The McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
in Waco, McLennan 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 McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
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 McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the McLennan 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 McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
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 McLennan County, Texas are: McLennan Co. Detention Center Annex
, McLennan Co. Detention Ctr - Hwy 6
, McLennan County Detention Center
. In addition, McLennan County houses the following juvenile facilities: Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center
, Bill Logue Juvenile Post Adjudic. Fac
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: McLennan County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, McLennan County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
McLennan Co. Juvenile Alt. Shelter
2601 Gholson Rd.
Waco, TX 76704