

No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.



Can I Leave A Message For An Inmate At Harris County Juvenile Justice Center?

There is no way for you to directly leave a message for the inmate. Letters, visits, postcards and phone calls are the only methods of communication available.

Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) which allows you to leave a recorded phone message for an inmate.

To see if the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center has this service, go here or call 713-222-4100.



How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Harris County Juvenile Justice Center?

Residents at Harris County Juvenile Justice Center are only allowed to call their parents. The facility has each parent’s phone number in the resident file and a staff member dials the number for the resident.



Can An Inmate Use A Cell Phone While In Harris County Juvenile Justice Center?

No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.

Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.



Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.

You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call 713-222-4100 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.



Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Harris County Juvenile Justice Center at 713-222-4100 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Calls out of the facility are prohibited.

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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