The Central Jail Records (CJR) office operates around the clock to process arrest packets, warrants, judgments, release paperwork, and bonds. CJR also coordinates with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division to transfer inmates from the Montgomery County Jail to a penitentiary or state jail. CJR maintains a close working relationship with other county departments as well as law enforcement agencies in other counties and states.Classification
The Classification Unit of the Montgomery County Jail uses an objective jail classification system to assess an inmate’s custody and program needs. Classification is considered one of the most important management tools available to jail operations. An effective system of inmate classification will reduce escapes, escape attempts, and inmate assaults. Classification uses an approved and validated instrument to identify the level of risk and needs presented by an inmate. This information is then used in the determination of housing and program assignments. The classification instrument utilizes criminal history, current charge, past institutional behavior, and other stability factors. Classification levels are reviewed and reassessed regularly which may result in an inmate’s classification level increasing due to aggravating factors or decreasing due to mitigating factors.Medical Department
The Montgomery County Jail contracts with WellPath for the inmates’ medical and mental health services. The medical staff at the jail consists of: The Health Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, two Nurse Practitioners, two Physicians, ten Registered Nurses, six Licensed Practical Nurses, fifteen Licensed Vocational Nurses, five Emergency Medical Technicians, two Paramedics, an Administrative Assistant, and a Medical Records Clerk. The Montgomery County Jail also has on-site mental health practitioners through WellPath to ensure that continuity of care is maintained. The mental health staff consists of a Psychiatrist, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, two Psychiatric Registered Nurses, and eight Licensed Professional Counselors. There are also two Tri-County liaisons available for discharge planning and diversion programs. In addition to these providers and services, the Montgomery County Jail proudly has partnered with Sam Houston State University to provide a doctoral student, twenty hours a week, to assist in the care for those individuals who suffer from a mental health issue.
The inmates have access to medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information about WellPath can be found here.
Dental services are available through a contracted licensed dentist.
The Montgomery County Jail contracts with Trinity Services Group for the inmates’ food service. The jail is responsible for the feeding of up to 1,253 inmates. Some of these inmates have dietary restrictions for health reasons, so an array of different food is prepared every day; following the nutritional guidelines set forth by a registered Dietician. In the calendar year of 2019, the jail prepared and served 1,208,193 meals.
The Chaplain's Department of the Montgomery County Jail is responsible for serving as a contact person for inmates’ spiritual needs. We exist to provide religious materials of all faiths, services, counseling, intercession, and rehabilitation for inmates.
You may contact the Jail Chaplain by phone at (936)-538-3254.
The Montgomery County Jail contracts with Keefe Group for the inmate commissary. Keefe offers a wide variety of services for the corrections industry. Inmates may order items including snacks, cookies, candy, drinks, personal care products, undergarments, shoes and correspondence materials. These items are ordered via an electronic kiosk in the housing area and are delivered according to the schedule for the housing area. Commissary items are delivered Monday through Friday. Indigent inmates are provided with basic personal needs items and correspondence items. All profits from commissary are used for the benefit of the inmates. Family members and friends are able to deposit funds to an inmate’s account via lobby kiosk, telephone, or Internet. Securepak ordering is also available for family or friends who wish to send commissary items to inmates. Instructions for making commissary deposits and placing Securepak orders can be located at Jail Division Q&A.Laundry
Laundry is delivered in the jail on a daily basis. Uniforms, towels, and washcloths are delivered to each inmate on a bi-weekly basis while mattress covers are exchanged weekly. Blankets are exchanged for all inmates every six weeks. The work is performed by inmate workers under the direct supervision of the laundry officer. Every effort is made to accommodate any special needs.Inmate Grievances
The Montgomery County Jail, in accordance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, has a specific department to investigate and resolve grievances from incarcerated inmates. The grievance department is structured with an administrative resolution program designed to create a safe and secure jail environment for inmates and staff. An inmate may file a grievance if he/she is subjected to any of the following:
A Violation of Civil Rights
A Criminal Act
A Denial of Inmate Privileges
A Prohibited Act by a Staff Member, contract employee, or volunteer
The Montgomery County Jail recognizes the importance of the grievance procedure. It allows for complaints to be heard and problems to be solved for each inmate. This process is conducted by an impartial committee.Law Library
The Law Library is accessed by request between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Each inmate has equal access on a first-come, first-served basis. Inmates are required to do their own legal work. Library sessions extend an average of two hours, with extra time permitted when requested. The jail population necessitates access be rotational by housing area. No legal advice is given to inmates. Computers accessible to Lexis Nexis only are provided for legal research purposes.Mail
Mail is delivered each day, Monday through Friday. Inmates are free to send and receive as many letters as they desire to whomever they desire unless prohibited where a legitimate penological interest exists. Inmates may order envelopes, writing materials, and stamps through commissary. Inmates must have an identification armband issued by classification in order to receive their mail. Inmates without armbands must request to have an armband issued by classification in order to receive their mail (exceptions made for all legal material). All mail received for inmates without armbands is held in the mailroom until the inmate has the required armband. All incoming and outgoing non-privileged mail is subject to search and review before delivery. Privileged mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate and searched for contraband, but not read.
Transport is comprised of ten deputies and handles all transportation of inmates to and from the courthouse, to the hospital, or when needing to go to doctor’s appointments. Transportation deputies take inmates to TDCJ when they have been sentenced as well as travel across Texas and the United States picking up prisoners and transporting them back to Montgomery County for trial.