Corpus Christi Jail & Prison

Find Corpus Christi Texas jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Nueces County Jail 901 Leopard Street Corpus Christi TX 78401 361-887-2300


Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center 2310 Gollihar Road Corpus Christi TX 78415 361-561-6041

About Jails & Prisons

A Corpus Christi Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Corpus Christi, TX where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Corpus Christi Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Corpus Christi Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Corpus Christi inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Corpus Christi background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Corpus Christi Inmate Searches

All levels of Corpus Christi Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Corpus Christi, TX provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Corpus Christi inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Corpus Christi Jails,, Texas State, and Federal Prisons.

Corpus Christi Jails

Jails are government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the Police Department or Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In Texas, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of, Texas State, and Federal Government.