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Gregg County - South Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 08, 2020
101 E Methvin St, Longview, TX 75601

Gregg Co South Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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Gregg County - South Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 903-236-1755

The Gregg County - South Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 101 E Methvin St in Longview, TX. This county jail is operated locally by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Gregg County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Longview Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Gregg County - South Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Gregg County - South Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Gregg County - South Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 903-236-1755.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Gregg County TX South Jail - Visitation

Upon incarceration, an inmate, at their request, may fill out a visitation card. They have up to 5 people that can be added to their visitation card who are of the IMMEDIATE family to the inmate. The visitation card can take up to 10 days to be approved. The inmate may make changes to their visitation card once every 30 days. IMMEDIATE family members of the inmate include the following:

  • Mother or Father
  • Brother or Sister
  • Child of inmate
  • Spouse - Legally married to the inmate and can provide proof (marriage certificate). Common-law marriage WILL NOT be approved for visitation

The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office houses inmates at the South Jail, North Jail, and Marvin A. Smith Facilities. Upon arrival at the facility, you will need to check in with the officer working in the visitation lobby. You will need to sign in and hand your driver’s license to the visitation officer to conclude your check-in. Before checking in, know that only two children per adult and persons 17 years of age and older will be required to have proper identification and must be listed on the inmate’s visitors card. When finished checking in the officer will tell you what group number you will be in after you have been confirmed for a visit. Each visit will last 20 minutes for each group and there will be no extensions unless preapproved by a Lieutenant, Captain, Chief, or the Sheriff prior to the visit.

Visitation times are posted in the public visitation areas of all facilities. No one will be allowed to visit, that arrives more than 2 hours after Visitation begins. All inmates must designate proposed visitors at the time of suit-out and may be changed by use of the Request/Grievance form at 30-day intervals.

Additional visitation may be available on a case-by-case basis through the use of the Request/Grievance form or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office.

South Jail Visitation Hours:

5th floor of the courthouse
101 East Methvin
Longview, Texas 75601
Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

North Jail Visitation Hours:

101 West Whaley
Longview, Texas 75601
Mondays 7:00pm - 10:00pm Female Inmates
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm Male Inmates (A-M)
Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm Male Inmates (N-Z)
Saturdays 8:00am - 10:00am Female Inmates
Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm Male Inmates (A-M)
Saturdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm Male Inmates (N-Z)

Marvin A. Smith Facility Visitation Hours

5424 FM RD 1252 West
Gladewater, Texas 75647:
Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm All Inmates
Saturdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm All Inmates

Jail Visitation Rules

  • A parent or a legal guardian must accompany minors under the age of 17. Only two children per adult may visit.
  • Visitors shall not give any items directly to inmates.
  • Any disruption in the visitation process could result in visit termination and/or visit restriction.
  • Persons who have been in jail will not be allowed to visit until the duration of six months has passed.

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.

Prohibited Items - The following items are not allowed in the visitation room during your visit. These items include 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.

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