Comal County Jail – New Braunfels, TX

Comal County Jail is located in Comal County, Texas and is the primary jail for this county. Know somebody at Comal County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Comal County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Comal 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 stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Comal County Jail
3005 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 830-620-3451
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Comal County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Comal County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info for anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Comal County Jail inmates can be seen on the Comal County Jail website, or you can see them at the Comal County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Comal County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records 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 removed, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you 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

You must call the Comal County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Comal County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out 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 have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Comal County Jail can change, so it would be wise to check the official Comal County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 830-620-3451

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Comal County Jail is:

Comal County Jail
3005 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Comal County Jail
3005 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130


The mail policy at Comal County Jail changes frequently, so you should review the official Comal County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Comal County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the Comal County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Comal County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Comal County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Comal County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Comal County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Comal County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Comal County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Comal County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Comal 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 Comal 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Comal County Jail changes, so it would be best to visit the the Comal County Jail website 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Comal County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Comal County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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  1. Mckayla says:

    I was totally abused and thrown in with women who attempted to rape me.. it is about 50 degrees in there, and I was on my period , and denied feminine products. the guards think its funny, and laugh when anyone needs assistance. they laugh, giggle, make jokes at the inmates.. this place is a disgrace, and lacks even basic humanity. as far as food.. I doubt a 4 oz orange juice, and a granola bar .. given to someone with diabetes is a “healthy” meal. I told the intake officer, they totally ignored me.. these people are heartless, and this place is verging on human rights violations. I suggest who ever is in charge to do some research on how their employees treat inmates.

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