The Potter County Detention Center is a 125,000 sq ft facility that consists of 576 beds in the General Population portion, a 27-bed Infirmary and two Violent Cells. Completed in November 1995, the Center houses inmates awaiting trial, inmates sentenced to County Corrections and those sentenced and waiting for entrance into State and Federal Institutions.
APRIL 5th 2021 we will start visitation!
As it has been said in the past Governor Abbott signed an Executive Order GA-25 on May 22-2020 restricting visitations in county jails. That has now been receded WITH STIPULATIONS!! We had to devise a plan, get that approved from our Local Health Department and send that plan to Texas Commission on Jail Standards. That being said we have been approved for visitation, HOWEVER PLEASE READ THE REST OF THIS DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!!!!!
Due to COVID-19 we will have some alterations to our original plan and procedures. Even though the Governor has said we can do without mask, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COME INTO AND OUT OF THE JAIL FOR VISITATION, ALONG WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING. This is to protect the Potter County Citizens as well as your loved ones and our Potter County Staff.
All general population inmate will receive 2 visits weekly. Double or back to back visits will NOT be allowed at this time. We will only have 14 male visitation seats and 5 female seats, this will no doubt be tasking as we know many family members and friends will be coming to visit. The original rules of visitation will be used. See temporary schedule listed below:
Temporary Jail visitation will begin on April 5, 2021 with the following schedule and times listed below.
0830AM to 1130AM
1830PM to 2130PM
If the person you are seeing has been booked in the last 3 weeks PLEASE CALL because they will have a specific time for visitation! The number to call is 335-4100
Monday - Inmates with last name beginning with A THRU D
Tuesday - Inmates with last name beginning with E THRU J
Wednesday - Inmates with last name beginning with K THRU N
Thursday - Inmates with last name beginning with O THRU R
Friday - Inmates with last name beginning with S THRU Z
The Potter County Detention Center introduced Inmate Programs on February 3, 2017. Inmate Programs allow inmates the opportunity to begin the process of change, as well as, use their time wisely. A variety of classes are offered including, but not limited to:
Life Skills: an ongoing group designed to teach general life skills to help with everyday life. Topics focus on positive, healthy coping skills.
Illness, Management and Recovery (IMR): intensive small group designed to target individuals with mental health concerns.
Houses of Healing: intensive small group designed to target individuals interested in emotional healing.
Seeking Safety: intensive small group designed to target females with trauma and substance abuse issues.
Sharing Hope: a program to assist women who are incarcerated in recovery and overcoming their destructive behavior by sharing God's love and hope through the teaching of His Word and through the equipping of life skills. This organization is statewide in 49 states and has been very successful in its work with inmates across our state. The Potter County Sheriff's Office holds a Chili Fundraiser each year in support of the wonderful work Sharing Hope does for the women incarcerated here in our facility.
As of January 2020, we have had 174 inmates graduate from the small intensive groups and many more attend general life skills classes on a regular basis.
We also offer GED classes, since February 15, 2017. We have had several take advantage of the opportunity. Since we have had 2 graduate with several on the verge of graduation. The great thing is that the program we use if they get out of jail they can go to any computer and continue that education.
Employees assigned to work at the Potter County Detention Center are licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) as having completed the minimum educational requirements and training as mandated by the Commission to perform duties required by their positions. Officers have to continue their education and training throughout their careers to maintain licensing. This helps to provide their respective agencies with the best possible service. The Potter County Sheriff has made educating officers one of his top priorities to enhance the safety and security of both the officers working and the inmates housed at the Detention Center.
For more information, contact:
Lt. Darrel Harp
13103 NE 29th
Amarillo, Texas 79111
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As with any county jail, we are responsible for all inmate health concerns, 24/7. The Potter County Detention Center has its own medical area. There are 23 beds in the unit, one trauma room, one exam room, a pharmacy and a dental room. We contract with a local doctor and a local dentist that come in once a week to see patients. Most of the other issues that arise are taken care of by our staff of a Supervisor RN and ten EMTs, Paramedics and LVN’s. The Detention Center is staffed by nine full-time medical officers caring for the various physical needs of inmates. Medical staff is responsible for the care and treatment of minor medical needs. A physician is available to inmates with more serious concerns.
The transportation section is part of the Corrections Division and consists of one TDC Coordinator and six transportation officers. Transportation officers are trained in specific shooting and handcuffing techniques as well as defensive tactics and driving skills. These special skills help in the daily execution of their duties. The transportation section is responsible for transporting inmates to and from various courts, other county jails, hospitals, doctors' offices and other agencies throughout the State of Texas. They are also responsible for transporting inmates to various TDC facilities and picking up inmates on bench warrants within the state. The transportation section also delivers daily paperwork to local agencies and officials within Potter County. Transportation officers are tested annually to maintain their positions within the transportation section. This test entails weapons proficiency, negotiation of an obstacle course and a quarter-mile run. Officers desiring a transfer to the transportation section must pass the same qualification tests as well as an oral review board.
For more information, contact:
Lt. Jeremy Frazier
13100 NE 29th
Amarillo, Texas 79111
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INMATE RULES & REGS
Inmates can receive money through Access Corrections Secure Deposits. Here's what you need to know to successfully send money:
1) Go to AccessCorrections.com and create an account where money can be deposited for the inmate online.
2) If you have any questions, contact (866) 345-1884. Someone is available 24/7.
3) In the Detention Center Visitation Lobby, you'll find a kiosk that accepts cash, debit and credit cards.
4) In the Detention Center Visitation Lobby or the LEC, we also accept Money Orders that include the inmate's SO#.
5) The kiosk will NOT take a prepaid credit or debit card.
6) The kiosk will only accept US denominations of $5 or above and will NOT give change back.
7) The visitation officer does NOT make change or keep change in their office.
The Potter County Sheriff's Office now uses GUARDIAN RFID® as a solution for the monitoring of our jail system and inmates. GUARDIAN RFID® helps jails of all sizes maximize defensibility, compliance, and operational efficiency by managing, monitoring, and tracking in-custody inmates in real-time. GUARDIAN RFID® is deployed by jails of all sizes throughout the United States and is exclusively endorsed by the National Sheriff's Association.