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Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: February 07, 2020
122 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX 77469
Fort Bend
Security Level
County juvenile - low
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Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-633-7400

The Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 122 Golfview Dr Richmond, TX that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The Fort Bend County Detention Center is a secure environment for youth charged with an offense and pending a court hearing. The detention center is designed to provide a safe living environment and a full range of services for the juvenile to include: medical, educational, psychological, and recreational services.

The detention center is an 80 bed facility consisting of both individual rooms and dormitories. There are three dormitories holding 8 juveniles each, with one reserved for the Juvenile Leadership Academy. Juveniles who have been in detention for at least 2 weeks and who have demonstrated exemplary behavior may be placed in these dormitories.

The detention center offers a full range of services including educational, medical and psychological services along with recreational and spiritual programs. The normal day for a juvenile consists of physical training beginning at 6 AM, breakfast from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, review of rules and regulation from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, school from 8:00 AM until 12:00 AM and from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, with recreational programs after 3. The juvenile’s day can end from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm depending on their current behavioral level. The detention center employs 75 full time staff and 18 part-time staff with positions including Detention Officers, Supervisors, Nursing staff, Administrative Secretary, CSR personnel, Kitchen personnel, and an in house LCDC.

The Detention Center provides three single cell occupancy housing units. Of these three units one is designated for females and two units designated for males housing males from ages 10 through 15 years of age in one unit and 15 to 17 years of age

Juveniles are provided with three daily meals and an evening snack. They are also provided with all necessary clothing items and personal hygiene supplies.

These educational services are provided by the Lamar Independent School District. Juveniles are expected to attend and participate in all educational programs.

Counseling services in Post Adjudication Detention, which is provided by in-house services, include a psychological evaluation upon admission including a treatment plan for each child. Program activities include group counseling, weekly individual sessions and family sessions. Parents or guardians are expected to participate in the family sessions. Education is provided about life skills, healthy family functioning, adaptive coping strategies, HIV/Aids awareness and other programs with an emphasis on chemical dependency and substance abuse issues.

Detention Division
Kenneth Johnson, Division Director

122 Golfview Drive
Richmond, Texas 77469

281-633-7342 FAX

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Fort Bend County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

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Visitation Information

Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation schedules are given to parents at the time their child is admitted to the Detention Center.

Visitation is at least 15 minutes long. Only visitors listed on the “Authorized Visitation Sheet” will be permitted to visit a detained juvenile. Only the Juvenile Probation Officer can add visitors to the “Authorized Visitation Sheet.”

In order to be admitted for visitation, visitors must provide identification and go through the metal detector. All purses, bags, keys, and cellular phones should be left in the car or secured in a locker. Only personal items on the approved list will be allowed. Please check with the Detention Officer to make sure you are returned any non-approved items.

No food or snacks are allowed during visitation. Children must not be left unattended in the Probation Department waiting area.

The detention superintendent must approve any exceptions to this visitation schedule during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. The child’s attorney will be allowed to visit whenever necessary.

Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Please Note: The Last Group Will Be Admitted 15 Minutes Before The End Of Visitation. Level 5 Visits Are Held On Sunday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Call 281-633-7308 prior to visiting in order to verify your child's level.

Rules for Mail
A juvenile shall be allowed to send to and receive mail from their parents/ guardian/ custodian, attorney, and pastor. Any other person must be approved by the juvenile’s trial court. The envelope of all incoming mail shall have the name and return address of the sender.

Each juvenile shall be allowed to send two letters a week; letters to the juvenile’s attorney, clergy, and the court shall not be limited.

All incoming and outgoing mail shall be logged by the Detention secretary before distribution.

Approved incoming mail shall be opened in the presence of the juvenile and inspected for contraband. The letter must have the appropriate return address on the envelope and must be signed. The stamp on the envelope shall be removed. Any monies contained in the mail shall be added to the juvenile’s property inventory sheet and shall be returned to the juvenile upon release with a receipt provided.

If it is suspected that a letter is part of an attempt to formulate, devise or otherwise effectuate a plan to escape from the facility, or violate any state or federal law, the shift supervisor will request the permission of the juvenile to read the letter. If the juvenile does not consent to the reading of the letter, the shift supervisor shall forward the letter, supporting documentation, and reports to the Detention Superintendent. The Superintendent shall then obtain a search warrant to read the letter, if a search warrant is denied by a Judge, the letter shall be given to the juvenile only after letter has been inspected for contraband.

Any incoming mail from a person not on the approved mail list approved by the juvenile’s probation officer or juvenile’s court-ordered rules of probation or parole or against the facilities rules of separation, shall be returned unopened to sender. Any incoming mail that does not have the name and return address on the envelope shall be given to the juvenile’s parent/guardian/custodian. Any incoming mail from a person or persons on a list furnished by the parent, guardian or custodian of individuals who should not have contact with the juvenile will be immediately returned unopened to sender.

Any outgoing mail to an unapproved person shall be returned to the juvenile.

Any mail for a juvenile who has left the facility shall be forwarded to their Probation or Parole Officer for forwarding to the juvenile’s residence.

Withholding Mail
When mail is withheld from the juvenile, the reasons shall be documented and a copy placed in the juvenile’s file.

Mail may be opened by staff only in the presence of the juvenile with inspection limited to searching for contraband.

Phone Privileges
Each detainee is assigned a pin number during the intake process for telephone calls. This number must be used in order to access his/her approved telephone number. Approved telephone numbers are limited to parents or legal guardians.

Phone calls are made on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. If you experience a problem with collect call blockages and pre-paying for a phone call this can be rectified by contacting Securus Correctional Billing Service 1-800-844-6591 or securustech.net/phone-services.

  • Rules for Phone Calls:
  • A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.

  • A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.

  • A copy of the visitation/telephone policy shall be given to parents/guardians of juveniles in detention.

  • Incoming calls for juveniles shall not be accepted, with the exception of the juvenile’s attorney.

  • Reasonable and fair access to telephone communications shall be provided to the juveniles in detention with the following limitations:

    • The telephone numbers that a juvenile may call shall be limited to his/her attorney and those family members authorized to receive telephone calls.

    • The number of calls a juvenile may make a day shall be limited by his/her behavior level.

    • The times for making telephone calls shall be according to the center’s “daily schedule”. At no time shall a juvenile be allowed to make a telephone call “on-demand” except to his/her attorney.

    • The length of telephone conversations shall be limited by the juvenile’s behavior level except to his/her attorney.

    • If at any time it is detected that a juvenile has made a three-way or conference call, the juvenile shall immediately lose all further telephone privileges.

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Facility Type

The Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center is within the jurisdiction of the Fort Bend County Juvenile Justice System located at 122 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX. We encourage you to review these questions and answers! If you have a question, let us know and we will answer it for you.

What is a status offense?

A status offense is a violation of the juvenile code which, if that same act were committed by an adult, would not be a violation of the law. There are only five status offenses recognized by Texas law.

They are: (1) truancy, (2) incorrigible child, (3) runaway child, (4) behavior or associations injurious to the welfare of the child and (5) the child is charged with an offense not classified as criminal or applicable only to children.

What happens when a juvenile is taken into custody?

The juvenile will be released to the juvenile’s custodian or another suitable person unless substantial reasons exist for detaining the juvenile. Generally, appropriate reasons for detention in reference to delinquent acts may include, but are not limited to:

1. Alleged acts resulting in serious bodily injury or property damage/loss which constitutes a felony.

2. Acts of misconduct that placed any person or the general public at risk of serious harm.

3. Acts of misconduct involving a weapon or sexual offense.

4. Circumstances that indicate the juvenile is a significant flight risk and in need of protection.

Can a juvenile be held in a jail?

A juvenile may only be detained in a detention facility as specified by the court and may not be detained in any jail or other adult detention facility.

How long can a juvenile be kept in a detention center?

The Juvenile Officer or designee has the authority to authorize the detention of a juvenile for a period of fewer than twenty-four hours. The Court must authorize continued detention for a period of more than twenty-four hours.

Can a juvenile be handcuffed?

Juveniles may be handcuffed as needed to ensure the safety of all parties, including the juvenile. Juveniles under the age of thirteen should not be handcuffed as a matter of general practice unless the juvenile is combative r a threat to themselves.

Can a juvenile be fingerprinted and photographed?

Any juvenile taken into custody for offenses that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult shall be fingerprinted and photographed. This is a statutory requirement and consent by the Juvenile Division is not required. For misdemeanors, a juvenile’s fingerprints and photographs may be obtained only by a juvenile court order from the judge.

Can a juvenile be questioned by the police or other law enforcement?

Yes. However, before an in-custody interview or interrogation may begin, a juvenile must be advised by the Juvenile Officer or a designee trained by the Juvenile Officer of each their rights. The admissibility of any juvenile statement is determined by circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Can a juvenile waive or give up their rights?

Yes. A juvenile may waive the right to have a parent, guardian, or custodian present, but the parent must be present and advised of the juvenile’s right to an attorney and remain silent, and the juvenile must be given the opportunity to consult with the parent, guardian, or custodian as to the waiver of the aforesaid rights.

What rights does a juvenile in custody have?

1. The right to remain silent;

2. The right to an attorney and if the juvenile is unable to afford an attorney, that one will be provided;

3. Any statement made to the Juvenile Officer or Juvenile Division personnel may be used in later Juvenile Division proceedings;

4. That if the juvenile indicates in any manner at any time in the interview, they do not wish to be questioned further, the questioning will stop; Any statement to law enforcement or persons other than the Juvenile Officer or Juvenile Division personnel may be used against the juvenile in the event the juvenile is prosecuted as an adult.

Custody/Security Level

Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center located in Richmond, TX and is classified as low security juvenile detention center within the county of Fort Bend, TX Juvenile Justice System.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County juvenile - low facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Texas

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center at 122 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $5.00, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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