Brazoria County Jail is located in Brazoria County, Texas and is the jail for the region. Know someone locked up at Brazoria County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Brazoria County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Brazoria County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Brazoria County Jail
3602 County Road 45
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (979) 864-2338
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Brazoria County Jail you need to click on their web site and use the inmate search.
The Brazoria County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find info on anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.
Mugshotes of Brazoria County Jail prisoners are online, or you can see them in person at the Brazoria County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Brazoria County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, an inmate at Brazoria County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the Brazoria County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Brazoria County Jail
Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that could help others make it through jail processing?
Speak Your Mind
Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor 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 know the date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Brazoria County Jail can change, so double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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 . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (979) 864-2338
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Brazoria County Jail:
Brazoria County Jail
3602 County Road 45
Angleton, TX 77515
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Brazoria County Jail
3602 County Road 45
Angleton, TX 77515
The mail policy at Brazoria County Jail can change, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are a matter of public record. They have a file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Brazoria County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Brazoria County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- 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.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website 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 down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Brazoria County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if someone had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brazoria County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Brazoria County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Brazoria County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Brazoria 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 someone in jail at Brazoria County Jail can change, so be sure to double check the site when you send any funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Brazoria County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brazoria 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Brazoria County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.
What to include in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
Tell Your Story
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
Say Hello to people still locked up at Brazoria County Jail
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