Dimmit County Jail – Carrizo Springs, TX

Dimmit County Jail is located in Dimmit County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know someone in Dimmit County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Dimmit County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Dimmit County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dimmit County Jail
P.O. Box 885
Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (830) 876-3508
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 locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Dimmit County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Dimmit County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information about anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Dimmit County Jail prisoners can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Dimmit County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Dimmit County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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, if you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or 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 are are released you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Dimmit County Jail frequently change, so double-check the official Dimmit County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (830) 876-3508

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Dimmit County Jail
P.O. Box 885
Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dimmit County Jail
P.O. Box 885
Carrizo Springs, TX 78834


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Dimmit County 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 docket and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at Dimmit County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you can request to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to go to the Dimmit County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a 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 Dimmit County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Dimmit County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, rather the address 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 contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Dimmit County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dimmit County,the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Department 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 being incarcerated in the Dimmit County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Dimmit 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 Dimmit 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 jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official website before send money to someone in jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dimmit County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dimmit 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 Dimmit 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 been locked up at Dimmit County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Dimmit County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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