Grayson County Detention Center – Sherman, TX

Grayson County Detention Center is located in Grayson County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody locked up at Grayson County Detention Center? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Grayson County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Grayson County Detention Center intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Grayson County Detention Center
200 S. Crockett
Sherman, TX 75090

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 903-813-4200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Grayson County Detention Center you will have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Grayson County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Grayson County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Grayson County Detention Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, 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

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Grayson County Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed 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 court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Grayson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding 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 ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Grayson County Detention Center change often, so you should double-check the official Grayson County Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 903-813-4200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Grayson County Detention Center:

Grayson County Detention Center
200 S. Crockett
Sherman, TX 75090

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grayson County Detention Center
200 S. Crockett
Sherman, TX 75090


The mail policy at Grayson County Detention Center changes often, so we suggest that you double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Grayson 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. Court records contain a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Grayson County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, which include 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 may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Grayson County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to 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 and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Grayson County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Grayson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the actual address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Grayson County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Grayson County Detention Center, 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 Grayson County Detention Center 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 jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the the Grayson County Detention Center website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grayson County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grayson County Detention Center, 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 Grayson County Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Grayson County Detention Center


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