Hood County Jail – Granbury, TX

Hood County Jail is in Hood County, Texas and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Know somebody locked up at Hood County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything you might want to know about Hood County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Hood County Jail intake procedures. Hood County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a 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 and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Hood County Jail
400 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 817-579-3316
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Hood County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hood County Jail Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Hood County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Hood County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Hood County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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 Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that might help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hood County Jail can change, so you should check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 817-579-3316

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hood County Jail is:

Hood County Jail
400 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hood County Jail
400 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to check the the Hood County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in Hood County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Hood County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are held at the Hood County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hood County magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the Hood County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or 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 have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Hood County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Hood County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Hood County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hood County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Hood County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Hood 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 Hood County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site when you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hood County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hood 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 Hood 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 been locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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