Bee County Jail – Beeville, TX

Bee County Jail is located in Bee County and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for somebody in Bee County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything you might want to know about Bee County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Bee County Jail
1511 East Toledo Street
Beeville, TX 78102

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 361-362-3221
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Bee County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Bee County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Bee County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Bee County Jail website, or you can see them at the Bee County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Bee County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Bee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant 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. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Bee County Jail phone number is: 361-362-3221

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bee County Jail is:

Bee County Jail
1511 East Toledo Street
Beeville, TX 78102

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bee County Jail
1511 East Toledo Street
Beeville, TX 78102


The mail policy at Bee County Jail changes frequently, so double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: 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 independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at the Bee County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to access the Bee County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you 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 jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Bee County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not find the street address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Bee County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bee County,the Bee County Sheriff 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

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Bee County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Bee 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 Bee 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 is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Bee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bee 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 Bee 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Bee County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Bee County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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