Jefferson County Correctional Facility – Beaumont, TX

Jefferson County Correctional Facility is in Jefferson County, Texas and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Jefferson County Correctional Facility? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Jefferson County Correctional Facility,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Jefferson County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Correctional Facility
1001 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 409-726-2513
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Jefferson County Correctional Facility you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Jefferson County Correctional Facility Inmate List 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 also find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Jefferson County Correctional Facility inmates can be found online, or you can view them at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Jefferson County Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Jefferson County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Jefferson County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Jefferson County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of 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.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, 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 at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Jefferson County Correctional Facility visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the official Jefferson County Correctional Facility jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Jefferson County Correctional Facility phone number is: 409-726-2513

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Jefferson County Correctional Facility, use this address:

Jefferson County Correctional Facility
1001 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Correctional Facility
1001 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701


The inmate mail policy at Jefferson County Correctional Facility changes often, so it would be best to check the the Jefferson County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Jefferson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should access the Jefferson County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be 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 offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Jefferson County Correctional Facility is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility, 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 inmates at Jefferson County Correctional Facility is always changing, so be sure to double check the official website 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility

    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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Jefferson County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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