Henderson County Jail – Athens, TX

Henderson County Jail is in Henderson County, Texas and is the jail for this area. Know somebody in jail at Henderson County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Henderson County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Henderson County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Henderson County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Henderson County Jail
206-A North Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (903) 675-5128
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Henderson County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Henderson County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Henderson County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Henderson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Henderson County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Henderson County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, 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 – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Henderson County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Henderson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Henderson County Jail phone number is: (903) 675-5128

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Henderson County Jail is:

Henderson County Jail
206-A North Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henderson County Jail
206-A North Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751


The Henderson County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Henderson County court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Henderson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just visit the Henderson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Henderson County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Henderson County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Henderson County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henderson County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Henderson County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Henderson 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 Henderson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Henderson County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to double check the the Henderson County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Henderson County Jail

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

    • 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 been a prisoner in Henderson County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Henderson County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Henderson County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. j. capell says:

    Bruce Davis is the best man for a bondsman. Compassionate and more than fair bondman and person in general. 903-677-7373.

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