Kendall County Jail – Boerne, TX

Kendall County Jail is located in Kendall County and is the correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Kendall County Jail? This page tells you info about anything related to Kendall County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Kendall County Jail. How to view Kendall County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kendall County Jail
6 Staudt St
Boerne, TX 78006

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 830-249-4989
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Kendall County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Kendall County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find the same information on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Kendall County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them at the Kendall County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Kendall County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Kendall County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Kendall County Jail. If you have all 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 on the Kendall County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street 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 post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Kendall County Jail phone number is: 830-249-4989

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kendall County Jail:

Kendall County Jail
6 Staudt St
Boerne, TX 78006

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kendall County Jail
6 Staudt St
Boerne, TX 78006


The inmate mail policy at Kendall County Jail changes frequently, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Kendall County

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 has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Kendall County court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should go to the Kendall County jail website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Kendall County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear 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 first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the neighborhood 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 sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Kendall County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Kendall County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Kendall County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kendall County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Kendall County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, 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 Kendall 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 Kendall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail changes, so you should visit the the Kendall County Jail website when you send any money.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kendall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kendall 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 Kendall 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:

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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