Edwards County Jail – Rocksprings, TX

Edwards County Jail is located in Edwards County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for someone in Edwards County Jail? This site gives you about anything related to Edwards County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Edwards County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Edwards County Jail
206 Price St
Rocksprings, TX 78880

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (830) 683-4104
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Edwards County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Edwards County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

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Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Edwards County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Edwards County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

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

Usually, an inmate at Edwards County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of 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 have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Edwards County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Edwards County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman either 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.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (830) 683-4104

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Edwards County Jail is:

Edwards County Jail
206 Price St
Rocksprings, TX 78880

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Edwards County Jail
206 Price St
Rocksprings, TX 78880


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Edwards County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Edwards County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Edwards County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

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 jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken 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, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Edwards County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Edwards County,the Edwards County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Edwards County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Edwards 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 Edwards 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 process for sending funds to inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Edwards County Jail website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Edwards County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Edwards 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 Edwards 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 Edwards County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Edwards County Jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Edwards County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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