Eastland County Jail – Eastland, TX

Eastland County Jail is in Eastland County and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody in Eastland County Jail? This site gives you info about everything related to Eastland County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Eastland County Jail. How to view Eastland County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Eastland County Jail
102 N. Lamar
Eastland, TX 76448

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (254) 629-2629
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Eastland County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Eastland County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information about anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you will want to look here: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Eastland County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Eastland County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Eastland County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your only 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 you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate in the Eastland County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including 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

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is easy. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that will help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden.

The Eastland County Jail phone number is: (254) 629-2629

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Eastland County Jail
102 N. Lamar
Eastland, TX 76448

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eastland County Jail
102 N. Lamar
Eastland, TX 76448


The mail policy at Eastland County Jail can change, so review the site 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 particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Eastland County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Eastland County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Eastland County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Eastland County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the Eastland County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Eastland County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or 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 search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Eastland County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Eastland County,the Eastland County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Eastland County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After 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 Eastland 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 Eastland 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 inmates could change, so we suggest that you check the official Eastland County Jail site before send funds 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 Eastland County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Eastland County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell your story about Eastland County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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  2. jo says:

    i think its about eastland county jail updated so commisary money can be added to inmate account online after all this is 2015-2016

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