Parmer County Jail – Farwell, TX

Parmer County Jail is in Parker County, Texas and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody in Parmer County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything related to Parmer County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Parmer County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Parmer County Jail
P.O. Box 860
Farwell, TX 79325

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-481-3303
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Parmer County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Parmer County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Parmer County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Parmer County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will 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 a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate at Parmer County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Parmer County Jail can change, so visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Parmer County Jail phone number is: 806-481-3303

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Parmer County Jail is:

Parmer County Jail
P.O. Box 860
Farwell, TX 79325

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Parmer County Jail
P.O. Box 860
Farwell, TX 79325


The mail policy at Parmer County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the official Parmer County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket and all documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Parker County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Parker County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if that person has had any:

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Parker County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Parker 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 getting locked up in the Parker County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Parmer 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 Parmer County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Parmer County Jail changes, so be sure to review the official Parmer County Jail 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 Parmer County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Parmer 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 Parmer 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Parmer County Jail Link
    Parmer County Jail Inmate Search
    Parmer County Jail Mugshots
    Parmer County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Parmer County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Parmer County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Parmer County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Parmer County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Parmer County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Parmer County Jail
    Parmer County Jail Employment


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