Ector County Detention Center, TX Inmate Roster

Updated on: February 16, 2021
Ector County Detention 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
  • Holiday Closed

Ector County Detention Center Basic Information

Facility Name
Ector County Detention Center
Facility Type
County Jail
2500 South US Highway 385 PO Box 331, Odessa, TX, 79766
Postal Code
Ector County
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Ector County Sheriff's Office

Michael Griffis
PO Box 2066, Odessa, Texas, 79760

The Ector County Detention Center is a secure facility in Odessa, TX that houses inmates. These inmates may be serving for a sentence after a conviction for their crime or they may be awaiting a trial.  Currently, there are more than 7600 inmates in this detention center altogether. The Ector County Detention Center in Odessa, TC also accepts inmates from many of the surrounding towns as well as from the Odessa Police Department and the US Marshal’s Service when they do not have available long-term lock-up.

The Ector County Detention Center does allow visitors a few days during the week during most weeks. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed some of the rules relating to that. Any friends or family who wish to visit may do so with the proper ID. They may also send packages and mail to their inmate if they choose, as long as the proper ID is on the mail to ensure it ends up to the right person. The Detention Center is currently run by Sheriff Mike Griffis.

Ector County Inmate Search

The Ector County inmate search is available to all residents of the Ector County area. Anyone who is interested can search recent arrests made in the past few days as well as a complete list of inmates in jail with their contact information. Residents can visit the website to look through and complete their Ector County inmate search.

Visiting an Inmate at the Ector County Detention Center

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, some of the rules about visiting inmates at this detention center have changed. In March 2020, the rules were changed to only allowing video visitation for all inmates to protect the staff and the inmates. Family and friends are able to call 432-335-3060 to schedule a video visitation if they choose.

Once the pandemic is over and it is safe for inmates and our staff, regular jail visitation hours will begin again. These visitations are held two times a day on Tuesday and Thursday. There is a morning session and an afternoon session. The hours are between 8:30 to 10:15 and the afternoon is from 2:00 to 3:45.

Family and friends are allowed to visit for twenty minutes at a time and each inmate is allowed two visits total a week. If a family or friend travels more than 100 miles, they may talk to the staff to see if their visit can be extended to 30 minutes. All visitors must present staff with a valid and current ID. These visits are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and the visitor must fill out a Visitation Permit and wait for their turn.

What Items are Inmates Allowed to Have at the Detention Center in Ector County?

Our staff will not accept shoes for any inmate except for court or jury trial. After the court date, our staff will leave the shoes with the personal property of the inmate. If the inmate signs our property release form, one of their friends and family members can come pick it up. Other clothing must be purchased through the detention center commissary company. Outerwear like shirts and pants are only accepted if the inmate is going to court.

We do allow our inmates to receive paperback books from friends and family. The book must contain non-elicit material inside. The inmate must place an order through the catalog warehouse or by placing an order online and having them shipped over. Magazines are also allowed, but nothing of poor taste or pornography are allowed at all. Some religious material is approved but must be brought in through the ministry program.

Does the Ector County Detention Center Allow Inmates to Receive Mail?

Yes, our inmates are able to receive mail. We have contracted with Smart Communications in order to install tablets and kiosks in all of our housing units so the inmates can have communication with their friends and family. The goal of this contract is to streamline our office, improve communications, and make sure that the staff and inmates are safe.

If someone wishes to send a letter or other postal mail to an inmate, it should include the following information:

Inmate name-booking number
PO Box 2021
Pinellas Park, FL 33780

All postal materials sent in must have the name and ID number of the inmate posted clearly on the outside to make sure that it will reach the right person. If there is any court documents or legal mail that must reach the inmate quickly, those can be sent directly to our facility instead.

Can Inmates Make Phone Calls in the Detention Center?

Yes, inmates are allowed to make phone calls. We contract with a telephone service to allow our inmates to talk to family and friends and have other communications as necessary, such as talking to their lawyers about the case. Our phone system is turned on between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and inmates do have access to the phones during that time.

How Do Payments to the Commissary Work in the Ector County Detention Center?

Money Orders will be added into the account for each inmate. These must be deposited by noon on Tuesday. Family may send the money through the mail but the inmates name and the right ID number needs to be on each money order as well as the name of the purchaser. Cash can be deposited into the account any time of the day, seven days a week. There is a kiosk in our main lobby that makes depositing cash easy and convenient for family and friends to use.  While there is no limit to the amount of money allowed in an inmates account, the inmate may only purchase up to $75 worth of materials each week.

The inmate is responsible for keeping track of their own accounts. This information is not released to the public. Inmates will receive a price list for the items on the commissary and they can then choose to purchase the items they need for the week. They may spend it how they like, as long as they have the necessary items like clothing, up to $75. This price list is not released to the general public.

Who is the Ector County Detention Center County Sheriff?

The current Ector County Sheriff is Mike Griffis. Sheriff Griffis was born and spent much of his life in the Odessa, TX area, including raising his two daughters in this area. He has been with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and has served in various roles since that time. You can contact him at 2500 South U.S Hwy 385, Odessa TX, or call at 432-335-3060.

Ector County Prison Statistics

Ector County Prison Admissions

Asian Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 716
Other Prison Admissions 2
White Prison Admissions 258
Latino Prison Admissions 351
Black Prison Admissions 105
Male Prison Admissions 610
Female Prison Admissions 106

Ector County Prison Population

Male Prison Population 1,015
Female Prison Population 114
Total Prison Population 1,129

Ector County Prison Population By Race

Asian Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population 545
White Prison Population 398
Other Prison Population 1
Black Prison Population 185
Native Prison Population -

Ector County Jail Admissions By Race

Native Jail Population 2
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 490
Black Jail Population 45
White Jail Population 52

Ector County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 111
Total Jail Admissions 7,603
Total Jail Population 659
Male Jail Population 548

Ector County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population 96
Male Pretrial Jail Population 379
Pretrial Jail Population 461

Ector County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 17
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 24
Jail Population Held for State Jail 8
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 3
Jail Population Held for ICE -

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