Reagan County Jail – Big Lake, TX

Reagan County Jail is located in Reagan County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone locked up in Reagan County Jail? This site tells you info about anything related to Reagan County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Reagan County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Reagan County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Reagan County Jail
320 North Plaza Avenue
Big Lake, TX 76932

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (325) 884-2424
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Reagan County Jail you have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Reagan County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Reagan County Jail prisoners are online, or you can see them at the Reagan County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Reagan County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know 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 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, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Reagan County Jail phone number is: (325) 884-2424

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and examined by staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Reagan County Jail
320 North Plaza Avenue
Big Lake, TX 76932

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Reagan County Jail
320 North Plaza Avenue
Big Lake, TX 76932


The Reagan County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system in Reagan County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Reagan County court records are a matter of public record. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Reagan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Reagan County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Reagan County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Reagan County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Reagan County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t discover if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Reagan County,the Reagan County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Reagan County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Reagan 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 Reagan County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Reagan County Jail could change, so it would be best to review the official website when you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Reagan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Reagan 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 Reagan 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 Reagan County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Reagan County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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