Johnson County Jail – Cleburne, TX

Johnson County Jail is located in Johnson County, Texas and is the correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Johnson County Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Johnson County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Johnson County Jail? How to view Johnson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and any tips or comments that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
1102 E. Kilpatrick
Cleburne, TX 76031

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 817-556-6060
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Johnson County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Johnson County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you can look here: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Johnson County Jail website, or you can view them at the Johnson County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Johnson County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record 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 removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

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

In most cases, an inmate in the Johnson County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Johnson County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 817-556-6060

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Johnson County Jail is:

Johnson County Jail
1102 E. Kilpatrick
Cleburne, TX 76031

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
1102 E. Kilpatrick
Cleburne, TX 76031


The mail policy at Johnson County Jail changes often, so you should visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Johnson County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Johnson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Johnson County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Johnson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court 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 are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, 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 may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Johnson County,the Johnson County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI 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 Johnson County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Johnson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Johnson 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 Johnson 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 incarcerated at Johnson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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