Callahan County Jail – Baird, TX

Callahan County Jail is located in Callahan County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody locked up in Callahan County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Callahan County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Callahan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Callahan County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Callahan County Jail
432 Market Street
Baird, TX 79504

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 325-854-1444
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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 want to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Callahan County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Callahan County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also get information for anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Callahan County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Callahan County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Callahan County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Callahan County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. 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 jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Callahan County Jail phone number is: 325-854-1444

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Callahan County Jail is:

Callahan County Jail
432 Market Street
Baird, TX 79504

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Callahan County Jail
432 Market Street
Baird, TX 79504


The Callahan County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the the Callahan County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the 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 relative find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Callahan County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Callahan County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Callahan County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into 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 in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Callahan County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Callahan County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Callahan County,the Callahan County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Callahan County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Callahan 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 Callahan 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so double check the official Callahan County Jail site before you send any funds.

    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 Callahan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Callahan 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 Callahan 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Callahan County Jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Callahan County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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