Pecos County Jail – Fort Stockton, TX

Pecos County Jail is located in Pecos County, Texas and is the correctional facility for that area. Know someone at Pecos County Jail? This guide gives you about anything related to Pecos County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Pecos County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pecos County Jail
1774 N Hwy 285
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 432-336-3521
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who is in jail at Pecos County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Pecos County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you should look here: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Pecos County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Pecos County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. 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 must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 432-336-3521

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pecos County Jail:

Pecos County Jail
1774 N Hwy 285
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pecos County Jail
1774 N Hwy 285
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Pecos County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Pecos County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at Pecos County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. They do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can request to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can just access the Pecos County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Pecos County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Pecos County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Pecos County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, 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 a fee for a more intensive 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, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Pecos County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pecos County,the Pecos County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Pecos County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Pecos 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 Pecos 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 Pecos County Jail inmates can change, so you should review the site before you send any funds.

    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 Pecos County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Pecos County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Pecos County Jail


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