Burleson County Jail – Caldwell, TX

Burleson County Jail is located in Burleson County and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone locked up in Burleson County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Burleson County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Burleson County Jail? How to view Burleson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make helping a friend or family member 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 comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Burleson County Jail
1334 St. Hwy 21 E.
Caldwell, TX 77836

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 979-567-4343
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Burleson County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Burleson County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Burleson County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Burleson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Burleson County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is 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 removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Burleson County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually 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 local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Burleson County

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Burleson County Jail change often, so you should review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Burleson County Jail phone number is: 979-567-4343

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Burleson County Jail
1334 St. Hwy 21 E.
Caldwell, TX 77836

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Burleson County Jail
1334 St. Hwy 21 E.
Caldwell, TX 77836


The mail policy is always changing, so double check the official Burleson County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Burleson County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the Burleson County website, or at the Burleson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Burleson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Burleson County magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Burleson County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Burleson County,the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Burleson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Burleson 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 Burleson 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail changes, so be sure to review the site when send money to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Burleson County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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