TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS APPROVED FACILITY
The Jail Division is under the command of Chief Deputy Brian Cantrell. The mission of Waller County Sheriff's Office Jail Division is to maintain social order and provide professional detention services within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits. WCSO Jail has as its prime goal the operation of a safe, humane, and cost effective facility that provides a place of confinement, punishment, and an opportunity for reflective thought and positive change. WCSO Jail recognizes that no detention facility can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. WCSO Jail actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of citizens to reduce the opportunities for crime, while maximizing use of existing resources.
Visitation times are on Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitation periods are (20) minutes in length
All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitation list
Visitors must have valid identification
Visitors under the age of 18 years may only visit when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Visitors on active probation, parole, or with a criminal history may be allowed to visit with prior approval of the jail administrator
Persons believed by substantial evidence to have a potentially detrimental effect on the inmate or to constitute a threat to the security of the facility will be excluded from an approved visiting list
Denial or Termination of a Visit
Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Insufficient visitation space available to accommodate all visitors safely
Refusal by a visitor to submit to search procedures
Refusal or failure to produce sufficient identification for purposes of registration, or the falsifying of identifying information by a visitor
Violation of institutional rules by a visitor or inmate
Failure to prevent children from disturbing other persons in the visiting area
Inappropriate display of affection, suggestive activity, or inappropriate dress
Any other conduct or conditions deemed by the shift supervisor and/or Jail Administrator to be disruptive to visiting operations or to security and good order
Visitors will not be allowed to visit an inmate who has had visitation privileges restricted due to the jail disciplinary process
Please use the following link to search the VINElink National Victim Notification Network. VINElink can be used to search for persons in custody as well as to register to be notified when an inmates status changes.
This additional link provides access to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program which provides information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.
The link below will take you to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry. This database provides the public information on registered sex offenders living in your area.
The facility provides an inmate commissary that allows for the purchase of various items with funds from an individual inmate account
Purchases from the commissary are made from monies in individual inmate accounts, and there is no actual transfer of legal tender
To place funds on an inmate’s commissary account send money orders only to P.O. Box 591, Hempstead, Texas 77445. Be sure to place the inmates name and SO# on the money order.
Waller County Sheriff’s Office Jail provides privileged, monitored, and limited telephone access to eligible inmates under humane conditions while maintaining the security integrity of the facility
Inmate access and use of telephones is limited to those inmates that are compliant with facility rules and procedures, and do not pose a risk to self, other inmates, or officers
Friends and families of inmates may establish an inmate telephone account through GTL by contacting (800)483-8314
Inmates are reasonably allowed to correspond with their attorney, family, friends, officials, and other significant contacts with a minimum of interference, as long as the correspondence is carried on in a manner consistent with the rules of the facility
Incoming and outgoing, non-privileged mail may be opened, inspected and read for contraband, inappropriate content, or other violation of facility rules or the law
Incoming and outgoing correspondence is censored or rejected on case by case basis; if it contains items including, but not limited to the following:
Information regarding manufacture of explosives, weapons or drugs
Material that may tend to encourage or assist in disrupting the orderly operation of the
facility, work stoppage, or other breech of institutional rules
Material that would encourage deviant sexual behavior
Pornographic or sexual material
Gang or hate oriented material
Instructions in escape, explosive or weapon use
Relating to law enforcement, military, or jail procedures or operations
Any other material deemed inappropriate
All incoming correspondence should be addressed to 701 Calvit Street, Hempstead, Texas 77445. Be sure to include the inmate’s full name and SO #.