The Jail Division is under the direction of Jail Administrator
Brenda Watts and is staffed by a Jail Sergeant, and
16 jail officers. The jail staff is the single largest
component of the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, and
is responsible for the care, custody, and control of
up to 54 inmates.
Designed as a maximum-security jail located within
the walls of the Nolan County Courthouse, it was built
to house up to 54 inmates. The facility contains a gym,
and eleven housing units, including an observation unit.
The housing units contain inmate and barracks-style
"pods" that include beds, a common use toilet,
a general-purpose day room area with metal tables and
stools, and a shower area. Male and or female inmates
who require full-time supervision care are housed in
the observation unit.
The Nolan County Jail holds a current Certificate of
Compliance with the the Texas
Commission on Jail Standards.
Recent advancements in the jail consist of Inmate Commissary
and Securus telephone systems as well as an AFIS fingerprint
& palm print system.
Beyond the Myths, The Jail In Your
The following is an excellent and very informative
video that was made and produced by the National
Institute of Corrections. It provides a foundation
for the efforts of sheriff's and jail administrators
to inform the public about jails generally, their jails
specifically, and the need for community interest in
and discussion about their own local jail. The video
may also be useful in educating prospective jail employees
about local detention. The video was converted to the
Microsoft "wms" format by the San Diego Sheriff's
Department's Data Services Division with the permission
of the NIC. It is recommended that you have the latest
version of the Windows media player from Microsoft,
in order to view the video.