Coryell County Jail – Gatesville, TX

Coryell County Jail is in Coryell County, Texas and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Coryell County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Coryell County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coryell County Jail
510 East Leon Street
Gatesville, TX 76528

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (254) 865-7201
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Coryell County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Coryell County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Coryell County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Coryell County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Coryell County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail 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 have to call the Coryell County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Coryell County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (254) 865-7201

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and examined by the staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Coryell County Jail
510 East Leon Street
Gatesville, TX 76528

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coryell County Jail
510 East Leon Street
Gatesville, TX 76528


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official Coryell County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Coryell County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Coryell County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should query the Coryell County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Coryell County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those 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 internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Coryell County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Coryell County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Coryell County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Coryell 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 Coryell 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 people in jail changes, so be sure to review the official 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Coryell County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Coryell County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Coryell County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Coryell County Jail

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