Midland County Jail Central Detention Center – Midland, TX

Midland County Jail Central Detention Center is in Midland County, TX and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone at Midland County Jail Central Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Midland County Jail Central Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Midland County Jail Central Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Midland County Jail Central Detention Center
400 S. Main
Midland, TX 79701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 432-688-4745
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Midland County Jail Central Detention Center you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Midland County Jail Central Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you can look here, too: Texas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can view them at the Midland County Jail Central Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Midland County Jail Central Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, if you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 must agree to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Midland County Jail Central Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Midland County Jail Central Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Midland County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of 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 have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. It also depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should review the official Midland County Jail Central Detention Center jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Midland County Jail Central Detention Center phone number is: 432-688-4745

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Midland County Jail Central Detention Center is:

Midland County Jail Central Detention Center
400 S. Main
Midland, TX 79701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Midland County Jail Central Detention Center
400 S. Main
Midland, TX 79701


The Midland County Jail Central Detention Center mail policy can change, so you should review the the Midland County Jail Central Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Midland County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Midland 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. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Midland County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get 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 severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Midland County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but you should know that you can’t find the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Midland County Courthouse and check in person, 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, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Midland County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Midland County,the Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Midland County Jail Central Detention Center is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Midland County Jail Central Detention Center, 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 Midland County Jail Central Detention Center 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 Midland County Jail Central Detention Center inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official Midland County Jail Central Detention Center site before 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 Midland County Jail Central Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Midland County Jail Central Detention Center, 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 Midland County Jail Central Detention Center

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Midland County Jail Central Detention Center


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