Liberty County Jail – Liberty, TX

Liberty County Jail is located in Liberty County, Texas and is the main correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Liberty County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything related to Liberty County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Liberty County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Liberty County Jail
2400 Beaumont Avenue
Liberty, TX 77575

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (936) 336-9395
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Liberty County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Liberty County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Liberty County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Liberty County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave town.

Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Liberty County Jail

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Liberty County Jail phone number is: (936) 336-9395

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Liberty County Jail is:

Liberty County Jail
2400 Beaumont Avenue
Liberty, TX 77575

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Liberty County Jail
2400 Beaumont Avenue
Liberty, TX 77575


The Liberty County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Liberty County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. 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 defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in Liberty County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Liberty County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Liberty County Clerk of Court.

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 in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Liberty County magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just visit the Liberty County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Liberty County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the address 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 court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Liberty County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Liberty County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Liberty County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Liberty 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 Liberty 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 funds to jail inmates could change, so it would be best to review the official website before send funds 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 Liberty County Jail

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

    • 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 someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Liberty County Jail?

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

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Liberty County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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

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