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Rockwall County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: January 22, 2021
972 TL Townsend Dr, Rockwall, TX 75087

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

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Rockwall County 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: 972-204-7100

The Rockwall County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 972 TL Townsend Dr Rockwall, TX which is operated locally by the Rockwall 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. Rockwall County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Rockwall Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Detention Center is the only holding facility in the county and accepts inmates from 8 different law enforcement agencies in the county. The jail is designed to house 243 male and female inmates and employs 74 staff.
The jail is a tobacco-free facility housing inmates accused or convicted of crimes including homicide, burglary, theft, drug trafficking, and assault. Inmates under staff supervision perform everyday jobs such as cooking, cleaning, and maintenance of the facility. By utilizing inmate labor, the costs associated with operating the facility are greatly reduced. Inmates are also utilized for maintenance in other parts of the county. Inmates involved in these activities have been screened and are considered low risk. Inmates who have exhibited violent behavior or have any sexual crimes are not permitted to be part of the inmate labor pool.
The average stay in jail is approximately 3 months. However, depending on their sentence, inmates can spend a longer period of time in jail. With few exceptions, inmates would spend no more than 1 year at the Rockwall County Detention Center. Several programs are available to inmates. These programs include alcoholic’s anonymous and religious services. Inmates have access to both a social and legal library.
Several programs are available to inmates. These programs include alcoholic’s anonymous, religious services, group and individual counseling, and 24-7 medical coverage. Inmates have access to both a social and legal library.

Inmate Locator

Rockwall County Detention Center 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Rockwall County Detention Center 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 972-204-7100.


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

Visitation Information

Rockwall County Jail - Visitation

A visitor will be allowed to visit once every 7 days. Visits will not exceed 20 minutes in duration, no more than 2-20 min visits will be allowed per visitation day.

Inmates will be limited to two (2) visits per visitation day. No more than 3 visitors will be allowed to visit an inmate at one time. This means one adult and two children for a 20-minute visit, or two adults and one child for a 20-minute visit. At no time will any child be left unattended. Visitation is based on a first-come first-served basis. An inmate is not required to have a visitor list.

All visitors will be fully clothed in a reasonable and modest manner, which will not excite, distract, or upset an inmate. Clothing that is too tight, transparent, or revealing is prohibited. Other clothing that is prohibited includes but is not limited to: Tube Tops, Halter Tops, Strapless Tops, Backless Tops, Spaghetti Straps, Sleeveless Tops, Shirts/Blouses with an open midriff. Everything of the upper torso below the collar bone must be covered. Pants, shorts, and skirts must extend to the upper knee when in a standing position and must be worn at or above the waist. Clothing that is considered obscene, profane, or offensive is prohibited. Visitors will also act and behave in an orderly manner. Anyone who does not act in accordance with this will be dismissed from visitation and depending on the severity of his or her actions may not be allowed to visit again.

Personal Items - All visitors must leave any personal items such as cell phones, purses, packages, books, food, drinks, etc in their vehicles. Any person found bringing unauthorized items into the Detention Center will be permanently deprived visitation in this facility and could be subject to criminal charges. (The shift supervisor will ensure this procedure is followed)
Professional Visitor Exceptions - Attorneys, ministers, social workers, probation officers, investigators, bail bondsman, and parole officers are the only visitors allowed to have visits outside of normal visitation hours as long as it does not interfere with daily operations of the facility, i.e. (feeding, medication, etc.). They will be required to leave identification showing their job title and fill out the visitor's information sheet for each inmate visited.

Visit Denial - Any person can be denied a visit if there is reason to believe that the visit could be a hazard to the security and welfare of the facility. An ex-inmate who has been confined in the Rockwall County Detention Center in the last 30 days will not be permitted to visit.

Weapons & Contraband - All visitors are subject for weapons and contraband check. (With Probable Cause)

Emergency Visits - In cases where an emergency visit is necessary, the shift supervisor will make the Jail Administrator or Lieutenant aware of the situation. It will be decided by the Jail Administrator or Lieutenant as to what type of visit will be allowed either by non-contact or contact.

Special Visits - Any special visit will need the approval of the Jail Administrator or designee.

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