Dallas County TX Decker Detention Center North
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is charged with the care, control and custody of individuals who have committed a crime. People charged with these offenses range from a Class "C" misdemeanor (usually outstanding traffic citation) to capital murder. There are three types of individuals incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail: Individuals who did not post bail and are awaiting court. Individuals who had court and are waiting to be transferred to state/federal prison. Individuals who are summoned by a judge to appear in court from another detention facility. There are six detention facilities within the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. These facilities can house more than 7,100 inmates with a detention staff of 900 employees. The Dallas County detention facilities are self sufficient and operate 24-hours a day 365 days a year.