The Travis County Jail
in Austin, Travis 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 Travis County 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 Travis County Jail
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Travis 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 Travis County 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 Travis County, Texas are: Travis County Central Booking
, Travis County Correctional Complex
. In addition, Travis County houses the following juvenile facilities: Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center
, Meurer Intermediate Sanctions Center
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Travis County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Travis County Jail
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Travis County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Travis County Jail Inmate Search
Criminal Justice Center (CJC)
Travis County Corrections Bureau
500 West 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Jail (Main): 512-854-9237
To find out Travis County bail information for a specific inmate, you must first look up the inmate here, then look up the bond information for each charge, located under the offender's name. Full instructions on what the bonds mean and how to make payment in order to get an inmate released can be found here.
This jail allows electronic, secure 'email messaging' with inmates. You can register for this email service here. It costs only $0.60 for a two page message.
When mailing an inmate, make sure you put their full name and their booking number on the envelope. Mail to the facility address located above.
In addition to collect calls, inmates can purchase phone cards through commissary in increments of $10 and $20.
Friends and family can also open an account to receive collect calls on their landline or cell phone. Open an account online here. Note: They do charge $9.99 every time you accept a collect call on your cell phone.
Travis County Jail no longer allows face to face visits. All visits must be done by video. Instructions for video visits off site ( such as from your home computer) can be found here. On-site (at the jail) video visitation rules are here.
español: Travis County Jail Visitación Vídeo.