Dickens County Correctional Center – Spur, TX

Dickens County Correctional Center is in Dickens County, TX and is the correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Dickens County Correctional Center? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Dickens County Correctional Center,like: Find an inmate at Dickens County Correctional Center. How to view Dickens County Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dickens County Correctional Center
100 Airport Road
Spur, TX 79370

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-271-3421
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Dickens County Correctional Center you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Dickens County Correctional Center Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Dickens County Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Dickens County Correctional Center website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Dickens County Correctional Center are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, 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 jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Dickens County Correctional Center visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 806-271-3421

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dickens County Correctional Center is:

Dickens County Correctional Center
100 Airport Road
Spur, TX 79370

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dickens County Correctional Center
100 Airport Road
Spur, TX 79370


The mail policy at Dickens County Correctional Center changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are held at the Dickens County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Dickens County magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, 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 will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to 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?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Dickens County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Dickens County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Dickens County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dickens County,the Dickens County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Dickens County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Dickens County Correctional Center, 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 Dickens County Correctional Center 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 inmates at Dickens County Correctional Center might change, so you should review the official website before you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dickens County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dickens County Correctional Center, 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 Dickens County Correctional Center

    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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Dickens County Correctional Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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