Grimes County Jail – Anderson, TX

Grimes County Jail is located in Grimes County, TX and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody incarcerated at Grimes County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything related to Grimes County Jail: Find an inmate at Grimes County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Grimes County Jail intake procedures. Grimes County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grimes County Jail
382 Fm 149 West
Anderson, TX 77830

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 936-873-6402
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Grimes County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Grimes County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Grimes County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Grimes County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Grimes County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, 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 more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, its easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Grimes County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Grimes County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Grimes County Jail phone number is: 936-873-6402

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Grimes County Jail, use this address:

Grimes County Jail
382 Fm 149 West
Anderson, TX 77830

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grimes County Jail
382 Fm 149 West
Anderson, TX 77830


The mail policy at Grimes County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Grimes County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Grimes County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Grimes County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Grimes County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Grimes County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Grimes County,the 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Grimes County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Grimes 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 Grimes 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 funds to inmates can change, so be sure to review the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grimes County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Grimes County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • 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? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Grimes County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Grimes County Jail


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