Dallas County Decker Detention Ctr Visiting Information:
Visitation What to expect: Upon arrival at the detention facility each visitor will fill out a visitor's slip to visit the inmate. The officer working the visitation lobby will write the inmate's bookin number and tank location on the slip. The visitor will write on the back of the visitors slip the name, race, date of birth and sex of each person under the age of 17 who will accompany them to the jail floor to visit the inmate. Only two children per adult. Persons 17 years of age and older will be required to have proper identification and must be listed on the inmate's visitors card.
The visitor will then be directed through a metal detector or scanned by a hand held metal detector prior to going to the jail floors. Any visitor is subject to a physical search if probable cause exists. The officers in the visitation lobby will ensure no items are carried to a jail floor that is prohibited.
Dallas County Jail now provides video visitation please click here for further information.
Prohibited Items: Cameras, purses, umbrellas, packages, mace, handbags, paper sacks, cell phones, pagers, cigarettes, cigarette lighters, matches,or any glass or metal containers. Prohibited items also include glass baby bottles, blankets, strollers, or toys for babies. Pocket knives and sharp objects, weapons of any kind, or other items which can be used either in its present form or by alteration, as a weapon in the jail are prohibited.
Jail Visitation Rules:
A parent or a legal guardian must accompany minors under the age of 17. Only two children per adult may visit. Physical searches of visitors maybe conducted with probable cause. Visitors shall not give any items directly to inmates. Visitors are required to successfully clear the metal detector before being allowed entrance into the secured area. Any disruption in the visitation process could result in visit termination and/or visit restriction. Age of Visitors: Children under 17 years of age will not be allowed to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are the legal guardian documentation showing proof may be required. All children shall visit the same inmate being visited by the accompanying parent or guardian and shall be kept under the supervision of the accompanying adult. Visitors under the age of 17 who are married to an inmate shall show proof of marriage before visits shall be allowed.
Identification: All persons requesting visitation privileges must be in possession of a valid photo identification including: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE THE ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPIES! Valid state driver's license, paper license renewal must be accompanied by other photo identification Texas Department of Public Safety photo identification card Jail Identification Card Official Government Issued Passport Military Identification Card Alien Registration Card or other valid photo identification card for the United States Government A Dallas County jail visitation card can be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Probation Check located in front of the North Tower Jail Main Control Center, located at 111 West Commerce Street, Dallas Texas 75202. The applicant for an identification card must produce their birth certificate and social security card. The cost of the identification card is $5.00. Click here for details about obtaining a Dallas County jail visitation card.
Special Visits: Special visits are allowed for persons living more that 75 miles from Dallas. A person seeking a "Special Visit" is not required to be on the inmate's visitors card. The visitor must show valid proof of residence to qualify for a special visit. Visits for a person living more than 75 miles from Dallas may be at any time other than the regular visitation hours excluding feeding times or emergency conditions.
Special visits are provided on a one time only basis for those persons who live more than 75 miles from the facility and could not have reasonably anticipated to visit, at the time the inmate completed the visiting card.
None Contact Visitation: With the exception of "Special Visits" all visitors 17 years of age and older must be on the inmate's visitors card. All visits are non-contact visits. No exchange of paperwork, property, pictures, letters, books, legal work, or money will be allowed. These items, with the exception of books may be sent in the U.S. Mail. An inmate may receive books, but they must be sent directly from the publisher.
Prior Incarcerations: Persons who have been in jail during the last six months will not be allowed to visit unless they meet the following exceptions. The visitor is the inmate's legal spouse and prior authorization has been obtained by the jail supervisor. The charges were dropped or otherwise not adjudicated. The charges were Class "C" misdemeanor charges punishable by fine only. The person was arrested and booked into jail but never classified into a jail housing assignment. Dress Code: All visitors must be in proper attire at all times. No one will be allowed entrance wearing the following: Transparent Clothing Seductive Clothing Tube Tops Halter Tops Strapless Tops Backless Tops Spaghetti Straps Short must be at knee length Skirts must be at knee length Visitors who are inappropriately dressed with gang related clothing, hairstyles or graffiti will be denied visits. Orderly at All Times: Any visitor, guest, or child of the visitor is expected to be orderly at all times. Visitor's children will not be allowed to run and or play in the visitation areas. A visitor will be warned that the children must be kept in control at all times. If, after the warning, the problem persist, a detention supervisor will be called to the floor. The supervisor, at their discretion, may allow the visitor to remain or ask the visitor to leave. No child may be left unattended while in the lobby area or during visitation.
Visitors will not be allowed to conduct themselves in a manner which may be considered as lewd. Visitors may not become loud or obscene with their voice or language. Visitors that are disruptive or who violate jail security may be asked to leave by a jail supervisor. Visitors may be banned from future visits by the facility commander based on their actions during the visit. Once a visitor leaves the secured area of the jail they will not be granted return to the secured area during the visiting day.
Visitation Hours: Monday and Thursday: Inmates with the last names A-L. (No children under age of 17 allowed) Tuesday and Friday: Inmates with the last names M-Z (No children under age of 17 allowed) Saturday and Sunday: Open visitation - all children may visit.
Dallas County Decker Detention Ctr Additional information:
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is charged with the care, control and custody of individuals who have committed a crime. People charged with these offenses range from a Class "C" misdemeanor (usually outstanding traffic citation) to capital murder.
There are three types of individuals incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail: Individuals who did not post bail and are awaiting court. Individuals who had court and are waiting to be transferred to state/federal prison. Individuals who are summoned by a judge to appear in court from another detention facility. There are six detention facilities within the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. These facilities can house more than 7,100 inmates with a detention staff of 900 employees. The Dallas County detention facilities are self sufficient and operate 24-hours a day 365 days a year.
Inmate Mail Inmates may receive mail. Proper addressing of incoming mail is very important. Mail should be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s name and book-in number: John Doe #05123456 Inmate's location: Tank #11 S 14 P.O. Box # 660334 Dallas, Texas 75266-0334
We DO NOT accept money orders or checks for inmates through the regular mail. We only accept Social Security and Attorney General checks that may be payable to the inmate. For information on adding money to an inmates account, navigate to the Inmate Money page.
Sender should include their full name and return address, in case the inmate has been released. Mail is not forwarded to the inmate once he/she has been released. Mail for released inmates is returned to sender or sent to the dead letter department at the U.S. Post Office. Legal mail will be opened in the inmate’s presence. Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines, or newspapers sent from a bookstore (Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Borders, Mardels, Lifeway, Better World Books, or directly from a publisher) not from any other private company. There is a five book maximum that an inmate can possess at any time. No hard back books allowed. Items prohibited from being received through the mail are, but not limited to the following: Any items not lawfully obtained or possessed under terms outlined in the Texas Penal Code are considered illegal material. Glue, paperclips, clasps, staples, magnets, stickers, tape, plastic, wood, cloth, glass, ribbon, liquids, metal, electronic devices, or any like material. Writing materials such as stamps, blank paper, envelopes, pens, pencils, or stationary. Unsigned greeting cards. Greeting cards larger than 8”x10”. Greeting cards that contain padding, musical device, metal clasps, plastic, string, ribbon, confetti, glitter, or laminated items. Photographs larger than 8”x10”. Polaroid photographs. Photos depicting obscenity, violence, pornography, or of a sexually enticing nature. Profanity (on the envelope). Tobacco or tobacco products. Bus passes, bookmarks, or calling cards. Perishable items. Clothing. Stains or unidentifiable marks. Writing/drawing in crayon, marker, or colored pencils. Mail identified as Legal Mail, but contained non-legal material. Books that were not shipped from the publisher or the bookstore. Any items that by design restricts the ability to perform an effective search. Any items that have no value or are of no use to the inmate while incarcerated in this facility. Jewelry. Any items with a glued surface or backing. Any items that may not be readily determined as to their nature or description. Items of inflammatory nature described as follows: Contain information regarding or the depiction of the manufacture or likeness of explosives, weapons or drugs. Contain material that a reasonable person, could construe as written solely for the purpose of communicating information designed to achieve the breakdown of prisoners through inmate disruption such as strikes, riots or escapes. If the material leads to specific factual determination that the material is detrimental to a prisoner’s rehabilitation because it encourages deviate sexual.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.