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Corrections Division

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Kevin WalkerCorrections Division Commander – Captain Kevin Walker

Booking & Release Process


When individuals arrive at the Galveston County Jail their paperwork is checked for completeness. If the paperwork is complete/free of errors that individual is placed at the back of the current booking queue. When missing paperwork or errors are found then we advise the arresting officer to correct the problem.

Once the paperwork is to standard that individual is placed at the back queue to be booked. The booking process is many questions long, involves mugshots, and fingerprints most of the time. If for some reason the individual is not compliant with the process they are moved to the back of the booking queue. This is done to keep the process expedient and moving.


Now that the person's booking process is completes they are able to complete two free 2-minute phone calls to facilitate their release,notify loved ones of their current situations, and or contact their attorney. Most indivuals will have a bond and or fine that needs to paid in order to facilitate their release.

If a bond is needed you have two options:

  1. Pay the whole bond/fine amount yourself.
  2. Contact a bondsman to see their options and rates. (By law we are unable to suggest a bondsman).

Please realize that an individual does not enter into the release queue until all necessary payment and/or paperwork has been completed and received. The release process is very paperwork intensive and requires officers to recheck all paperwork prior to release. This is done to confirm all the proper paperwork has been gathered and the identity of the individual has been verified prior to release.

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Inmate Visitation

Visitation Schedule for PODS B, D, E, I, K
Visitation Schedule for PODS C, F, G, H, M
Visitation Rules
Visitation Dress Code