Comanche County Jail – Comanche, TX

Comanche County Jail is located in Comanche County, Texas and is the jail for that region. Do you know someone at Comanche County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything one might want to know about Comanche County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Comanche County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Comanche County Jail
300 Industrial Blvd
Comanche, TX 76442

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (325) 356-7533
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Comanche County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Comanche County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Comanche County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Comanche County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Comanche County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a 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, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (325) 356-7533

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Comanche County Jail:

Comanche County Jail
300 Industrial Blvd
Comanche, TX 76442

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Comanche County Jail
300 Industrial Blvd
Comanche, TX 76442


The Comanche County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Comanche County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Comanche County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Comanche County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to visit the Comanche County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Comanche County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Comanche County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Comanche County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Comanche County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Comanche County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Comanche County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Comanche County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI 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 the Comanche County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Comanche 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 Comanche 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 funds to people in jail could change, so be sure to check the the Comanche County Jail website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Comanche County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Comanche 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 Comanche 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:

    • 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 spent any time in Comanche County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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