Collingsworth County Jail – Wellington, TX

Collingsworth County Jail is in Collingsworth County and is the jail for that region. Looking for someone at Collingsworth County Jail? This site tells you information about anything one might want to know about Collingsworth County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Collingsworth County Jail

Wellington, TX 79095

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-447-2588
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Collingsworth County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Collingsworth County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can find info about anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Collingsworth County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Collingsworth County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Collingsworth County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

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 usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out 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 verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official Collingsworth County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Collingsworth County Jail phone number is: 806-447-2588

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Collingsworth County Jail

Wellington, TX 79095

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Collingsworth County Jail

Wellington, TX 79095


The Collingsworth County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so review the the Collingsworth County Jail website before 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 most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know 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 criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, visit: 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 has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Collingsworth County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Collingsworth County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should access the Collingsworth County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Collingsworth County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to find the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Collingsworth County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or 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 search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Collingsworth County,the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Collingsworth County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth 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 process for sending money to someone in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Collingsworth County Jail website when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Collingsworth County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth 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 incarcerated at Collingsworth County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Collingsworth County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Collingsworth County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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