Bastrop County Jail – Bastrop, TX

Bastrop County Jail is located in Bastrop County and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone at Bastrop County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything related to Bastrop County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Bastrop County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Bastrop County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Bastrop County Jail
200 Jackson Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 512-549-5100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Bastrop County Jail you should click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Bastrop County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Bastrop County Jail prisoners can be found on the Bastrop County Jail website, or you can see them at the Bastrop County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Bastrop County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Bastrop County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Bastrop County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bastrop County Jail can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually 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 inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 512-549-5100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Bastrop County Jail:

Bastrop County Jail
200 Jackson Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bastrop County Jail
200 Jackson Street
Bastrop, TX 78602


The mail policy at Bastrop County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system in Bastrop County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Bastrop County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are held at Bastrop County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bastrop County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Bastrop County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Bastrop 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 Bastrop 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 procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so check the official Bastrop County Jail site 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bastrop County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bastrop 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 Bastrop 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:

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

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Ali Lopez says:

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