Brown County Jail – Brownwood, TX

Brown County Jail is located in Brown County, Texas and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone at Brown County Jail? This page gives you information about everything related to Brown County Jail: Find an inmate at Brown County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

Main Menu

The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brown County Jail
1050 West Commerce
Brownwood, TX 76801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 325-646-5510
Fax:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Brown County Jail you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Brown County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Brown County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Brown County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Brown County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Brown County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

Tell Your Story

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that might help other people make it through the process?

Click here to leave a comment

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Brown County Jail visitation procedures change often, so visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 325-646-5510

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Brown County Jail
1050 West Commerce
Brownwood, TX 76801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brown County Jail
1050 West Commerce
Brownwood, TX 76801


The mail policy at Brown County Jail changes, so check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept at the Brown County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

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?

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Brown County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Brown County jail website or you can call the jail 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 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, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Brown County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Brown County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

    Click here to leave a comment

    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Brown County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 money to someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brown County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brown 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 Brown 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to comment


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Tell Your Story

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Brown County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Brown County Jail?

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

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Write a review about Brown County Jail

    Tell Your Story

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

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to someone at Brown County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    2631

Speak Your Mind

*


*