Brooks County Detention Center – Falfurrias, TX

Brooks County Detention Center is in Brooks County, Texas and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Brooks County Detention Center? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Brooks County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Brooks County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brooks County Detention Center
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 361-325-3340
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Brooks County Detention Center you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Brooks County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Brooks County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Brooks County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail 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 will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Brooks County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 361-325-3340

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Brooks County Detention Center is:

Brooks County Detention Center
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brooks County Detention Center
901 County Road 201
Falfurrias, TX 78355


The Brooks County Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in Brooks County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the website, or by going to the Brooks County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at Brooks County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Brooks County magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. 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 a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Brooks County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Brooks County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brooks County,the Brooks County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Brooks County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Brooks County Detention Center, 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 Brooks County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates changes, so you should visit the official Brooks County Detention Center site when you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brooks County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brooks County Detention Center, 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 Brooks County Detention Center

    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 locked up at Brooks County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Brooks County Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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  1. Blahhhh says:

    Heyy Rudy Perales,
    I lovee && miss youu I hope are good in there ;) <3 I feel lost with out youu babii but youu will be out soon && everything will fall into place ;) promise im here for youu 110% mwahhh

  2. jacob says:

    I WAS HOUSED AT BROOKS COUNTY ON MOTHERS DAY IN 2010 AND WHEN I WAS GETTING BOOKED IN THERE IT REALLY DIDNT TAKE THAT LONG TO GET ME IN MY CELL. IT TOOK ABT 4 HRS BUT THEY WERE TWLLI G ME IT WOULD TAKE 24 HRS TO GWLET IN MY CELL ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS TAKE A SHOWER AND GO TO SLEEP I WAS TIRED. HAD DROVE TO BROWNSVILLE FOR COURT AND THAT TOOK 2 HRS TO GO AND 2 HRS TO COME BACK I WAS SO TIRED JUST WANTED TO SLWEP TILL IT QAS ALL OVE. THEN 4 DAYS LATER I GOT TO BE WIT OTHER GUYS CUZ IT WAS BORING BY MY SELF SO WENT IN THA TANK AND MADE FRIENDS RIGHT AWAY I GUESS I WAS THA YOUNGEST OUT OF ALL OF THEM. BUT THEY WERE ALL KOO AND ON JUNE 11,2010 THEY CALLED ME RIGHT BEFOR BREAKFAST AND TOLD ME THAT I WAS GOIN TO COURT SO I ATE AND I TOLD THA GUYS BUY THAT I WOULD C THEM WHEN I GET BACK WELL THEY DIDNT TELL ME I WAS BEING RELEASED. I KINDA MISS THOSE GUYS THEY MADE ME FEEL SAFE. WELL I HOPE U ENJOYED READING THIS AS MUCH AS I DID WRITING IT.
    IF U HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABT UR TIME IN THERE PLZ EMAIL ME OR SEND ME A MESSAGE ON HERE THANKS

  3. Janie says:

    I really don’t understand why they dont help the inmates that are sick my husband in an inmate in there and he has been sick for quiet a while 4 days to be exact he sent a request to see the nurse and they have not seen him he stated he sent one again and no luck he called me to inform me so I could call to see what was happening officer Castillo answered the phone and stated they take up to 2weeks to get seen I asked to speak to a supervisor she stated she was not there at the moment asked when would I be able to talk to her she stated she does not know when she will go in i asked well what type of facility are you runing lady angrily said ok bye and hung up on me!!!! This is gunna go to the news how can you not take care of the images?!?!

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