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Dawson State Jail

Dawson State Jail

106 West Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75265

Phone :
(214) 744-4422
Website :
Inmate Locator :

Dawson State Jail Visiting Information:

Visiting Hours are as follows:
Visits are normally conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The names of all visitors, 18 years old and older (except offender’s attorney), must be on the approved Visitors list, with a limit of 10 people. For more information on visiting an inmate click here and read the visiting rules and regulations. Since visiting times change frequently we suggest you contact the institution directly at the number provided above.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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25 Responses to Dawson State Jail

  1. tara brown November 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    if you are younger then 18 can you have an adult with you

    • PrisonPath November 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Hi Tara,

      Minors, always need to be with an adult for a prison visit. Both the adult and the minor have to be on the inmate’s visitor list. There is a link to the prison web site on our Dawson prison page where you can check additional visitation information. Let us know also what you think of our Inmate Dog Tag Necklaces that are advertised on the prison page.

  2. Yumayra C November 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Where can I get information on my mother´s exact release date? She has been in jail since May 24, 2012 to July 16,2012 in val verde county and after that she was transfered to Dawson State Jail. My question is, why havent they counted the 2 months she was in prison before being transfered to Dawson State Jail? The local judge from Del rio already sent us a letter stating he authorizes the 2-month credit. She was sentenced to 9 months, and her release date is still until April.
    , when it should be someday in February. Her name is Belia Castro 1794321 7-D-10 Any information provided in response will be appreciated. Thank you

    • PrisonPath November 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      Hi Yumayra,

      I would recommend contacting the case manager for your mother,if their is one at the prison. You can also contact the prison chaplain for help as well.

  3. Curt November 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    My daughter is in Dawson. My phone is set up for her to call me, and she normally calls everyday, but I have not heard from her in 2 days.

    Is there any way to find out her status and if she is okay?

  4. amber January 20, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    if u have warrants like traffic ticket warrants, will they arrest u if u are trying to visit someopne

    • PrisonPath January 22, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

      Hi amber,

      We do not give legal advice, but would recommend contacting an attorney in light of your circumstances. the prisons do check backgrounds of visitors.

  5. Sandi February 22, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    how can i obtain a calling card for my daughter

    • PrisonPath February 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Hi Sandi,

      Please note the following information about the use of telephones at Dawson State Jail–Offender telephone System:

      HOME | Offender Telephone System

      The Offender Telephone System (OTS) allows eligible offenders to make paid telephone calls to friends and family. Offenders with major disciplinary problems, gang affiliations, or on death row will not have access to the telephone system.
      Information or registration:

      Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ offender, you must first register your telephone number:

      Internet: texasprisonphone.com
      Note: You will need the offender’s TDCJ ID Number to register to receive phone calls from him or her. If you do not know their number you can find it through the online offender search at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/offender_information/index.html or by phone at (936) 295-6371 or (800) 535-0283. The phones are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
      Telephone: (866) 806-7804

      Telephone calls can be placed in the following manner:

      Collect calls – charges are accepted when the offender calls.
      Friends and Family Prepaid – the telephone number owner establishes an account in which to deposit money to pay for the offender’s calls.
      Offender Telephone Prepaid Debit Account – the offender or family can deposit money into the offender’s account.

      The following rules apply to the system:

      Phones are available from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., unless conditions dictate a change.
      Calls are limited to 20 minutes.
      You will hear a warning message one minute before being disconnected.
      Offenders have unlimited minutes per month.
      All calls, except to the Attorney of Record, are subject to monitoring and recording.
      Calls may only be made to home land line telephone numbers and post-paid cell phones. No calls are allowed to internet services, 800 numbers, businesses, pay phones, or international numbers.
      To receive calls, the name on the registrant’s driver’s license or state identification card must be reflected on their telephone listing or bill.
      To register you will be required to confirm that you:
      Are the registered owner of the telephone number.
      Agree to allow the offender to call the phone number.
      Are at least 18 years old.
      Will not forward calls or make 3-way calls received from the offender.

      If a victim does or does not wish to receive calls from offenders, they should contact:

      Victim Services Division
      8712 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. 265
      Austin, TX 78757
      Telephone: (800) 848-4284

      E-messaging Service
      E-messaging allows friends and families to send electronic messages to offenders. To learn more about the service and to set up an account, click the following link: E-messaging.
      Complaints about the vendor service for the Offender Telephone System or E-Messaging Service should be forwarded in writing to:

      Texas Department of Criminal Justice
      Information Technology Division
      Offender Telephone System Contract Manager
      P.O. Box 4016
      Huntsville, TX 77342-4016
      email: offenderphones@tdcj.state.tx.us

      • Sandi March 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

        Thanks for the help!!!

  6. jo p March 11, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    what is the youngest age to visit inmate

    • PrisonPath March 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Hi Jo,

      Please note the following:

      With prior approval from unit
      administration, non-immediate family
      members may be allowed contact visits if
      immediate family members are unable to
      visit the offender. Due to the nature of
      the offender’s offense, some offenders
      cannot have contact visits with children.
      In addition, these same offenders will not
      be allowed a regular visit with children
      unless the offender is the legally
      recognized parent of that child and the
      child is not the victim of the offense.

      Search of Visitors and Vehicles:
      vehicles and visitors are subject to search
      upon entering TDCJ property. Visitors
      shall be pat searched and scanned with a
      metal detector prior to entering the
      visitation area.
      Small children and infants shall be
      removed from carriers or strollers. The
      parent, guardian or accompanying adult
      shall carry the child through the walk­
      through metal detector. Under no
      circumstances shall children and infants
      be separated from their parent, guardian
      or accompanying adult. Any visitor
      refusing the search procedure shall be
      required to leave TDCJ propert

  7. Nini March 18, 2013 at 12:52 am #

    How many people are allowed in the visitation room if your from out of state?? & how much time is given for the visitation??

    • PrisonPath March 18, 2013 at 1:23 am #

      Hi Hini,

      Please note the following:

      hose who are being processed through
      intake, in solitary confinement, G5,
      lockdown status or administrative
      segregation, are allowed one visit every
      weekend, normally two adults for two
      hours. Children under the age of 18
      not counted in this number, and must be
      accompanied by an approved adult visitor
      (18 years or older). The number of
      children allowed per visit will be based on
      the amount of space available for
      visitation and on the visitor’s ability to
      manage and control the children.
      Additional adult visitors may be allowed
      at the Warden’s discretion if special
      circumstances arise and space permits.

  8. Elizabeth March 28, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    If my mom is a inmate there and i’m 19 with no texas id there is no way else I can see her? I can’t take a birth certificate or get an id from a bailbond or anything? no other way at all?

    Thank you,

    • PrisonPath March 28, 2013 at 2:00 am #

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Please note the following rules. If you do not have one of the ID’s indicated, try obtaining an ID from your state’s motor vehicle section. You may be able to obtain an ID without having a drivers license.

      Offender Visitation
      Offender Name:_____________________________
      TDCJ Number:_____________________
      Visitor Identification
      Last Name:_______________________ First Name:____________________ Middle Initial:__
      Sex:________ DOB:______________ Relationship to Offender:________________________
      Address:___________________________________ City:_____________________________
      State:____ Country______ Zip
      Code:__________ Phone Number:
      ( )

      Alternate Phone Number:
      ( )

      ID Type:___________________________________ ID Number:_________________________
      All Adult visitors will be asked to provide iden
      tification prior to entering the visitation
      area. Visitor Identification for visitors 18 year
      s of age and older, is a pictured and signed
      identification (ID) of one (1) of the following:
      (1) valid state drivers’ license; (2) valid state
      Department of Public Safety (DPS) ID card
      ; (3) valid Armed Forces ID card; (4) passport;
      or (5) ID card issued by the United Stat
      es Department of Homeland Security, U.S.
      Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
      (i.e., Visa Border Crossing ID Card [USA
      B1/B2 Visa BCC]). Children 17 years of age
      and younger may be required to provide an
      ID (e.g., birth certificate, DPS ID or student ID
      ) if the child’s age is questionable due to
      physical maturity of the child. A valid student ID shall be used only for children 17 years
      old and younger. Identification is required
      for hardship visitors. You must have the
      original form of identifica
      tion with you upon check-in.

  9. Rev Charles Gonzales April 9, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    I would like to come to visit Miss Nicole Williams #1819383. I need to see if you would ask her to put me on her visitors list. I will be in Dallas on the 13th thru the 16th of may. Could someone please give me a call or let her call me at 806-241-5442. Thanks and God Bless.

    • PrisonPath April 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

      Hi Rev. Gonzales,

      prisonpath.com is a private web site and is not connected in any way to any correction systems. Click the following link for more information about visitation in Texas.

  10. rebecca April 26, 2013 at 3:39 am #

    i have both of my son’s there can i see them both at the same time

    • PrisonPath April 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi Rebecca,

      I would recommend calling directly the facility for that answer. You may need permission for a special visit. You may also find the following information helpful in understanding prison life.

  11. Sallie May 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    My husband and I are planning on coming to Dawson to visit my daughter on May 18 & 19. It is my understanding that because we are traveling over 400 miles we may be allowed two more hours visiting time. We would like to confirm that before we come. My husband broke his hip in January and I intend to bring him in a wheelchair, do I need to make special arrange-ments to do that?

    • PrisonPath May 7, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

      Hi Sallie,

      For information about visitation, click this link. .

      For information about prison life and what prison is like,click this link.

  12. Allison October 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

    I was wondering of an inmate IA told they have money on their phone card or do I need to write them and let them know?

  13. kenneth j. wymon December 1, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    Trying to find out hes in this facility and if so his mailing address

    • PrisonPath December 1, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

      Hi Kenneth,

      Try our inmate locator on the prison page and the locators on the home page.

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