Palo Pinto Sheriff – Palo Pinto, TX

Palo Pinto Sheriff is located in Palo Pinto County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in Palo Pinto Sheriff? This page will tell you about everything you might need to know about Palo Pinto Sheriff,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Palo Pinto Sheriff? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Palo Pinto Sheriff
402 Cedar Street / P.O. Box 279
Palo Pinto, TX 76484

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (940) 659-2085
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Palo Pinto Sheriff you should navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Palo Pinto Sheriff Inmate Lookup is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Palo Pinto Sheriff inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Palo Pinto Sheriff. When viewing online you need to put in their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Palo Pinto Sheriff website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available 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

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Palo Pinto Sheriff website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, 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 should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Palo Pinto Sheriff are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official Palo Pinto Sheriff jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 generally more expensive 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 and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (940) 659-2085

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Palo Pinto Sheriff, use this address:

Palo Pinto Sheriff
402 Cedar Street / P.O. Box 279
Palo Pinto, TX 76484

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Palo Pinto Sheriff
402 Cedar Street / P.O. Box 279
Palo Pinto, TX 76484


The Palo Pinto Sheriff mail policy changes often, so be sure to review the official Palo Pinto Sheriff site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your 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 locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Palo Pinto County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the Palo Pinto County website, or at the Palo Pinto County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to visit the Palo Pinto County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to 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 a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 offense. You can access these offenders online, but you should know that you will not get the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Palo Pinto County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if someone had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Palo Pinto County,the Palo Pinto County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top 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 Palo Pinto Sheriff is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Palo Pinto Sheriff, 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 Palo Pinto Sheriff 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 funds to people in jail can change, so it would be best to review the site before 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 Palo Pinto Sheriff

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Palo Pinto Sheriff, 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 Palo Pinto Sheriff

    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 Palo Pinto Sheriff? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Palo Pinto Sheriff

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