Kaufman County Detention Facility – Kaufman, TX

Kaufman County Detention Facility is in Kaufman County, TX and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone locked up at Kaufman County Detention Facility? This page will tell you information about everything related to Kaufman County Detention Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Kaufman County Detention Facility intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kaufman County Detention Facility
1900 E. Us Hwy. 175
Kaufman, TX 75142

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 972-932-4337
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Kaufman County Detention Facility you need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Kaufman County Detention Facility Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can view them at the Kaufman County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Kaufman County Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Kaufman County Detention Facility visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official Kaufman County Detention Facility jail site before you 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 . These phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 972-932-4337

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kaufman County Detention Facility:

Kaufman County Detention Facility
1900 E. Us Hwy. 175
Kaufman, TX 75142

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kaufman County Detention Facility
1900 E. Us Hwy. 175
Kaufman, TX 75142


The mail policy at Kaufman County Detention Facility changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Kaufman County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Kaufman County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Kaufman County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your court case are maintained at Kaufman County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Kaufman County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Kaufman County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Kaufman County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kaufman County,the Kaufman County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Kaufman County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Kaufman County Detention 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 Kaufman County Detention 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 procedure to send funds to Kaufman County Detention Facility inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the official Kaufman County Detention Facility 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 Kaufman County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kaufman County Detention 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 Kaufman County Detention 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Kaufman County Detention Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Kaufman County Detention Facility?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Write a review about Kaufman County Detention Facility

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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