Baylor County Jail – Seymour, TX

Baylor County Jail is located in Baylor County and is the main jail for that region. Know someone incarcerated at Baylor County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might want to know about Baylor County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Baylor County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Baylor County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Baylor County Jail
101 S Washington
Seymour, TX 76380-2566

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (940) 889-3333
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Baylor County Jail you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Baylor County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Baylor County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Baylor County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Baylor County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner at Baylor County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Baylor County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released 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 procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological 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.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Baylor County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Baylor County Jail phone number is: (940) 889-3333

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Baylor County Jail
101 S Washington
Seymour, TX 76380-2566

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baylor County Jail
101 S Washington
Seymour, TX 76380-2566


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the official Baylor County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents filed during your court case. You can access your court records using the Baylor County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Baylor County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can just access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their 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, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Baylor County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or 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 offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t get the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if they had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Baylor County,the Baylor County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Baylor County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Baylor 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 Baylor 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so it would be best to double check the the Baylor County Jail 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 Baylor County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated at Baylor County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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