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Corrections Division

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office Corrections Bureau Chief and commanders are responsible for maintaining a jail system that houses a daily population of approximately 650 inmates. The County-owned and operated facility in Georgetown handles all the intakes and releases of approximately 14,000 people a year that are arrested within Williamson County. A new Direct Supervision facility was opened in late 2003. Initially, with this expansion, the County Jail has bed space for 768 inmates with a plan in place for a future expansion that will make the completed capacity of the Williamson County Jail 1,544 beds.

The current Jail staff of 284 officers and civilian personnel provides 24-hour a day security for the jail and performs many other tasks. These tasks include the transportation of inmates to and from court, the pick-up of inmates from other counties and states, supervision of inmate recreation, visitation and other activities along with the record keeping and administration of the Corrections Bureau fourteen-million dollar annual budget. Williamson County also provides food service and medical, mental and dental care to all incarcerated individuals. Education and religious services are also available to all inmates. In addition, the security of the Williamson County Justice Center Courthouse Annex is administered by bailiffs attached to the Corrections Bureau.

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For more information on the Williamson County Jail, please see the Sheriff's Frequently Asked Questions.

 
Questions about Jail

Who do I call to ask about someone who has been arrested?

Call Jail Information at (512) 943-1365 for all information about people in jail.

How does visitation work?

CLICK HERE to learn more about inmate visitation.

Where can I go to ask about someone who has been arrested?

You can go to the jail reception entrance located at 306 W. 4th Street at the North end of the Sheriff's Office.

How do I send an inmate money?

CLICK HERE to find out how to deposit money into an inmate's trustee account.

Where is the Williamson County Jail?



Williamson County Jail
306 W. 4th Street
Georgetown, TX
78626
(512) 943-1365
Driving Directions

Who do I contact if my vehicle has been impounded?

Contact Communications at (512) 864-8282 and select option 1 and option1 again to find out who and where your vehicle was towed.  If towed to the Sheriff's Office impound yard, they accept checks, money orders or credit cards.

Where can I find an approved Bondsman?

Williamson County's Bail Bond Board provides an updated list of licensed Bondsmen each month, CLICK HERE for the most updated list.

What is the 287(g) program?

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT 287(G) PROGRAM
287(G) STEERING COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the steering committee is to

  1. Demonstrate program oversight and direction,
  2. Identify issues and concerns regarding immigration enforcement activities,
  3. Offer community stakeholders opportunities to communicate community-level perspectives.

287(G) STEERING COMMITTEE VISION STATEMENT

The vision of the steering committee is to create safer communities and improve national security by enhancing ICE’s ability to identify and remove criminal aliens by gaining an independent, community-level perspective on 287(g) operations.

WHAT IS THE 287(G) PROGRAM

The 287(g) program allows a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement.

The state or local agency receives delegated authority for trained officers to perform certain functions of immigration enforcement within the jail or detention center.

  • The 287(g) Program can only operate within the confines of the Detention Center.
  • Only offenders that have been arrested and brought to the jail are screened to check their immigration status.
  • Only an Immigration Judge or a Senior ICE Official can order the removal of a criminal offender.

The 287(g) Program can only operate within the confines of the Detention Center.

Only offenders that have been arrested and brought to the jail are screened to check their immigration status.

Only an Immigration Judge or a Senior ICE Official can order the removal of a criminal offender.

  • No immigration enforcement functions are conducted on the streets, in the community or places of employment. We do not ask questions in regard to a person’s lawful immigration status in the course of performing law enforcement functions.
  • The Sheriff has no influence on the priorities of the Program

WHO IS QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS?

  • 100% of all offenders / defendants brought to the Detention Center are screened, there is absolutely no profiling or selective screening based on race, ethnicity, or country of origin.
  • There has not been a single complaint regarding racial profiling, discrimination or officer misconduct related to the operation of the 287(g) Program.

COMPREHENSIVE OVERSIGHT / SUPERVISION

  • The program has a full time ICE Program Manager
  • ICE Supervisors must review and authorize all detainers.
  • All paperwork is reviewed by ICE attorneys for legal sufficiency.
  • Offenders / Defendants are served with their immigration paperwork and proceed through a legal process until final adjudication of their case.
  • The Office of Professional Responsibility conducts routine inspections of the 287(g) program.

COST OF THE 287(G) PROGRAM TO THE COUNTY

The following resources are provided by ICE at no cost to Williamson County.

  • Training
  • Equipment
  • Oversight

* No detention center officers are dedicated to the program on a full time basis.

* There are no direct operational costs to the agency.

PROSECUTORIAL DICRETION

  • Is granted to criminal offenders that are in the United States illegally, but are released due to compelling humanitarian reasons on a case by case basis to include: DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Serious medical conditions
  • Sole family providers
  • Nursing mothers

DETAINER TOTALS FROM OCTOBER 01, 2018, TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

WCSO DIO’s have issued 402 detainers.

DETAINERS LODGED SINCE OCTOBER 01, 2018

We have had 10,937 inmates booked into the facility since October 1st 2018 to present.

We average 35 to 40 inmates daily who have a hold for ICE. Which is approximately 7% of our daily population.

Of the 10,937 inmates interviewed by DIO’s, 352 of those who were not U.S. Citizens but were legally in the U.S.

COUNTRIES OF ALIENS PROCESSED AND SERVED FROM OCTOBER 01, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

  • Mexico 59%
  • Guatemala 15%
  • Honduras 10%
  • El Salvador 9%
  • Cuba 3%
  • Russia 1%
  • China 1%
  • England 1%
  • Other 1%

BENEFITS OF THE 287(G) PROGRAM TO YOUR COMMUNITY

  • Criminal offenders that are sentenced for serious crimes are not released back into the community to include: Sexual Offenders / Predators
  • Domestic Violence Offenders
  • Validated Criminal Gang Members
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Drug Traffickers

CLOSING

  • The 287 (g) Program exists to protect our local communities by providing Law Enforcement and Corrections an effective tool to enhance the safety of the public.
  • As Williamson County statistics demonstrate, the partnership has been effective in the removal of felons, gang members, and violent criminals off of our streets in Williamson County.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • If you would like a copy of the power point it can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website. https://www.wilco.org
  • If you would like additional information about the 287 (g) Program stats and or inspections, you must contact ICE.
 

Currency of any type or amount, money orders, payroll checks, personal checks, or blank checks WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Mail containing ANY items that inmates can purchase on commissary will not be delivered. (Ex. Stationery items such as letterheads, stamps, envelopes, blank paper, pens, pencils, blank cards, postcards.) (Ex. Personal hygiene items such as tooth care products, razors, soap and hair care products, etc.) (Ex. Food items will not be accepted in any form.)
 

CHANGE IN INMATE POSTAL MAIL DELIVERY:

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has contracted with Smart Communications to provide MailGuard electronic mail services for the Williamson County Jail.  The changes are being made to streamline the operations of the Sheriff's Office, improve communications, and ensure the safety and well-being of inmates and staff.

Mailguard is a quick and efficient way for inmates to receive letters and photos electronically.  Effective May 10, 2019, inmate postal mail must be sent to the following address:

WCSO-SCH
INMATE NAME-BOOKING NUMBER (ID NUMBER)
PO BOX 1848
Pinellas Park, FL  33780

The inmates' name and booking/ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or post card to ensure the mail is posted to the current account.

All regular inmate postal mail (postcards, letters, greeting cards, etc) will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view their postal mail via the kiosks.

Upon release, inamtes can login into the public website at https://www.smartjailmail.com/ and enter their inmate number and password to download their photos, messages and postal mail for FREE!

Legal mail, court documents, books, and publications will continue to be sent to the facility directly at the address below:
 

Williamson County Jail
Inmate's Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth (DOB)
P.O. Box 2119
Georgetown, TX 78627

  • Reading material has to come from retailers
  • No hard cover books
  • No provocative, true crime or suggestive books
  • No envelopes or stamps
  • Packages containing prohibited material will be put into inmate property.

Ways to add money:

  • Online Payments ( www.accesscorrections.com )
  • Kiosk (located in Williamson County Jail lobby)
  • By Mail (Money order or Cashier's check)
    Address as follows:

    Inmate Trust Fund
    Inmate's Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth (DOB)
    P.O. Box 1939
    Georgetown, TX 78627
  • How it Works

    Each inmate may have visitation from family during approved visitation times, provided there is no court order prohibiting the visitation.  Attorney's visiting inmates may visit at any time (24/7), but will need to provide their bar card for admittance.  As soon as possible, inmates will be asked to complete an inmate visitation form to receive visits from persons who are not family.  They may identify up to 5 friends as visitors.  You will need to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled visitation to check in.  You will need a current, valid, state issued ID to sign in.  Bring only your ID and keys, as they are the only items allowed into the jail.  Visits last 20 minutes.

    Coming soon, we will offer optional video visitation as an included form of visitation.  Kiosks with the visitation cameras will be available in the facility or you may use your smart phoe or tablet device from the comfort of your home, or some other location, to visit your friend or family member incarcerated in our facility.  There will be an additional cost associated with this service.

    Requirements for Visitation   

    • Visitors over the age of 18 must provide a current, valid state issued ID 
    • Attorney (must present bar card) or clergy may visit 24/7
    • Visitation schedule is subject to change

    Guidelines for Visitation

    • Persons under the age of 14 must be accompanied by parent/guardian
    • Persons 15 -16 years old  must be accompanied by an adult
    • Visitors may bring in keys and ID ONLY
    • 2 visits per week, 1 per day, lasting 20 minutes

    Williamson County Dress Code for Inmate Visitation

    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to refuse visitation to any person they deem dressed inappropriately for the visitation of inmates.  The guidelines posted here and in the reception area of the jail will be used in determining if a person's dress is acceptable but will not be limited to the following:

    • No sleeveless shirts or blouses
    • No see through material
    • All undergarments must be covered
    • Shorts and skirts should reach at least mid-thigh
    • No clothing depicting/promoting gang affiliation or obscenties

    Special Visits

    • Special visits may be facilitated for persons traveling in excess of two (2) hours of the jail facility
    • Contact visits are NEVER allowed
    • Requests for Special Visits should be submitted by i nmate 7 days prior to requested date.

    Deposit Funds

    It's easy to add money to an existing account. There are four payment options for customers to use to make a deposit.

    1. By Phone - Call 877-618-3516 toll free and speak to a friendly Customer Service Representative.
    2. By Automated Payment System - Call our Customer Service number and choose Option 2.
    3. By Web - Go online to our Customer Portal at https://www.csgpay.com
    4. By Kiosk
    5. - Visit a conveniently-located in the lobby of participating Facilities.

    To make a payment with any of the options above, you must first have a customer profile set up which can be created online or with a Customer Service Representative. You may use a cred card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). At the kiosk, you have the added option of paying with cash.

    To set up a new account or to learn more about these payment options, please contact Customer Service or visit https://www.csgpay.com

    Need assistance with adding funds to an account? Have any questions? Give us a call. Our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.

    Customer Care:
    877-618-3516
    https://www.csgpay.com

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday: 8am-10pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Address to send Money Orders: PO Box 796, Ruston, LA 71273