Richardson City Jail

City Jail

Last Updated: August 02, 2021
140 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

Richardson Jail is for City Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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The Richardson Jail serves as a low/medium-security city detention center located at 140 N Greenville Ave in Richardson, TX. Operated locally by the police and sheriff's departments, it houses inmates and detainees awaiting trial or sentencing. Most sentenced inmates have terms of less than two years. The facility also accepts inmates from surrounding towns and occasionally from the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others may be supervised by probation agencies or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who remain in custody await their court appearances at the facility, receiving accommodations such as bedding and meals.

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What type of facility is the Richardson City Jail? The Richardson City Jail is a holding facility. This means that prisoners are generally confined for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.

Where is the county jail?
The Dallas County Jail is located at 111 Commerce St in Dallas.
The Collin County Jail is located at 4300 Community Blvd in McKinney.

How can I find out if someone is in the Richardson City Jail?
In person: Contact jail staff in the jail lobby, 140 N Greenville Avenue
Telephone: 972-744-4820

What does it mean when a person is “booked” into jail?
This is an administrative process documenting a prisoner’s entrance into the jail. The process includes collecting information such as the person’s name, address, the reason for the arrest, criminal charge (s), and inventorying personal property. A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.

What occurs during an arraignment?
An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount.

When are prisoners arraigned?
Arraignments are generally held twice daily, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules. There will only be one arraignment on weekends and holidays.

What is “jail credit”?
The City of Richardson assigns a monetary value for time spent in jail for a City of Richardson Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. A municipal judge determines jail credit as regulated by state law.

Is jail credit applied to all arrests?
No, jail credit only applies to City of Richardson Class C misdemeanors.

May a prisoner make free phone calls?
Prisoners are allowed to place limited free telephone calls once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from inside a cell block.

Where are impounded vehicles stored?
Signature Towing
1204 Municipal Avenue
Plano, TX 75074

How can a prisoner get out of jail when arrested for a felony or misdemeanor (other than a Class C misdemeanor)?
Pay the bond at the Dallas County Sheriffs Office located at 111 Commerce in Dallas
Pay the bond at the Collin County Sheriffs Office located at 4300 Community Blvd in McKinney.

Will city employees recommend a bail bond company or an attorney?
No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book, on the Internet, or by using directory assistance.

Arraignments are generally held twice daily, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules. There will only be one arraignment on weekends and holidays.

Inmate Locator

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Richardson Jail are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 972-744-4800, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Richardson. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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