Orange County Correctional Facility – Orange, TX

Orange County Correctional Facility is in Orange County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in Orange County Correctional Facility? This site will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Orange County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: Find an inmate at Orange County Correctional Facility. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Orange County Correctional Facility
205 S. Border St.
Orange, TX 77630

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 409-883-2612
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Orange County Correctional Facility you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Orange County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info on anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

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Mugshots of Orange County Correctional Facility inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Orange County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Orange County Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum 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 might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • 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 get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Orange County Correctional Facility visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Orange County Correctional Facility phone number is: 409-883-2612

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Orange County Correctional Facility:

Orange County Correctional Facility
205 S. Border St.
Orange, TX 77630

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Orange County Correctional Facility
205 S. Border St.
Orange, TX 77630


The inmate mail policy at Orange County Correctional Facility changes frequently, so be sure to double check the the Orange County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Orange County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Orange County court records are public records. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, 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 given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Orange County court website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Orange County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Orange County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Orange County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Orange County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Orange County Correctional Facility, 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 Orange County Correctional Facility 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 jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Orange County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orange County Correctional Facility, 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 Orange County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Orange County Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Orange County Correctional Facility?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Write a review about Orange County Correctional Facility

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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