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The Harris County - The 711 Jail in Houston, Harris 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 Harris County - The 711 Jail 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 Harris County - The 711 Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Harris 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 Harris County - The 711 Jail 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.

The other jail facilities in Harris County, Texas are: Baytown Municipal Jail, Harris County - The 1200 Jail, Harris County - The 1307 Jail, Harris County - The 701 Jail, Harris County Jail, Houston City Central Jail, Houston City Southeast Jail, Houston Prison Farm, Pasadena City Jail, Pearland Jail, Webster Jail. In addition, Harris County houses the following juvenile facilities: Burnett Bayland Reception Center, Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, Harris County Youth Village, Leadership Academy.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Harris County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Harris County - The 711 Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Harris County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



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Visiting an Inmate in the Harris County - The 711 Jail in Texas

Visitation can be a wonderful time for you and your family. Though jail may not be your optimal choice for visiting someone, during an incarceration visitation can be a precious time for loved ones. It can also be scary, if you don't know anything about it.

Here we will help you understand how it works, what you should do, and things you shouldn't do. Just remember that the main reason for all rules and regulations is to keep people safe. At Harris County - The 711 Jail, the goal is to keep all visitors, inmates, and staff safe from harm at all times.

By helping everyone follow the rules, you can help assure that protection. If you ever have questions or concern regarding the guidelines, be sure to ask at the jail when you go for visitation. You should begin your visit by going to 711 N. San Jacinto Street. This is the address of the jail and you will first come to the front lobby. You can reach the jail by phone if needed at (713) 755-8430.

As you enter the front lobby during visitation time, you will be met by staff who will assist you and guide you through the steps of visitation. You will not be allowed to carry any type of bag into the visitation area with you. So, if you have a purse or bag of any kind, you will have to put it in a locker. You will be allowed to carry your key with you and pick up your belongings once visitation has ended.

You are allowed to visit Harris County - The 711 Jail at the following times:

Tuesday - 4pm to 9pm
Wednesday - 4pm to 9pm
Saturday - 3:30pm - 9pm
Sunday - 3:30pm - 9pm

There is no visitation on Monday, Thursday, or Friday except for attorneys who can visit any day at any time (24/7).

What to wear for Jail Visitation

There are specific clothing requirements for jail visitation at Harris County - the 711 Jail clothing rules are pretty much the same as anywhere else, but they are specific and expected.

The easiest thing to do is just to wear simple clothing without writing, words, pictures, graffiti, etc. Plain and simple clothing is the best option to avoid the risk of breaking any rules.

Clothing should:

  • Fully cover the body and be non-revealing
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be down to mid-thigh
  • Shirts should be to mid-arm (halfway down to the elbow)
  • Clothing should not have any kind of obscenity, gang related material, political or religious material, weapons, or violence on it
  • Clothing should not be tight in any way
  • If spandex, tights, or anything similar is worn, it must be covered by a skirt or shorts

Other Rules of Jail Visitation

  • There is only 1 - 20 minute visit per day
  • No food or drink is allowed
  • No packages can be brought to the inmate
  • 4 people can visit at a time (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Adults are considered 17 and older
  • Adults must have a state or federal ID
  • Children are 16 and under and must be with an adult
  • Nothing can be brought to the inmate during visitation

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How to use the Inmate Search for Harris County - The 711 Jail in Texas

The easiest way for you to locate an inmate at Harris County - the 711 Jail is by starting going to our front page (click here). On the left side of the page at the top you should see a category heading called INMATE SEARCH. There are a few links here to help make your search easier.

  • Harris County Jail Inmate List
  • Harris County Jail Inmate Search
  • County Inmates - mobile
  • Recent Arrests - Harris County
  • Recent Releases - Harris County
  • Arrests Warrants - Harris County
  • VINELINK - Inmate Search

Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5 all kind of operate the same way so we'll explain those here together. When you click on one of those links you will be taken to an information page where you need to enter some information about the inmate you are searching for. Your choices are:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Birthdate  
  • SPN - booking number for inmate
  • SSN - social security number of inmate

[Article_Ad_2]The more information you enter the faster you will narrow down to the person you are looking for. You must enter a certain amount of information or the computer will prompt you for more. If you can at least enter the last name or the SSN, you can get started and narrow it down from there.

If you are searching for someone recently arrested, you will have to look through a list of names. When you click on #4 above (the Recent Arrests link), you will be taken to a list that has the names of all people arrested in Harris County within the last 24 hours. Sometimes this list is longer than others, but it's the only option for this type of search.

If you don't find the person you are looking for, you have two options.

  • Wait a few more hours because the inmate has to be fully processed before their name will show up.
  • Call the jail and ask to see if they can provide you with any information.

The Arrest Warrant link will take you to a page called Search Our Records and Documents. If you are looking for information on an arrest you would begin here. Begin by entering whatever data you have. Next click the search button and fill out further prompts from there.

Finally, the VINELINK link is to help victims of crime find out information on their offender.

How To Post A Bond

Posting a bond can be quite confusing. If you've never done this before and have been asked to do so, you might feel quite overwhelmed. That's okay. You are not alone. We understand how you feel and would like to try to help you.

Bonds can be quite confusing because there are several different types of bond, bail amounts, methods of payment, etc. Understanding them all can actually be mind boggling without some help figuring it all out. That's what we are here to try to do for you. We hope to help you understand how to post the bond for your loved one as well as how to locate someone once they've been arrested.

The first step in bonding someone out begins with the judge. They decide if the inmate is eligible for bail and how much. The judge will also determine what kind of bond will apply.

In some cases, only cash bonds apply. For instance any of the following could apply:

  • Cash bond (as stated above)
  • Surety bond (requires assistance of a bonding agent)
  • Bail bonds
  • Personal bonds
  • Pre-trial bonds

Both the personal and pre-trial bonds mean that the judge thinks the inmate is a safe enough risk not to require any type of "security." In this instance, security equals bail. So another words, the inmate will be released without a security put up because the judge believes they will return for court without on their own accord.

A personal bond is one such that the judge releases the inmate on their own recognizance. A pre-trial bond is one where Pretrial Services presents such a case as to convince the judge the inmate is trustworthy enough to return on their own.

Cash bonds are just that. The full amount of the bail must be paid by cash, money order, or cashier's check. These are made out to Harris County Sheriff's Office. Bail bonds are also secured, but the securement (lien, promissory note, etc.) has been deposited with the sheriff's office.

Lastly, let's go over the surety bond. This is a bond which has the bail amount secured through a bonding agent. The sheriff's office has a list of approved agents and will be happy to give you a copy. You then contact the agent of your choice and they will help you through the rest of the surety bonding process.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Harris County - The 711 Jail in Texas

If you would like to contact an inmate at Harris County - the 711 Jail, the first thing your probably would like to know is how. Great question.

We are here to help you answer that question.

There are a few ways that you are allowed to contact an inmate at this facility. First of all, you can visit them, but that is covered separately from here. There are still two other ways you can maintain contact with someone incarcerated at Harris County - The 711 Jail.

  • Mail
  • Telephone

There is no email contact and there are no contact visits allowed either.

There are rules associated with the use of mail and the telephone that must be adhered to. The jail and the county has specific requirements for these privileges. If inmates or families intentionally or continuously break the rules the privilege of mail and / or phone can be removed.

So, in order to make incarceration as easy as it can be on both the inmate and your family, be sure everyone is aware of the rules and tell them how important it is to obey them.

Telephone calls at Harris County - the 711 Jail

There are no phone calls into the facility. The only way for you to talk via the telephone is if the inmate calls you collect or you have an Advance Pay account set up. Collect calls are allowed to go out of the facility to non-restricted numbers.

If you happen to have a restriction on your phone and need help with removing it, you can call Securus and they can assist you. Securus can also help you in setting up an Advance Pay account. This account allows you to put money on it and the inmate can directly call that number as long as there is money in the account. Once you accept the call, you will be talking to your loved one.

You can call Securus at 1-800-844-6591to get help with setting up an account or with restricted phone help.

There are some rules of the telephone that you should be aware of. Calls may be monitored or recorded. You should also never transfer an inmate call or try to conference someone else in. If you do either of these things, the phone will be disconnected and you risk substantial charges as well as the revoking of privileges.

Sending mail to Harris County - The 711 Jail

In order to communicate via the mail system, there are many rules that everyone must obey. They are pretty basic, but they are strict. If anyone attempts to mail things that shouldn't be they will be returned, destroyed, and/or privileges revoked. Charges can potentially be filed depending on the severity of any rule breakage. So just be sure everyone sticks to the rules and the mail can be your greatest and easiest form of communication with your inmate during this difficult time.

All mail must follow these rules:

  • Return address with full name and full address
  • Inmate's name (as booked), SPN (booking number), housing location, & cell block
  • No writing on outside of envelope except address and return address
  • No drawing, lipstick, perfume, or other substance on or in envelope
  • Paperwork from attorney is allowed
  • Books and magazines that are pre-approved by Jail Captain (up to 3) are allowed
    • Must be mailed from publisher directly
    • Must come via United States Postal service
  • No stickers inside or outside of envelope
  • Photos must be 5"x7" or less
    • No sexually explicit or suggestive photos
    • No violent or gang photos
    • No racial, ethnic, or other suggestive material to entice dispute
  • No religious materials can be mailed in
    • Inmate can get these from county sheriff's chaplain office
  • No medications can be mailed or brought in
    • Inmate will get necessary medication from the jail infirmary
  • No mailing materials can be sent to inmate
    • Inmate will obtain from jail commissary
  • No cards can be mailed to inmate
  • No food, drinks, snacks, gum, etc.
  • No cash, money orders, credit cards, etc.
  • No type of computer generated or photocopied items
  • No packages are allowed

If you feel you need to get something to an inmate and are afraid it may not be allowed, you should discuss this with the jail. You can reach them at the above phone number and they will be happy to help you.

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