Hudspeth County Jail – Sierra Blanca, TX

Hudspeth County Jail is located in Hudspeth County and is the main jail for the area. Know somebody locked up at Hudspeth County Jail? This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Hudspeth County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Hudspeth County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Hudspeth County Jail
515 N. Wilson Ave
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 915-369-2161
Fax Number:

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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 want to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Hudspeth County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Hudspeth County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Hudspeth County Jail website, or you can view them at the Hudspeth County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Hudspeth County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Hudspeth County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner 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, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure 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 step is that you must answer a number of questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any things that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant 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, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hudspeth County Jail can change, so make sure that you double-check the official Hudspeth County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Hudspeth County Jail phone number is: 915-369-2161

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Hudspeth County Jail
515 N. Wilson Ave
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hudspeth County Jail
515 N. Wilson Ave
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Hudspeth County court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records using the Hudspeth County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Hudspeth County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Hudspeth County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not get the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hudspeth County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Hudspeth County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After 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 Hudspeth 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 Hudspeth 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 money to someone in jail at Hudspeth County Jail might change, so you should double check the official Hudspeth County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Hudspeth County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hudspeth 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 Hudspeth 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 incarcerated in Hudspeth County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

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

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Hudspeth County Jail


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