Hall County Jail – Memphis, TX

Hall County Jail is located in Hall County, TX and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in jail at Hall County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Hall County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Hall County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Hall County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hall County Jail
N 5Th St
Memphis, TX 79245

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-259-2151
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Hall County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hall County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Hall County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input their full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Hall County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Hall County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not 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 will have to call the Hall County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Hall County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person 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 the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Hall County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official 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 . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 806-259-2151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hall County Jail
N 5Th St
Memphis, TX 79245

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hall County Jail
N 5Th St
Memphis, TX 79245


The inmate mail policy at Hall County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the the Hall County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system in Hall County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Hall County

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. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever 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 court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You can access court records using the online service, or at the 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 the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hall County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should query the Hall County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Hall County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hall County,the Hall County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Hall County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Hall 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 Hall 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 process for sending money to inmates at Hall County Jail changes, so you should review the official Hall County Jail site when send funds 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 Hall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hall 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 Hall 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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