Kerr County Jail – Kerrville, TX

Kerr County Jail is in Kerr County, TX and is the primary jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Kerr County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Kerr County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Kerr County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kerr County Jail
400 Clearwater Paseo
Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 830-315-2480
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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 find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Kerr County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Kerr County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Kerr County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Kerr County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Kerr County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate at Kerr County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Kerr County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate 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 bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 830-315-2480

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Kerr County Jail is:

Kerr County Jail
400 Clearwater Paseo
Kerrville, TX 78028

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kerr County Jail
400 Clearwater Paseo
Kerrville, TX 78028


The mail policy at Kerr County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Kerr County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in Kerr County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Kerr County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are maintained at the Kerr County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, for example 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 and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even 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 will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Kerr County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed 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 can access this information online, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Kerr County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kerr County,the Kerr County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    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 Kerr County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to inmates at Kerr County Jail is likely to change, so you should double check the the Kerr County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kerr County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kerr 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 Kerr County Jail

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Kerr County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions in Kerr County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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