Culberson County Jail – Van Horn, TX

Culberson County Jail is in Culberson County and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Culberson County Jail? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Culberson County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Culberson County Jail. How to view Culberson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Culberson County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Van Horn, TX 79855

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 432-283-2060
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Culberson County Jail you should visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Culberson County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find info for anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Culberson County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Culberson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Culberson County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Culberson County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their 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 will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Culberson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. 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 can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following 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.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you check the official Culberson County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Culberson County Jail phone number is: 432-283-2060

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Culberson County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Van Horn, TX 79855

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Culberson County Jail
P.O. Box 159
Van Horn, TX 79855


The mail policy at Culberson County Jail changes, so you should review the the Culberson County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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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 the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in Culberson County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Culberson County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. They do different tasks, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. 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 might be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should access the Culberson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Culberson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not be able to get the street 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 contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Culberson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Culberson County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Culberson County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Culberson County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Culberson 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 Culberson 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 Culberson County Jail can change, so be sure to check the the Culberson County Jail website before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Culberson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Culberson 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 Culberson 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 Culberson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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