Coastal Bend Detention Center – Robstown, TX

Coastal Bend Detention Center is located in Clay County and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Coastal Bend Detention Center? This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Coastal Bend Detention Center: Find an inmate at Coastal Bend Detention Center. How to view Coastal Bend Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Coastal Bend Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coastal Bend Detention Center
4909 Fm 2826
Robstown, TX 78380

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (361) 767-3400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Coastal Bend Detention Center you have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Coastal Bend Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Coastal Bend Detention Center prisoners can be searched on the Coastal Bend Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Coastal Bend Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input their full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Coastal Bend Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner at Coastal Bend Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Coastal Bend Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Coastal Bend Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (361) 767-3400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of 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. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Coastal Bend Detention Center:

Coastal Bend Detention Center
4909 Fm 2826
Robstown, TX 78380

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coastal Bend Detention Center
4909 Fm 2826
Robstown, TX 78380


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer 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, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file containing a docket and all of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clay County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including 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 could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep 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 name, and their arrest date, contact the Clay County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Clay County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Clay County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the Clay County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clay County,the Clay 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Clay County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Coastal Bend Detention Center, 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 Coastal Bend Detention Center 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail changes, so you should visit the official Coastal Bend Detention Center site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Coastal Bend Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coastal Bend Detention Center, 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 Coastal Bend Detention Center

    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 incarcerated in Coastal Bend Detention Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Coastal Bend Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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