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Harris County Jail

Harris County Jail, TX Prison Inmates

Updated on: March 24, 2023
Postal Code
Harris County
Phone Number
1200 Baker Street, Houston, TX, 77002

About Harris County Jail

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Harris county jail is one of the largest county jails in Texas. Despite this, it managed to overcrowd in 2010 with up to 12,000 inmates though it can only hold 9,434. Due to this, some inmates in the jail are sent to other counties and, in some cases, across the state, to Louisiana. Nonetheless, the jail is very large and divided into four annexes: 

  • 1200 Jail 
  • 701 Jail Annex 
  • 1307 Jail Annex 
  • 711 Jail Annex 

The one jail holds pretrial inmates, those suffering mental challenges, and those serving short sentences. It is allowed to hold both male and female inmates across the county. It’s been in operation since 1972 and remains the third-largest county jail in the country. The county sheriff runs the jail. 

Harris County Sheriffs Office Division 1 - Cypresswood

6831 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas, 77379

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Send correspondence to your loved one at Harris county jail to help them reform faster. Anyone apart from the inmate can send a letter to the jail. All the mail except privileged will be inspected for contraband before it's delivered to the inmate. Inspection is done before the inmate receives the mail.  You cannot send cash, checks, or money order through the county mail system. Any mail that cannot be inspected without damage will be returned to the sender. Kindly add the inmate's full name and address in the mail. 

Sending Money

Everyone needs money, even when they are locked up in jail. Luckily the American system let inmates in all types of jail receive commissary funds from well-wishers. The commissary is used at the jail canteen to buy necessities. The common items you can buy at the jail canteen are personal clothing, undergarments, and socks.  Cash can be sent to jail in numerous ways, such as dropping the cash at the jail kiosk or lobby, depositing online, using a money order, and calling an agent to assist you with making the deposit. The cash help inmates find a footing when their sentence ends. 

Phone calls

Follow up on your loved one locked up in jail with daily phone calls. The phone calls made at the jail are timed and recorded for security purposes. Securus manages all the calls. Anyone can create an account with Securus, which has multiple payment plans.   The advance connect plan lets you manage the people an inmate can call, while the debit account plan is more open. Direct billing lets you receive a bill for all calls an inmate makes. Inanimate can also utilize the traditional collect calls and read outbound voicemails. 

About Harris County Sheriff's Department 

The sheriff's office is located in the same building as the jail. The office is headed by an elected sheriff, Ed Gonzalez. There are a host of other deputies that work within the department to keep the resident and their property safe. 


Be your brother's keeper by visiting those in jail. Visitation is open to all adults that aren't serving any sentences, such as probationers and parolees. Minors can visit the jail with an adult. Photo IDs are compulsory to help identify visitors. 

Visiting Hours

Tuesday — 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday — 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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