Crane County Jail – Crane, TX

Crane County Jail is in Crane County and is the primary jail for the region. Know somebody in Crane County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything related to Crane County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Crane County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crane County Jail
P.O. Box 1175
Crane, TX 79731

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 432-558-3571
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To look up who’s in jail at Crane County Jail you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Crane County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them at the Crane County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Crane County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates at Crane County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Crane County Jail. If you have all 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. Also, you can 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 usually, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Crane County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. 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 have a discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the official 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 much 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Crane County Jail phone number is: 432-558-3571

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Crane County Jail:

Crane County Jail
P.O. Box 1175
Crane, TX 79731

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crane County Jail
P.O. Box 1175
Crane, TX 79731


The Crane County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Crane County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Crane County website, or by going to the Crane County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Crane County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Crane County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Crane County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Crane County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crane County,the Crane 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Crane County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have 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 Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane County Jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Crane County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Crane County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Crane County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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