The Van Zandt County Detention Center is licensed as a Class III Jail. The facility can hold up to 192 inmates at any given time. The Van Zandt County Detention Center is operated under the Texas Department of Corrections as a secure detention center. The facility houses both pre-trial and sentenced inmates.
The Van Zandt County Detention Center first opened back in 1982. The second floor of the facility is the Law Enforcement Addition, which also had the Sheriff’s Office and alongside the 911 Dispatch Center.
In 2017, the facility saw yet another new addition. This new addition was to the courthouse and the detention center. This addition consists of another 19 detention beds added, a bigger intake section, office space for the sheriff’s office and jail, and a video visitation area.
The Jail Administrator has the job of supervising the operation of the facility. The Jail Administrator has the help of the Jail Programmer, eleven full-time correctional staff, and four Sergeants.
The Van Zandt County Detention Center offers its inmates a wide variety of programs and services. These programs and services include the following:
- GED Prep
- Other Educational Opportunities
- Library Services
- Chemical Abuse Counseling
- Recreational Activities
- Religious Guidance
The Van Zandt County Detention Center houses pre-trial, sentenced, work release, and STS inmates. STS is a program that is court ordered. This is where inmates can venture off in the community to work on a variety of service projects. The facility only houses adult male and adult female inmates.
Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office
|Address:||1220 West Dallas Street, Canton, Texas, 75103|
Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Van Zandt County Detention Center
1220 West Dallas Street (State Highway 64), Canton, TX, 75103
Van Zandt County Detention Center Prison Information
|Jail Name||Van Zandt County Detention Center|
|Jail Type||County Jail|
|Location||1220 West Dallas Street (State Highway 64), Canton, TX, 75103|
|County||Van Zandt County|
|Sunday||7:30 Am to 2:30 PM|
|Monday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 Am to 2:30 PM|