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The Jail is a holding or short-term detention facility. Generally inmates are confined for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility such as the Collin County Detention Facility.
The Collin County Detention Facility is located at 4300 Community Avenue, McKinney, TX 75071 The phone number is (972) 424-1433.
This is an administrative process documenting an arrestee's processing into the Jail. This process includes collecting information such as the person's name, address, reason for the arrest (criminal charges), and inventorying their personal property. A photograph and fingerprints of the individual are taken as well. During the booking process, pertinent information about the inmate is obtained in order to address their medical / mental health needs and to provide them with safe housing during their period of incarceration.
A Magistrate's Hearing is a formal meeting between a judge and an inmate. During this meeting, the judge informs the inmate of his or her charge(s) and advises the inmate of his or her rights. The bond amount(s) are also set at that time.
Magistrate Hearings generally are held each morning but can occur at alternate times to accommodate magistrate schedules.
Pre-Trial Release is a way for qualified inmates to be released without paying a bond. Pre-trial release is a personal bond (or promise) to appear. Collin County Pre-Trial Release is responsible for gathering and reviewing information about a prisoner to determine whether to release the prisoner from custody. The individual must meet the following minimum qualifications before a Pre-Trial Release may be considered: Must be Collin County resident; Must be in Jail on a Collin County offense (first-degree felony charges are excluded); Must not be on parole or have any felony convictions; Must be willing to appear in court until the case is completely out of litigation; Must provide positive identification; Must NOT have history of bond forfeiture. Pre-Trial Release is committed to making a cost-efficient mechanism available for the release of qualifying defendants from Jail, to assist in alleviating an overcrowded Jail and to provide a fair and unbiased method of release. Screening methods however, are not simple. Contact Collin County Pre-Trial Release at (972) 547-5265 to determine if a defendant is eligible. Plano Detention Officers cannot determine if a prisoner is eligible for this program.
Visitation hours are: daily from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, but is subject to cancellation without notice by the Detention Supervisor. Call (972) 424-5678 to verify visitation approval. Visitation requirements are: Visitation is limited to 30 minutes with a maximum of 2 visitors allowed per day; Visitors must be appropriately dressed, be at least 17-years of age, present a valid driver's license or state issued identification card, and have no outstanding arrest warrants. Visitors may be searched prior to entering the visitation room.
Money may be contributed to the inmate's property. Prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner by Jail personnel. Please call (972) 424-5678 to verify any additional items you may wish to bring with you.
Inmate property can only be released after the inmate grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim inmate property it is necessary to: Complete a property release form and present a valid driver's license or a state issued identification card.
Inmates are allowed to use a free telephone once the booking process has been completed. An inmate also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from their housing area.
This is a warrant issued on a charge on which a judgment of 'Guilty' HAS NOT been entered. An inmate, bail-bond company, or an attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the inmate will appear in court.
This is a warrant issued on a charge on which a judgment of “Guilty” HAS BEEN entered and the inmate did not pay the fine and / or court costs. To resolve a Capias Pro Fine warrant are: To pay the fine and / or court costs in full; Remain in Jail until enough Jail Credit has been earned to be released 'time served'.
City of Plano Class C misdemeanor warrants can be resolved by: Paying the fine in cash; Posting a cash or surety bond; Being released 'time served' after acquiring enough Jail Credit; A combination of bonds, Jail Credit, and cash payment.
Payment can be accepted by either the issuing agency or the City of Plano. If payment is made at the Plano City Jail, cash (in the exact amount) must be used. It is recommended that you verify the exact amount with a Plano City Jail staff member.
The City of Plano contracts with Jordan Towing, Inc., for the storage of impounded vehicles. Inquiries concerning fees, method of payment, and directions to the storage facility should be directed to the towing company. Be prepared to provide information such as the vehicle’s year, make, model, and license plate number. Jordan Towing, Inc. may be contacted by calling (972) 380-6300 and is physically located at 601 Digital Drive in Plano (Southeast of Plano Pkwy./Coit Rd.).
Inmates are released in the City of Plano Jail Lobby at 900 East 15th Street.