The only inmates authorized to release their property and clothing are those inmates that have been sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and are to be released to a TDCJ facility or a facility under contract with TDCJ.  Inmates that are transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall be allowed to designate an individual to claim their property. The inmate is provided the proper form at the time the actual transfer is being processed. It is the responsibility of the inmate to notify the person they designated to claim their property. The designated individual shall have 30 days from the date of the inmates transfer to claim the property.

When an individual claims that an undue hardship will result if the release of an inmate’s property or clothing is denied, that individual shall be directed to Jail Administration. Only a person of the rank of Captain or higher may authorize the release. When Jail Administration is not open, or a Captain or higher is not available, the Booking Watch Commander shall make the decision.