Delta County Jail – Cooper, TX

Delta County Jail is located in Delta County, TX and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone in jail at Delta County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Delta County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Delta County Jail
200 W. Bonham St.
Cooper, TX 75432

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 903-395-2146
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Delta County Jail you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Delta County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in 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 booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Delta County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Delta County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records 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: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Usually, inmates at Delta County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Delta County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. 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 are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is 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 on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Delta County Jail phone number is: 903-395-2146

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Delta County Jail
200 W. Bonham St.
Cooper, TX 75432

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Delta County Jail
200 W. Bonham St.
Cooper, TX 75432


The mail policy at Delta County Jail can change, so be sure to review the the Delta County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Delta County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Delta County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Delta County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Delta County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Delta County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Delta County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Delta County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Delta County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Delta County,the Delta County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Delta County Jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Delta 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 Delta 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 funds to someone in jail at Delta County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Delta County Jail website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Delta County Jail

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

    • 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 in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at Delta County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Delta County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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