Hansford County Jail – Spearman, TX

Hansford County Jail is located in Hansford County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Hansford County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything one might want to know about Hansford County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hansford County Jail
10 Northwest Court
Spearman, TX 79081

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-659-4140
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Hansford County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hansford County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Hansford County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Hansford County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Hansford County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is easy. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes 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 the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Hansford County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Hansford County Jail phone number is: 806-659-4140

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Hansford County Jail
10 Northwest Court
Spearman, TX 79081

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hansford County Jail
10 Northwest Court
Spearman, TX 79081


The inmate mail policy at Hansford County Jail is always changing, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file with a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Hansford County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Hansford County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are available at Hansford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, such as 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to go to the Hansford County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind 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, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest 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 convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hansford County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Hansford County Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Hansford 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 Hansford 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 Hansford County Jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Hansford County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hansford County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hansford 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 Hansford 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Hansford County Jail


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