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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
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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.