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As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Cameron County TX 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 956-544-0865.
All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 956-544-0865 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.
Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day
All adult visitors (18 years old and older) are required to present a valid photo identification. (e.g., Texas Drivers License, Texas D.P.S. I.D., Passport, Military I.D., U.S. Immigration Visa/ Border Crossing Card or Matricula Consular)
The following items are NOT allowed inside the visitation lobby area or the visitation area (s).
Visitors are not allowed to bring any items when visiting an inmate except for car keys and/or ID cards
If any child is excessively noisy or unruly, the visit will be cancelled or terminated early for that family member for that day.
The Sheriff’s Office and/or his designee reserves the right to deny any visit when there is reason to believe that the visit is not in the best interest of the safety and security of the facility. Visitation times and days are determined by the Jail Administrator and posted. They are subject to change at his discretion.
All visits are supervised by Cameron County Jail Correctional Staff. Once the inmate is booked, he or she will be provided a visitor authorization card. They may include five (5) adults of choice not counting the minister or attorney. The inmates are allowed to make changes on their visitation card at the end of every month so long as you limit the changes to five (5) adults. Once changes have been made, they cannot be altered or substituted until the following month. Only the Jail Administrator or the Captain may authorize an emergency visit. An emergency visit will only be permitted when grave circumstances are concerned and also the availability of correctional staff.
Inmates shall be fully clothed during visitation and when in view of visitors.
All visitors must present a photo ID. Either a Texas DPS ID Card or a Drivers License is accepted. Other forms of Identification would be a military card, State Bar Card, or Passport.
Visitors will act and behave in an orderly manner. A visit may be denied to any person if the person fails to comply with the visitation rules posted. Visitors who fail to obey the rules run the risk of being removed from the visitation list.
Any person who has been incarcerated and released, whether from County Jail or TDC, within the last six (6) months prior to visiting will be strictly prohibited from visiting any inmate.
All visitors must dress in an appropriate manner. All apparel must be knee length or longer. No halter tops, sleeveless tops or dresses, or bare midriff tops will be permitted. Purses, handbags, or packages of any sort are not allowed in the facility.
A visit may be denied to any person when there is reason to believe the visit may not be in the best interest of the security and welfare of the Jail or correctional staff.