Borden County Jail – Gail, TX

Borden County Jail is located in Bordon County, Texas and is the jail for that area. Do you know someone in Borden County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Borden County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Borden County Jail

Gail, TX 79738

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-756-4311
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Borden County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Borden County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Borden County Jail website, or you can view them at the Borden County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Borden County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Usually, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bordon County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. It also might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Borden County Jail frequently change, so you should visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Borden County Jail phone number is: 806-756-4311

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Borden County Jail, use this address:

Borden County Jail

Gail, TX 79738

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Borden County Jail

Gail, TX 79738


The inmate mail policy at Borden County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Borden County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first 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 make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in Bordon County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Bordon County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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 public records. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Bordon County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Bordon County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are 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 offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Bordon County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bordon County,the Bordon County 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 being incarcerated in Borden County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Borden 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 Borden County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send money to an inmate 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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Borden County Jail

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

    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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

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

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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