Guadalupe County Jail – Seguin, TX

Guadalupe County Jail is located in Guadalupe County and is the correctional facility for that region. Know someone in jail at Guadalupe County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Guadalupe County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Guadalupe County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Guadalupe County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Guadalupe County Jail
2615 North Guadalupe Street
Seguin, TX 78155

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (830) 379-9721
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Guadalupe County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Guadalupe County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info for anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you can look here: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Guadalupe County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Guadalupe County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Guadalupe County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners in the Guadalupe County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect 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 might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Guadalupe County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Guadalupe County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Guadalupe County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Guadalupe County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Guadalupe County Jail phone number is: (830) 379-9721

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Guadalupe County Jail:

Guadalupe County Jail
2615 North Guadalupe Street
Seguin, TX 78155

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Guadalupe County Jail
2615 North Guadalupe Street
Seguin, TX 78155


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Guadalupe County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access your court case records using the website, or at the Guadalupe County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Guadalupe County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time 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 ever been in jail?

To do this, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Guadalupe County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Guadalupe County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Guadalupe County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Guadalupe County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official website 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 Guadalupe County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in Guadalupe County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Guadalupe County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Guadalupe County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Guadalupe County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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