Oldham County Jail – Vega, TX

Oldham County Jail is in Oldham County, TX and is the main jail for that area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Oldham County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Oldham County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Oldham County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Oldham County Jail
P. O. Box 452
Vega, TX 79092

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 806-267-2162
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Oldham County Jail you should navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Oldham County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Oldham County Jail website, or you can see them at the Oldham County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Oldham County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 Oldham County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral.

You can 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that will help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you try 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 . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 806-267-2162

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Oldham County Jail is:

Oldham County Jail
P. O. Box 452
Vega, TX 79092

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Oldham County Jail
P. O. Box 452
Vega, TX 79092


The inmate mail policy at Oldham County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official Oldham County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or at the Oldham County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Oldham County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Oldham County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to visit the Oldham County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Oldham County,the Oldham County Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Oldham County Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 process for sending money to inmates at Oldham County Jail can change, so be sure to check the site when send money 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 Oldham County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 Oldham County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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