Due to an executive order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, most in-person visitation at city and county jails is currently suspended.
Due to COVID-19 the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has suspended most in-person visitation at state prisons. A new video visitation program has been set up at some facilities.
Visitation had been suspended, but inmates at federal prisons may now have social visits with some restrictions. See the Federal Bureau of Prison's website for more information about visitation requirements.
Some county and municipal jails may be seeking to reduce their inmate populations in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On March 29th, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott placed limits on which types of inmates can be released without bail or have their sentence commuted during the COVID-19 outbreak. The order was challenged in the courts.