Angelina County Jail – Lufkin, TX

Angelina County Jail is located in Angelina County and is the main jail for this region. Do you know somebody at Angelina County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Angelina County Jail: Find an inmate at Angelina County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Angelina County Jail intake procedures. Angelina County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Angelina County Jail
2311 East Lufkin Ave.
Lufkin, TX 75902

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 936-634-2724
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Angelina County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Angelina County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Angelina County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Angelina County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Angelina County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Angelina County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Angelina County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, it will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 936-634-2724

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Angelina County Jail is:

Angelina County Jail
2311 East Lufkin Ave.
Lufkin, TX 75902

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Angelina County Jail
2311 East Lufkin Ave.
Lufkin, TX 75902


The inmate mail policy at Angelina County Jail changes frequently, so you should review the official Angelina County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Angelina County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Angelina County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are 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 warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Angelina County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Angelina County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Angelina County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Angelina County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After 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 Angelina 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 Angelina 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 people in jail can change, so you should visit the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Angelina County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Angelina 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 Angelina County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Angelina County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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