Panola County Jail – Carthage, TX

Panola County Jail is located in Pamer County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody in Panola County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything related to Panola County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Panola County Jail? How to view Panola County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Panola County Jail
314 West Wellington
Carthage, TX 75633

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 903-693-0333
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

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

In order to see who is in jail at Panola County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Panola County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Panola County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Panola County Jail website, or you can see them at the Panola County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Panola County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go 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 be in court on your court date, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right 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. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 Panola County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Panola County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, 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 their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Panola County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Panola County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 903-693-0333

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Panola County Jail, use this address:

Panola County Jail
314 West Wellington
Carthage, TX 75633

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Panola County Jail
314 West Wellington
Carthage, TX 75633


The mail policy at Panola County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the the Panola County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate 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 to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Pamer County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the 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 jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pamer County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Pamer County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Panola County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Panola 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 Panola 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 funds to someone in jail at Panola County Jail can change, so it would be best to check the official website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Panola County Jail

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

    • 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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Panola County Jail Link
    Panola County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Panola County Jail Mugshots
    Panola County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Panola County Jail Visitation
    Panola County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Panola County Jail
    Pamer County Warrants
    Panola County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Panola County Jail
    Panola County Jail Employment


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