There are two main jails in El Paso, Texas: Downtown Detention Facility (EPCDF), which is featured on this page, and El Paso Jail: Jail Annex (EPCJA).
If you need help locating an inmate, do not hesitate to contact us at 800-727-2818.
Downtown Detention Facility (EPCDF)
The Downtown Detention Facility has been open and operational since 1983. It is located across the street from federal courts, state district and county courts, Justice of the Peace court, and city municipal courts. The facility has over 310,440 square feet and a housing capacity of 1000 inmates. This facility has nine housing floors, three of which are designated for female housing. This facility also houses a Jail Magistrate Court, the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section, Jail Ministry Section, Bond Inmate and Trust Section, and liaison offices for the U.S. Border Patrol and Adult Probation.
The El Paso County Detention Facility , a maximum security facility which has an operational design concept to receive unclassified persons, hold pretrial and convicted persons, and allow for processing, classifying and releasing persons at all times.
Programs and Services
There are a variety of services and programs available to our inmate population to include but not limited to twenty-four hour medical services, adult educational programs such as GED and ESL, Religious Programs, Work Programs, AA, NA, Law Library, Leisure Library, prepaid telephone and Commissary services.
The visitation schedule for the El Paso County Detention Facility is:
From 8am to 11am – odd Floors
From 6pm to 9pm – even Floors
From 8am to 11am – even Floors
From 6pm to 9pm – odd Floors
Visitors must be 17 year of age or older.
Children 16 years of age or younger may visit on the 1st Saturday/Sunday of the month (morning visitation only) and designated holidays. An adult must accompany them:
Holiday Visitation (Morning and Evening Sessions)
Important Phone Numbers
Inmate Information – 546-2212
Administration – 546-2228
Releasing – 546-2235
Bail Bonds – 800-727-2818