Hutchinson County Jail – Borger, TX

Hutchinson County Jail is located in Hutchinson County, Texas and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Hutchinson County Jail? This guide tells you about everything a person needs to know about Hutchinson County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hutchinson County Jail
1400 Veta P.O. Box 1426
Borger, TX 79008

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-274-6343
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to search who is in jail at Hutchinson County Jail you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hutchinson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you should check our Texas county jail guide: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Hutchinson County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Hutchinson County Jail. When viewing online you have to input their name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Hutchinson County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates at Hutchinson County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Hutchinson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hutchinson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hutchinson County Jail change often, so we suggest that you visit the official Hutchinson County Jail jail 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Hutchinson County Jail phone number is: 806-274-6343

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hutchinson County Jail is:

Hutchinson County Jail
1400 Veta P.O. Box 1426
Borger, TX 79008

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hutchinson County Jail
1400 Veta P.O. Box 1426
Borger, TX 79008


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the the Hutchinson County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

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 public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Hutchinson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include 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 them.

Magistrate

The Hutchinson County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should visit the Hutchinson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the 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 convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you won’t see the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hutchinson County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Hutchinson County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Hutchinson County Jail site before you send money 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 Hutchinson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson 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 at Hutchinson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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