Hardeman County Jail – Quanah, TX

Hardeman County Jail is located in Hardemane County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Hardeman County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything related to Hardeman County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Hardeman County Jail. How to view Hardeman County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Hardemane County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hardeman County Jail
318 Mercer
Quanah, TX 79252

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (940) 663-5374
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Hardeman County Jail you will need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hardeman County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Hardeman County Jail website, or you can see them at the Hardeman County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Hardeman County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail 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 show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Hardeman County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Hardeman County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hardemane County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, 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 aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hardeman County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Hardeman County Jail phone number is: (940) 663-5374

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Hardeman County Jail:

Hardeman County Jail
318 Mercer
Quanah, TX 79252

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hardeman County Jail
318 Mercer
Quanah, TX 79252


The mail policy changes, so you should review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Hardemane County court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hardemane County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hardemane County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Hardemane County jail website 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 one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Hardemane County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Hardemane County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Hardeman County Jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then 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 Hardeman 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 Hardeman 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 Hardeman County Jail inmates is always changing, so visit the the Hardeman County Jail website when you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hardeman County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hardeman 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 Hardeman 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 an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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