Haskell County Jail – Haskell, TX

Haskell County Jail is in Haskell County, Texas and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know someone locked up in Haskell County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Haskell County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Haskell County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Haskell County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Haskell County Jail
507 South 2Nd Street
Haskell, TX 79521

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 940-864-2345
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Haskell County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Haskell County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info about anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Haskell County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Haskell County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner at Haskell County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Haskell County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Haskell County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Haskell County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Haskell County Jail phone number is: 940-864-2345

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Haskell County Jail
507 South 2Nd Street
Haskell, TX 79521

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Haskell County Jail
507 South 2Nd Street
Haskell, TX 79521


The Haskell County Jail mail policy can change, so visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in Haskell County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Haskell County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Haskell County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Haskell County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Haskell County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Haskell County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Haskell County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Haskell County,The Sheriff’s Department 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 getting locked up in Haskell County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After 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 Haskell 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 Haskell 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 funds to inmates at Haskell County Jail can change, so be sure to review the the Haskell County Jail 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 Haskell County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Haskell County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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