Parker County Jail is in Panola County and is the primary jail for this county. Know someone at Parker County Jail? This page tells you info about anything one might want to know about Parker County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Parker County Jail
129 Hogle Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 817-594-8845
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who is in jail at Parker County Jail you will have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Parker County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for may be in another jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Texas
A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Parker County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Parker County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record 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.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.
Usually, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Parker County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral.
If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.
Phone Number: 817-594-8845
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Parker County Jail:
Parker County Jail
129 Hogle Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Parker County Jail
129 Hogle Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
The mail policy at Parker County Jail changes often, so it would be best to review the the Parker County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Texas State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
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 file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You can access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Panola County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Panola County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Panola County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they has had any:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Panola County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Panola County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Parker County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Parker 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Parker County Jail might change, so you should check the the Parker County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Parker County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Parker 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.
Things you can include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Parker County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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