The information below provides complete instructions regarding Pearland Jail 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 Pearland, 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.
No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.
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 Pearland Jail has this service, go here or call 281-997-5830.
Inmates at Pearland Jail are not allowed to make phone calls except for the following:
When an inmate is first booked in, he or she is allowed to make one local phone call free of charge.
After an inmate goes to court, he or she is allowed another free phone call to inform family/friends what happened in court.
At the jail staff’s discretion, inmates are sometimes allowed to make additional calls for emergencies. There is no guarantee of these additional calls. They are decided on a case-by-case basis by whoever is on staff at the time.
No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Pearland Jail, 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.
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 281-997-5830 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.
If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Pearland Jail at 281-997-5830 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.
Call out of the jail are prohibited except for one during booking and one following a court date. There is no charge for these calls.
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.