Aransas County Detention Center – Rockport, TX

Aransas County Detention Center is in Arkansas County, TX and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for someone in Aransas County Detention Center? This page gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Aransas County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Aransas County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Aransas County Detention Center
301 North Live Oak Lane
Rockport, TX 78382

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (361) 790-0168
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Aransas County Detention Center you have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Aransas County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find info on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Aransas County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Aransas County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. It also depends on if you have a bond amount or if a judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (361) 790-0168

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Aransas County Detention Center:

Aransas County Detention Center
301 North Live Oak Lane
Rockport, TX 78382

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Aransas County Detention Center
301 North Live Oak Lane
Rockport, TX 78382


The inmate mail policy at Aransas County Detention Center can change, so be sure to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in Arkansas County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Arkansas County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Arkansas County magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. They do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Arkansas County jail website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Arkansas County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Arkansas County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Arkansas County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Arkansas County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Arkansas County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Arkansas County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Aransas County Detention Center, 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 Aransas County Detention Center 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 could change, so check the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Aransas County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Aransas County Detention Center, 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 Aransas County Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Aransas County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Aransas County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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