Lubbock County Jail – Lubbock, TX

Lubbock County Jail is in Lubbock County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Lubbock County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Lubbock County Jail: Find an inmate at Lubbock County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lubbock County Jail
904 Broadway P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, TX 79408

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-775-1000
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Lubbock County Jail you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lubbock County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Lubbock County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Lubbock County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records 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.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Lubbock County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Lubbock County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lubbock County Jail can change, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you 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, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Lubbock County Jail phone number is: 806-775-1000

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lubbock County Jail:

Lubbock County Jail
904 Broadway P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, TX 79408

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lubbock County Jail
904 Broadway P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, TX 79408


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Lubbock County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social 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 in Texas.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

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 are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access your court records using the Lubbock County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lubbock County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to visit the Lubbock County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Lubbock County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Lubbock County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Lubbock County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Lubbock County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lubbock County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Lubbock County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 money to inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Lubbock County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 an inmate at Lubbock County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Lubbock County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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