Nolan County Jail – Sweetwater, TX

Nolan County Jail is in Nolan County, Texas and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Nolan County Jail? This site gives you information about everything you might need to know about Nolan County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Nolan County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Nolan County Jail intake procedures. Nolan County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Nolan County Jail
100 East Third, Suite 110
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 325-235-5471
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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 want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Nolan County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Nolan County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Texas Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of Nolan County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Nolan County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Nolan County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. 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 websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Nolan County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Nolan County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued 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 to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Nolan County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 325-235-5471

Sending Mail to Inmates

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

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Nolan County Jail is:

Nolan County Jail
100 East Third, Suite 110
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nolan County Jail
100 East Third, Suite 110
Sweetwater, TX 79556


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official Nolan County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Nolan County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Nolan County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You can access court records via the Nolan County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Nolan County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept at the Nolan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Nolan County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Nolan County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Nolan County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, rather 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 that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Nolan County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Nolan County,the Nolan County 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 the Nolan County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Nolan 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 Nolan 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 someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Nolan County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Nolan County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at Nolan County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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Comments

  1. Gabie says:

    Mike D I love u and it won’t let me answer the calls anymore I hope you get this I’m not ignoring you I promise!

  2. Donna B says:

    My boyfriend is in jail here. I was told that a cell mate was passing notes to another cell. And, instead of taking time to view the recorded video. Everyone will be punished. I was told that I wouldn’t be able to visit him or talk to him by phone for 21 days. I understand, that they’re in jail, for a reason. But, how can one person be held responsible, for the actions of another. So, I assume, I’m to be punished for the guilty party as well? By not being able to see my loved one for 21 days. That’s extremely unfair!

  3. Barbie g says:

    Vito…
    Snuggle bear…i miss u ..i hope u got the letter with pics I sent u….i love u and miss u everyday….cant wait till u get home……but guess what ??? It has always been yoi!!!

  4. Christiane Dawn C. says:

    My names Christiane DAWN C. my friend Amanda Leeann G. is here I think… if sooo I love her and sent her a card and recently before she left taylor county I put 20$ on her books

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