McLennan County Detention Center, TX Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: February 1, 2022
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520 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX, 76705

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The McLennan County Detention Center is on 54 acres of land in McLennan County, and is currently the 28th largest jail in the nation. It is the only jail in McLennan County and serves all law enforcement agencies. The jail houses an average daily of 326 inmates.

McLennan County Detention Center is nationally accredited by Detention and Inmate Healthcare professional associations.


McLennan County Detention Center Prison Information

Jail Name McLennan County Detention Center
Jail Type County Jail
Location 520 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX, 76705
Contact Numbers 254-759-8121
City Waco
Postal Code 76705
State Texas
County McLennan County
Jail Webpage website

Mclennan County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Parnell McNamara
Address 219 North 6th Street, Waco, Texas, 76701
Phone 254-757-5110
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

Public Records Online Search

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Inmate Search

“Who’s In Jail” will give you the arrests and jail records of current inmates. Just search the inmate’s first and last name.

Sending a Mail

You may send packages and mail to any inmate in McLennan County Detention Center.

All incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. All magazines, newspapers, and books must come directly from the publisher.

Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate

Self-addressed, stamped envelopes, or stamps are not allowed in the jail.

All mail should be addressed as follows or it will be returned:

Full name, identification (docket) number, housing assignment
McLennan County Detention Center
520 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX, 76705

Inmates are allowed to have a maximum of ten 4 x 6 photographs in their housing area. All incoming letters that contains more than ten photos will be returned to the sender.

Sending Money

The McLennan County Detention Center accepts money orders for inmates. The money order must contain the inmate’s full name, docket number, and housing assignment.

You can securely send money to, or order commissary for an inmate at a lobby kiosk for a small convenience fee. Visa, MasterCard, and cash (Kiosk only) are accepted. Kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Jail (24/7) and at the video visitation center during visitation hours only.

Phone Calls

Inmates cannot receive phone calls; however, they are allowed to make collect calls.

Visiting Rules

All visits will be 40 minutes long. To schedule an appointment by phone or for help using the online appointment, call 254-759-8121 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Video Visitation Center

The Video Visitation Center for all inmates is located at 520 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX, 76705 in the McLennan County Detention Center Administration Support Building. All visitors and their guests must schedule visits no later than midnight the prior day.

Reservations to visit inmates will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations will be accepted up to one week in advance.

Three persons may visit; one adult with two children – or – two adults with one child. No more than two adult visitors at one time are allowed.

Minors are not permitted without an adult.

All visitors must present a valid photo identification card (U.S.Govt. or State issued ID/Driver License) for admittance to the Video Visitation Center.

Visitation Hours

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

McLennan County Prison Statistics

McLennan County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 69
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 6
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 5
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for ICE 1

McLennan County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 283
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 284
Native Jail Population 2
Latino Jail Population 185

McLennan County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 6
Latino Prison Population 566
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 954
Black Prison Population 1,028

McLennan County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 11,345
Male Jail Population 688
Total Jail Population 747
Female Jail Population 65

McLennan County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 398
Female Pretrial Jail Population 72
Male Pretrial Jail Population 522

McLennan County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 1,276
Black Prison Admissions 437
Other Prison Admissions 4
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 263
White Prison Admissions 572
Male Prison Admissions 993
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 283

McLennan County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 309
Total Prison Population 2,554
Male Prison Population 2,245