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Polk County TX Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 16, 2021
1733 N Washington Ave, Livingston, TX 77351

Polk County TX 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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Polk County TX 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: 936-327-6822

The Polk County TX Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1733 N Washington Ave Livingston, TX which is operated locally by the Polk County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Polk County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Livingston Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Persons sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in Polk County are processed through the Polk County Jail. Our mission is to ensure a smooth transfer from the Sheriff's Office to the TDCJ (TDCJ State Jail, Boot Camp, SAFPF, ISF, etc.). Sentenced Inmates are transferred upon notification by the TDCJ.

Polk County Jail tracks persons in custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office for parole violations. Tracking the parole violators and working with the Texas Department of Parole helps to ensure smooth and quick hearings or release for violators.


The Polk County Sheriff's Office/Jail Division is responsible for the creation and maintenance of an account for each individual booked into the Polk County Jail.

When an inmate is brought to the jail monies are collected from the inmate, inventoried, signed and placed in a safe.

The next business day monies are deposited into a new commissary account or a previous account is reactivated and the monies are deposited into that account, a receipt is generated and given to the inmate.

When an inmate is discharged from the jail he/she will be issued a debit card for the balance of their commissary account during normal business hours.

If a inmate receives commissary monies after discharging from the jail the monies will be returned to the address it was mailed from.

No cash is accepted from the public, only mailed money orders or cashier's checks are deposited into the inmate's commissary account.

These deposits are credited to the inmate's commissary account and a receipt is generated, which is then sent to the inmate as notification of the deposit being made.

Commissary charges accrued by the inmate are deducted from the inmate's commissary account and a receipt is generated and sent to the inmate.

Money orders or cashier's checks can be mailed to the inmate at Polk County Jail 1733 N. Washington Livingston, Texas 77351 for deposit into their account. Make money orders or cashier's checks payable to the inmate. We will not accept cash through the mail. Do not try to deliver commissary money in person at the jail.

Any questions concerning a deposit should first be addressed by the inmate using the standard procedures of the Polk County Jail. Any other questions should be addressed to the issuer of the financial instrument.

Responses to questions about the balance of any inmate's account will only be addressed to the inmate. No information about the balance will be divulged to any other person. Individuals needing such information for law enforcement or court proceedings will be granted access upon written request or subpoena, whichever is appropriate.

Making and Receiving Inmate Phone Calls

Receiving Calls

Inmates cannot receive calls while incarcerated in the facility.

Placing Collect Calls

Inmates can place collect calls to phone numbers where collect calling is not restricted. This is the most common method of placing calls from the facility. However, there are some situations where collect calls are restricted? e.g.

  • The phone number has reached its credit limit for collect calls.
  • The owner of the phone has requested no collect calls be permitted to their number.
  • The phone number is assigned to a cellular phone or pager.
  • The phone company of the called party has restricted collect calls.


  • Inmate dials phone number
  • System determines if the called number is able to receive collect calls and places or rejects the call
  • Called party must positively accept the call by following the automated instructions

Advanced Pay Calls

Advanced Pay accounts are set up by the called party allowing them to receive calls even if their number is collect call restricted. Advanced Pay accounts also permit the called party to better manage their monthly call budget.


  • The called party may contact Infinity Networks at 1-866-681-2948 to obtain instructions on how to establish an Advanced Pay Account.
  • The inmate dials the number.
  • The system determines if an Advanced Pay account exists and if so, places the call.
  • The called party must still positively accept the call by following the automated instructions.
  • The cost of the call is deducted from the Advanced Pay account balance.

Inmate Locator

Polk County TX 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 Polk County TX 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 936-327-6822.


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

Visitation Information

Polk County Jail - Visitation

Visiting Hours at the Polk County Jail
Men's visitation hours are:
Saturday 7AM to 1PM
Sunday 1PM to 7PM

Woman's visitations hours are:
Saturday 1PM to 7PM
Sunday 7AM to 1PM

Each inmate will be allowed two twenty minute visits per week as noted in the inmate handbook. Both visits may occur on the same day or one on each day. Children 16 years old and younger do not count as a visit and must be accompanied by an adult on the Inmate Visitation List.

Visitation Rules and Regulations

Identification and Personal Property:

  • Visitors must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph
  • Visitors 17 years of age and older are required to have proper ID.
  • Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a visitor 17 years of age or older.
  • Up to 1 adult 17 years of age or older and 2 children under 17 years of age may visit.
  • No purse, bags, weapons, phone, recording devices, camera's, writing instruments, etc.
  • No liquids or foods.
  • No items may be left attended in the lobby area.
  • No food, packages, mail, or photograph may be left for an inmate.

Acceptable Attire

The Polk County Sheriff's office is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the health, safety, and well-being of those housed in our custodial facility. To address this important responsibility we must maintain order and decorum. Consequently, visitors to this facility must present and maintain an appropriate style of dress, behavior, and conduct in keeping with the needs of this institution.

Clothing, demeanor, and / or actions which may be acceptable else where are not necessarily acceptable in this environment. Here, we must consider those who are required to live here first, therefore, the following visitors attire though not inclusive, is posted for your information and guidance.

The following attire is not permitted:

  • No revealing clothing (bust, midriff, or underwear).
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm.
  • No see through attire.
  • No spandex or tights without shorts.
  • No dress/skirt/shorts including slit above mid-thigh
  • No clothing displaying obscene, offensive language or drawing or gang affiliation.

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