Randall County Jail – Amarillo, TX

Randall County Jail is located in Randall County, TX and is the main jail for this region. Do you know somebody at Randall County Jail? This site gives you about anything you might need to know about Randall County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Randall County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Randall County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Randall County Jail
9100 S. Georgia
Amarillo, TX 79118

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-468-5752
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Randall County Jail you need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Randall County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Randall County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Randall County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Randall County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

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 jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person 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 don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Randall County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, 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 jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone 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, 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 at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you visit the official Randall County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Randall County Jail phone number is: 806-468-5752

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Randall County Jail
9100 S. Georgia
Amarillo, TX 79118

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Randall County Jail
9100 S. Georgia
Amarillo, TX 79118


The Randall County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Randall County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Randall County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are available at the Randall County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must 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 some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Randall County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Randall County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Randall County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Randall County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access 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 their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Randall County Courthouse and check in person, 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 complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Randall County,the Randall County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Randall County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Randall 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 Randall 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 inmates changes, so you should double check the the Randall County Jail website before send funds 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 Randall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Randall 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 Randall County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Randall County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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