Burnet County Jail – Burnet, TX

Burnet County Jail is located in Burnet County and is the correctional facility for this area. Know somebody at Burnet County Jail? This site tells you about everything related to Burnet County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Burnet County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Burnet County Jail
900 County Lane
Burnet, TX 78611

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (512) 715-8600
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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 find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Burnet County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Burnet County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you should check our Texas county jail guide: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Burnet County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Burnet County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Burnet County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Burnet County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

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 stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, 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 in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

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 Burnet County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Burnet County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Burnet County Jail phone number is: (512) 715-8600

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Burnet County Jail:

Burnet County Jail
900 County Lane
Burnet, TX 78611

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Burnet County Jail
900 County Lane
Burnet, TX 78611


The Burnet County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the the Burnet County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Burnet County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. They do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Burnet County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. 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 convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Burnet County,the Burnet County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Burnet County jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Burnet 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 Burnet 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 people in jail can change, so visit the the Burnet County Jail website before 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Burnet County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Burnet 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 Burnet 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Burnet County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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