Alternative Incarcerations

The Nueces County Sheriff's Office Alternative Incarcerations and Jail Industries Programs were created and initially implemented in the mid 1980's to help relieve severe jail overcrowding conditions in the Nueces County Jail. It was the prototype for many statewide programs. The Alternative Incarcerations/Jail Industries Program currently serves approximately 168 Coastal Bend non-profit agencies by providing labor and other needed services. This option is offered to low-risk inmates as a way of reducing jail time and giving back to the community. Court-ordered community service participants are also used in providing services to these non-profit agencies. These agencies include the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, the Women's shelter, and numerous youth sports leagues.

One of the projects that this program has been heavily involved in is the restoration effort of the old Nueces county Courthouse. Since mid-August of 2004, officers have been taking a crew composed of approximately 10 Jail Industries inmates, four times a week to contribute to this project. The inmates have painstakingly been cleaning bricks, scraping off old mortar for reuse in the restoration project.

This is just one example of the many projects that this program benefits. We look forward to keeping the community abreast of the multitude of ways that the Alternative Incarcerations/Jail Industries Program provides a valued service to Nueces County while at the same time reducing the costs to the taxpayers of Nueces County.

Visitation Rules

Note: Visitation Is A Privilege, Not A Right
Jail staff reserves the right to refuse visitation to anyone

Rules for Visitors
  • Obey all directives from the Jail Staff
  • No one under 17 years of age allowed in the building, unless with an adult.
  • You must have proper valid picture identification (any government-type ID).
  • You must be on the visitation list.
  • You can not have been incarcerated in our jail within the last 6 months.
  • You must be properly dressed...
    • No shorts
    • No hats
    • No sunglasses
    • No sleeveless shirts or dresses
    • No spandex pants, spandex shorts or other form-fitting clothes
    • Skirts must be below the knees
    • No low cut, backless or transparent shirts
    • No hand-carried items
    • No gum chewing
  • Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • No cigarettes or lighters allowed in the building.
  • Children left outside must be supervised by an adult.
  • No drinks or food allowed in the building.
  • Only one child with one adult visitor allowed per visit. Adult visitor accompanying child must be on the visitation list.

Note: Once you walk out of the facility, your visit is considered terminated for that visitation session

Visitation Hours

Visitation Days & Times for Main Jail & Annex


 Prisoners  Time
 Max  9:30 am - 10:30 am
 A - L  11:00 am -12:00 pm
 M - Z  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


 Prisoners   Time
  Max   9:30 am - 10:30 am
  M - Z  11:00 am -12:30 pm
  A - L   1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 Units 4D, 5D, 5E, 5G, 5H and 5J   3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mailing Address

All correspondence to inmates such as letters, cards, etc., must be sent to the following address:

(Inmate's Full Name and NUECES-SID#)
P. O. Box 1529
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403-1529

Note: If inmate has not told you his/her NUECES SID number yet, then please put his/her Date-of-Birth instead. (Do NOT call Jail Info asking for NUECES-SID numbers)



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