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Washington County TX Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 13, 2021
Address
1206 Old Independence Rd, Brenham, TX 77833
Beds
177
County
Washington
Phone
979-277-6251
Email
investigation@washingtoncosheriff.org

Washington Co 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.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Washington 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: 979-277-6251

The Washington County TX Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1206 Old Independence Rd in Brenham, TX. This county jail is operated locally by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Washington County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Brenham 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?

Washington County TX 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

Washington 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 Washington 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 979-277-6251.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Washington County TX Jail - Visitation

Days/Hours of Visitation

Male Inmates
​Female Inmates

Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Only Texas issued ID cards are accepted.
  • School ID or Out-of-State ID cards are not accepted.
  • Jail visits are 20 minutes in length.

Rules of Conduct and Clothing

  • Only one visit per inmate per day is allowed.
  • Only one adult visitor per visit is allowed.
  • One or two minor children may accompany the adult and must behave in a quiet and orderly manner or they will be
  • Cell phones and cameras are not allowed.
  • Visitors must be dressed appropriately. Shirts must show no cleavage, sleeves must cover the shoulders entirely. Skirts must not be more than 2 inches above the knees. Short shorts are prohibited.
  • There are no exceptions to these rules. Any breaking of rules will result in immediate termination of visit.

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