Newton County Jail – Newton, TX

Newton County Jail is located in Newton County, TX and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Newton County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything one might want to know about Newton County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Newton County Jail
110 E. Court Street
Newton, TX 75966

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 409-379-3636
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Newton County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Newton County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Newton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Newton County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is 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 are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. 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 just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Newton County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the jail 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 409-379-3636

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Newton County Jail
110 E. Court Street
Newton, TX 75966

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newton County Jail
110 E. Court Street
Newton, TX 75966


The mail policy at Newton County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which 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 you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Newton County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your case are available at the Newton County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the Newton County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Newton County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. 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 the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Newton County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Newton County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t discover if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving records 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 local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Newton County,the Newton County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Newton County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 money to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Newton County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Newton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Newton 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 Newton 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 been incarcerated at Newton County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Newton County Jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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