Hockley County Jail – Levelland, TX

Hockley County Jail is in Hockley County and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know somebody incarcerated at Hockley County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Hockley County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Hockley County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hockley County Jail
1310 Avenue H
Levelland, TX 79336

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-894-3126
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Hockley County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Hockley County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Texas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hockley County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Hockley County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Hockley County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

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.

In most cases, a prisoner at Hockley County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Hockley County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hockley County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Hockley County Jail phone number is: 806-894-3126

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hockley County Jail, use this address:

Hockley County Jail
1310 Avenue H
Levelland, TX 79336

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hockley County Jail
1310 Avenue H
Levelland, TX 79336


The Hockley County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the official Hockley County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Hockley County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your case are kept at the Hockley County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the Hockley County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Hockley County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Hockley County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hockley County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered 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 crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hockley County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Hockley County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Hockley 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 Hockley 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 someone in jail at Hockley County Jail might change, so be sure to visit the the Hockley County Jail website before 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hockley County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hockley 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 Hockley 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 spent any time in Hockley County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Hockley County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Hockley County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

    Say wassup to people locked up at Hockley County Jail


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