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J.A. Leach

Major J.A. Leach is the Detention Commander. He can be reached at the following numbers:
Office: 281-341-4730
Fax: 281-341-4733


The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and Jail was remodeled from a 232 bed facility and offices to a 776 bed jail and offices in 1994. At present time the average population is about 842 inmates. The main number for the Jail is:


Persons seeking bonding information, or to see if a person is in jail, should contact 281-341-4615.


The Fort Bend County Jail provides numerous programs for inmates. These are designed to assist the inmate when he/she is released. These programs include AA, Drug Rehabilitation, Living Skills, GED, and Religious activities.


Visitation hours for inmates on Saturday and Sunday
General Population 2nd floor, 4th floor, and Female
  8:00 am - 10:30 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  NO 2:30 VISITS
The last visit will be scheduled at 3:45 pm. There will be no exceptions.

Separation and Maximum 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The last visit will be scheduled at 6:45 pm. There will be no exceptions.

Visitation hours for inmates on Wednesday and Thursday
General Population 6th floor only
  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The last visit will be scheduled at 8:45 pm. There will be no exceptions.


  • Any child sixteen (16) or under shall be accompanied by an adult.
  • Juvenile visitors sixteen (16) and older will provide a valid state drivers license or ID bearing a photo.
  • All adult visitors will provide a state license or ID bearing a photo
  • A maximum of three (3) children and three (3) adults will be allowed per visit.
  • Each inmate not on restriction will be allowed two (2) visits per calendar week.
  • Visitors should start signing in thirty (30) minutes prior to the visit.
  • Scheduling for the visit will end fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of the visit.
  • Visits will be between twenty (20) and twenty-five (25) minutes.


To gain access into the Fort Bend County Jail you will not be permitted to carry or wear the following:

  • Food, drinks or gum
  • Purses, knapsacks, backpacks, or diaper bags
  • Car seats, strollers, baby bottles, baby blankets or toys
  • Cell phones, pagers, cameras, computers, or any other electrical devices.
  • Hats, bandanas, do-rags, scarves, or any other type of head gear
  • Guns, knives or any other type of weapons
  • Books, magazines or any other type of reading material
  • Name tags or large jewelry pins
  • Inappropriate clothing such as tank tops, tube tops, strapless attire, “short” skirts or “short” shorts
  • Flip flops, thong slippers or house shoes
  • Any item is discretionary by our staff

Failure to follow the rules and regulations of attempts to bring a prohibited item into the facility may result in loss of visitation.



An inmate may receive funds to be placed on their commissary account. NO CASH will be accepted. A money order should be made out to: Inmate Trust Fund, include the inmate’s name and if possible their jail identification number. The funds will be accepted at the bonding window located in the main lobby or mailed to 1410 Ransom Rd. Richmond, TX. 77469.



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