Cass County Jail – Linden, TX

Cass County Jail is in Cass County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Cass County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Cass County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Cass County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cass County Jail
P. O. Box 180
Linden, TX 75563

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 903-756-7511
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Cass County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Cass County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info on anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Cass County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Cass County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Cass County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail every day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cass County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail 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 amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cass County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. This information will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Cass County Jail are always changing, so check the official Cass County Jail jail site before you 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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Cass County Jail phone number is: 903-756-7511

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Cass County Jail
P. O. Box 180
Linden, TX 75563

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cass County Jail
P. O. Box 180
Linden, TX 75563


The mail policy changes, so you should review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

Cass County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records via the Cass County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Cass County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

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 Cass County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Cass County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cass County,the Cass County 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Cass County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Cass 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 Cass 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 inmates at Cass County Jail could change, so we suggest that you check the site before you send money 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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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cass County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cass 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 Cass 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 a prisoner in Cass County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Cass County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Cass County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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