The Titus County Jail is located in Mount Pleasant, Texas, approximately 120 miles east of Dallas and approximately 60 miles west of Texarkana, Texas. The Titus County Jail has 182 beds, and has an average daily population of 130 inmates. The Jail Division has a staff of 32 sworn and civilian personnel. The jail is commanded by the Jail Captain Michael Garcia. The Titus County Jail houses inmates for misdemeanor and felony crimes. Some inmates are awaiting trial while others have been convicted and are serving their sentences. Others have been convicted of felonies and are due to be transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to serve their time. The Titus County Jail is monitored by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and has passed a rigorous state inspection without deficiencies consecutively for the last 13 years. The Sheriff's Office is committed to operating the jail safely, securely, and keeping it sanitary. Our professional jail staff treats all persons with dignity, respect, and honesty.
Captain Michael Garcia
Jail Division Q&A
1. When can I visit?
Visitation hours for males are determined by the last name of the inmate: (two 20 minute visits per week)
A-M: Thursday and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM
N-Z: Tuesday and Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM
Tuesday and Saturday 8 AM to 11 AM
You must have a valid State ID and must not have been incarcerated in the Titus County Jail for at least 30 days prior to visit.
Visitors can only bring identification and car keys during the visit. Please leave everything else in your car.
All visitors are subject to be searched for contraband prior to entering the jail. Anyone caught bringing contra-
band into the institution will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and all visiting privileges will be
revoked. Contraband is defined as any letter, note, drugs, alcohol, cell phones, tobacco products, weapons,
or any other article not authorized by the administration. Jail personnel are not permitted to accept any items
to pass along to inmates.
Dress appropriately and follow the institution's dress code which stipulates:
- Undergarments are required as a condition of any visit.
- Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times.
- Tops must cover the entire trunk of the body
- Shorts are permitted only if they are modestly cut (no upper thigh or buttocks visible)
- No hooded clothing or headgear unless worn for religious reasons
- No clothing that is sheer or see through (mesh) material
- No muscle shirts, halter tops, crop tops, sleeveless or strapless shirt / dresses
- No clothing with excessive pockets, metal, or drawstrings
- No clothing that displays a gang affiliation or is in any way attribute to gang culture
- No clothing that is obscene, racist, or displays sexual content
- No sleepwear
Arrive unimpaired by the use of alcohol or other drugs. A person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol
or other drugs will not be permitted to visit.
Visitors that are 17 years old or older must provide a proper picture I.D. Inmates children, under the age of 17,
may visit, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
2. Proxy Marriages
HB869, Effective on 9/1/13, proxy marriages are no longer legal unless the missing person is in the military on active duty, and is out of the country. We do not allow any marriages in the jail as well.
3. How do I send money to an inmate?
Customers can make deposits and payments using our Lobby Kiosk machine. The Kiosks is physically located in the Titus County Jail Lobby. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the Kiosk. Using our Kiosk is as easy as using an ATM. You can either insert cash, or use the card reader to insert your credit/debit card. Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions, and your deposit is credited to the inmate's account in a matter of minutes.
Kiosk benefits include:
- Accepts cash in all bill denominations
- Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit/debit cards
- Fast, reliable, secure, and convenient way for you to make payments
- Accepts and posts transactions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Available in multiple languages
- Cash Bonds accepted on misdemeanor charges
By Telephone Call 1-715-690-2965 toll-free to make a telephone deposit using your credit/debit card with VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
Online / Web
Visit www.inmatecanteen.com and create an online account to make deposits into an inmate's account.
4. Can I leave a message for an inmate?
We do not give messages unless it is an emergency and we have verified the emergency. You may write the inmate a letter or visit
them on visitation day.
5. How do I send a letter to an inmate?
See Below for an example:
Titus County Jail
304 South Van Buren
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
Only plain cards, plain paper, and plain envelopes are excepted. No other items can be in the envelope or it will be returned. If any contraband is
found, the sender and/or the inmate may face criminal charges.
6. When is his/her court date?
We do not know the court dates. You will need to contact the Attorney's Office to determine court dates.
7. How long until the person will be released after I post a bond for them?
Bonds are processed when we receive them. We cannot give you a specific time the subject will be released. There are many steps to process a bond / release.
8. The inmate went to court and the Judge said they were going to be released; have you released them yet?
When inmates go to court, we may not receive the paperwork until later that evening or sometimes the court has to wait on the Judge to sign the
judgement and the paperwork is not received until the following day. Once we receive the judgement, they will be processed for release if there are no
9. What is PREA?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act, which was signed into law by President Bush on September 4, 2003.
What is the purpose of PREA?
PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction, and prosecution of all sexual assault in all correctional facilities in the country.
To what facilities does PREA apply?
Prisons, jails, police lock-ups, juvenile facilities, immigration detention centers, court holding facilities, and community corrections (home monitoring, probation, parole, half-way houses).
Titus County Jail Policy
The Titus County Jail has zero tolerance relating to the sexual abuse of offenders and recognizes these offenders as crime victims. The prevention of sexual abuse is one of the top priorities of the Titus County Jail. The Titus County Jail will immediately respond to allegations, fully investigate reported incidents, pursue disciplinary actions, and refer for investigation and prosecution those who perpetrate such conduct.
Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act a Third-Party may report sexual abuse or sexual harassment for an inmate. To make a confidential report of inmate sexual abuse or sexual harassment please dial 903-577-7200 and ask for the jail captain, or you can use Submit a Tip on the Sheriff's Office web page to report an incident.
False reporting may result in Criminal Charges.