Foard County Jail – Crowell, TX

Foard County Jail is in Foard County, TX and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Foard County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Foard County Jail: Find an inmate at Foard County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Foard County Jail
115 S 1St St
Crowell, TX 79227

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (940) 684-1501
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Foard County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Foard County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Foard County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Foard County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. 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 removed, 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

Of course, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Foard County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount 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, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Foard County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is 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 basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Foard County Jail phone number is: (940) 684-1501

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Foard County Jail:

Foard County Jail
115 S 1St St
Crowell, TX 79227

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Foard County Jail
115 S 1St St
Crowell, TX 79227


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

Foard 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 have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Foard County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Foard County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Foard County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Foard County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Foard County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Foard County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Foard County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Foard 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 Foard 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 Foard County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to review the the Foard County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Foard County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Foard 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 Foard 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 Foard County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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