Camp County Jail – Pittsburg, TX

Camp County Jail is in Camp County, Texas and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Do you know someone locked up in Camp County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Camp County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Camp County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Camp County Jail
203 Tapp Street
Pittsburg, TX 75686

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (903) 856-6651
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Camp County Jail you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Camp County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find information on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Camp County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Camp County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Camp County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Camp County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Camp County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be 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, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Camp County Jail phone number is: (903) 856-6651

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Camp County Jail:

Camp County Jail
203 Tapp Street
Pittsburg, TX 75686

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Camp County Jail
203 Tapp Street
Pittsburg, TX 75686


The Camp County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official Camp County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All 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 include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are kept and available to you at Camp County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Camp County magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should access the Camp County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Camp County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Camp County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Camp County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Camp County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI 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 Camp County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Camp 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 Camp 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 people in jail might change, so it would be best to check the official website before you send money 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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Camp County Jail

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

    • 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.

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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 at Camp County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Camp County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Camp County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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