Milam County Jail – Cameron, TX

Milam County Jail is located in Milam County, Texas and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone in Milam County Jail? This site gives you about anything related to Milam County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Milam County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Milam County Jail
512 N. Jefferson
Cameron, TX 76520

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 254-697-7063
Fax:

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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 want to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Milam County Jail you need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Milam County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Milam County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the inmate’s first and last 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 down from the Milam County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. 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 must promise to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Milam County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by 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 bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed 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, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued 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 stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 254-697-7063

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Milam County Jail, use this address:

Milam County Jail
512 N. Jefferson
Cameron, TX 76520

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Milam County Jail
512 N. Jefferson
Cameron, TX 76520


The mail policy at Milam County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in Milam County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Milam County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Milam County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Milam County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Milam County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not find the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Milam County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Milam County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Milam County,the Milam County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Milam County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Milam 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 Milam 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 people in jail might change, so you should review the official website when you send funds 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 Milam County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time in Milam County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. angie b says:

    I love u Christopher B!!!!!!

    KEEP UR HEAD UP AND WE’LL SEE YA TOMORROW.
    Forever yours,
    ANGIE B & KAELI DAWN M :-)

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