Info about Dallas County Jail (Lew Sterrett)

1. Click on this form for Dallas County Jail to see if your loved one is in the jail.

2. Sheriff’s department main number is 214 761-9025.

  • You will get these menu options:

    •  Information on Texas Victim Information and Notification Everyday System (9)
    • Information on whether a Person is in Jail or the Status of an Offender (2)
    • New Offender Processing (3)
    • Bonds and Warrants (4)
    • Jail Locations (5)
    • Offender Procedures & Privileges (6)
    • Court Dates (7)
    • Cash Bond Refunds (8)
    • Remain on the line for operator assistance
If you keep trying, you should be able to speak to a real person. If you can’t, try the Deputy Sheriff’s office or the Jail Commander’s office. Explain that you couldn’t get  the info you needed & say please. ALWAYS be polite no matter how worried or upset you are!
  • Executive Chief Jesse Flores (second in command to the Sheriff): (214)-653-2901
  • Jail Commander: (214) 653-2601
  • For Medical Records: Tina Hill (214) 875-2517 (Ms.Hill confirmed on June 15, 2012, that she’s the official to be contacted for release of inmate medical records.)
  • Dallas County Director of Criminal Justice Ron Stretcher OFFICE: 469-385-1720 (In June 2012, Mr. Stretcher confirmed that he is the one to contact with any concerns regarding conditions in DCJ after you have tried to talk with the unit officers. You may only get his voice mail).
  • Laura Hines One of two deputies to the Sheriff Technical Services Bureau Dallas County Sheriff’s Department OFFICE: 214-234-1498 OFFICE: 214-653-2603 Email Id: (She is responsible for inmates getting their meds regularly & on time, and she handles problems related to that.)
  • Sheriff Lupe Valdez Dallas County Frank Crowly Courts Bldg. 133 N. Industrial Blvd. LB31, 1st Fl. Dallas TX 75207-4313 office: 214 653-03450 FAX: 214-653-3420 E-MAIL: (address e-mail for Sheriff to executive assistant, Cozuella Hill)
  • District Attorney Craig Watkins Frank Crowley Courts Building 133 N Industrial Blvd, LB 19 Dallas, Texas 75207-4399 OFFICE: 214-653-3600 FAX: 214-653-5774
  • Ms. Maurine Dickey Dallas County Commissioner District 1 2311 Joe Field Rd. Dallas, TX 75229 OFFICE: 972-247-1735 FAX: 972-406-0615 E-MAIL:
  • Mr. Mike Cantrell Dallas County Commissioner District 2 411 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202 OFFICE: 214-653-7361, 972.240.1740 FAX: 972.240.1749 E-MAIL:
  • Mr. John Wiley Price Dallas County Commissioner District 3 AND Chairman of the Commissioners’ Jail Population Committee 1506 E. Langdon Rd. Dallas, TX 75216 OFFICE: 214-653-6671 FAX: 214-653-7057 E-MAIL:
  • Mr. Kenneth A. Mayfield Dallas County Commissioner District 4 411 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202 OFFICE: 214-653-6670, 214-339-8381 HOME: 972-291-4413 FAX: 214-653-7057 E-MAIL:
  • The Honorable Jim Foster Presiding Officer Dallas County Commissioners Court 411 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202 OFFICE: 214-653-7361 FAX: 214-653-7057 E-MAIL:
  • Shay W. Cathey Executive Assistant to Dallas County Judge Jim Foster Dallas County Commissioners Court 411 Elm St., 2nd Floor Dallas, Texas 75202 214.653.7949 214.653.6586/fax Email:


  • State Hospital Liaison (for mentally ill) to the Jail:Rebecca Hallmark
  • Dallas Area NorthSTAR Authority: 877-653-6363, extension 108
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Liaison for the Jail:

Ms. Sharon Phillips, R.N., MBA  214-590-0104 FAX: 214-590-0173 E-MAIL:


North Dallas Shared Ministries:

Urban League of Dallas Project Victory:

Metro Crest Social Services:


  • Ms. Janie Metzinger Public Policy Director Mental Health Assn. of Greater Dallas 624 N. Good-Latimer, Ste. 200 Dallas, TX 75204 OFFICE: 214-871-2420 ext. 114 FAX: 214-954-0611 E-MAIL:


  • David Finn, Esq. Principal Office: Dallas, Texas 2828 N. Harwood, Suite 1950 Dallas, TX. 75201 OFFICE: (214) 651-1121 E-MAIL:
  • Fort Worth Office One Summit Avenue, Suite 906 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 OFFICE: (817) 460-LAWS OFFICE: (817) 460-5297 David Finn’s blog:
  • Jeff Kobs, Esq. (Represented Mims) Kobs, Haney & Hundley Sundance Sq., 115 W. Second St., Ste. 204 Fort Worth, TX 76102 OFFICE: 817-332-5956 FAX: 817-332-2899
  • Russell Wilson II E-MAIL:


Aid of Northwest Texas

They operate a toll free intake and advice hotline; they are open Monday – Friday, 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm


The Dallas Bar Association Legal Line

They sponsor a free advice line the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month:  214-220-7476

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