Freestone County Jail – Fairfield, TX

Freestone County Jail is located in Freestone County and is the main jail for that region. Do you know somebody in Freestone County Jail? This page gives you info about anything you might need to know about Freestone County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Freestone County Jail? How to view Freestone County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Freestone County Jail
103 South Keechi
Fairfield, TX 75840

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 903-389-3236
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Freestone County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Freestone County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you can look here: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Freestone County Jail website, or you can view them at the Freestone County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Freestone County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate in the Freestone County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems 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 have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Freestone County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Freestone County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Freestone County Jail phone number is: 903-389-3236

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Freestone County Jail
103 South Keechi
Fairfield, TX 75840

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Freestone County Jail
103 South Keechi
Fairfield, TX 75840


The mail policy at Freestone County Jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official Freestone County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Freestone County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Freestone County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Freestone County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Freestone County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at the Freestone County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Freestone County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to access the Freestone County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Freestone County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a 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, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Freestone County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Freestone County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Freestone County,the Freestone County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Freestone County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Freestone 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 Freestone 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 someone in jail is always changing, so check the official Freestone County Jail site when you send money to an inmate 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 Freestone County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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