Hemphill County Jail – Canadian, TX

Hemphill County Jail is in Hemphill County and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone locked up at Hemphill County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Hemphill County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hemphill County Jail
400 Main Street
Canadian, TX 79014

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-323-5324
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Hemphill County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hemphill County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Texas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Hemphill County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Hemphill County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave town.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Hemphill County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail 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 their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Hemphill County Jail visitation procedures change often, so double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 806-323-5324

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hemphill County Jail is:

Hemphill County Jail
400 Main Street
Canadian, TX 79014

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hemphill County Jail
400 Main Street
Canadian, TX 79014


The Hemphill County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Hemphill County Jail 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 need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Hemphill County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Hemphill County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

Hemphill County court records are public records. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Hemphill County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are maintained at the Hemphill County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Hemphill County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Hemphill County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Hemphill County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not be able to see the street address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Hemphill County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hemphill County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Hemphill County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Hemphill 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 Hemphill 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so be sure to review the official website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hemphill County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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