Nueces County Jail & Prison

Find Nueces County 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.


Coastal Bend Detention Center 4909 Farm to Market Road 2826 Robstown TX 78380 361-767-3400


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 Nueces County Jails & Prisons

A Nueces County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Nueces County, TX where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Nueces County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Nueces County 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 Nueces County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Nueces County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Nueces County Inmate Searches

All levels of Nueces County Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Nueces County, 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. Nueces County inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Nueces County Jails, Nueces County, Texas State, and Federal Prisons.

Nueces County Jails

Jails are Nueces County 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 Nueces County Police Department or Nueces County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County 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 Nueces County, Texas State, and Federal Government.