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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 RULES

 

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.

 

www.vinelink.com

 

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.

 

www.ice.gov/victim-notification/

 

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.

 

https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/PublicSite/Index.aspx

 

 

  

Commissary Rules

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Telephone Communication

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence Rules

 

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 #.