Andrews County Jail – Andrews, TX

Andrews County Jail is located in Andrews County and is the jail for that region. Know someone in jail at Andrews County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Andrews County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Andrews County Jail
201 N Main St # 113
Andrews, TX 79714

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (432) 523-2807
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who is in jail at Andrews County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Andrews County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Andrews County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Andrews County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is really easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Andrews County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Andrews County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Andrews County Jail phone number is: (432) 523-2807

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Andrews County Jail is:

Andrews County Jail
201 N Main St # 113
Andrews, TX 79714

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Andrews County Jail
201 N Main St # 113
Andrews, TX 79714


The mail policy at Andrews County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Andrews County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Andrews County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are maintained at the Andrews County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should query the Andrews County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Andrews County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not find the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the Andrews County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Andrews County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Andrews County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Andrews County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Andrews County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to inmates at Andrews County Jail could change, so it would be best to check the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Andrews County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Andrews County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Andrews County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Andrews County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Andrews County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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