Cochran County Jail – Morton, TX

Cochran County Jail is located in Cochran County, Texas and is the main jail for the county. Know someone at Cochran County Jail? This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Cochran County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Cochran County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cochran County Jail
100 N Main St # B7
Morton, TX 79346

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (806) 266-5211
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to find them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Cochran County Jail you have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Cochran County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cochran County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them at the Cochran County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Cochran County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Cochran County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process 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, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • 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 are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: (806) 266-5211

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Cochran County Jail is:

Cochran County Jail
100 N Main St # B7
Morton, TX 79346

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cochran County Jail
100 N Main St # B7
Morton, TX 79346


The mail policy at Cochran County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I 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, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at the Cochran County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Cochran County magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to query the Cochran County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Cochran County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Cochran County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Cochran County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Cochran County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cochran County,the Cochran County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Cochran County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following 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 Cochran 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 Cochran 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the site before send funds 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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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cochran County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cochran 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 Cochran County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Cochran County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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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 were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Cochran County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Cochran County Jail


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