Falls County Jail – Marlin, TX

Falls County Jail is located in Falls County, Texas and is the main correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody in Falls County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything you might want to know about Falls County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Falls County Jail
2847 Texas 6
Marlin, TX 76661

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (254) 883-1431
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Falls County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Falls County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Falls County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Falls County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the 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 accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various 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

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates in the Falls County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Falls County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Falls County

Have you ever used a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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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 will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (254) 883-1431

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get 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 Falls County Jail is:

Falls County Jail
2847 Texas 6
Marlin, TX 76661

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Falls County Jail
2847 Texas 6
Marlin, TX 76661


The Falls County Jail mail policy can change, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. 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, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Falls County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at the Falls County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to query the Falls County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Falls County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a 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 are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Falls County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Falls County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Falls County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Falls 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 Falls 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 money to inmates at Falls County Jail could change, so you should double check the official website before you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Falls County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Falls 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.

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    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 incarcerated in Falls County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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