Red River County Jail – Clarksville, TX

Red River County Jail is located in Red River County and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone in Red River County Jail? This site tells you all about everything related to Red River County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Red River County Jail
500 North Cedar Street
Clarksville, TX 75426

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (903) 427-3838
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Red River County Jail you should visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Red River County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Red River County Jail website, or you can see them at the Red River County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Red River County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you must not go out of town.

Typically, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Red River County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Red River County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following 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.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (903) 427-3838

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Red River County Jail
500 North Cedar Street
Clarksville, TX 75426

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Red River County Jail
500 North Cedar Street
Clarksville, TX 75426


The inmate mail policy at Red River County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Red River County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Red River County court records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer 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 jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Red River County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the Red River County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. 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 the date of their arrest, contact the Red River County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state 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 view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Red River County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Red River County,the Red River County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Red River County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Red River County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Red River 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 Red River 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 at Red River County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official website before you send any money.

    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 Red River County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Red River 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 Red River 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:

    • 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 incarcerated in Red River County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Red River County Jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Red River County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Red River County Jail Website
    Red River County Jail Inmate Search
    Red River County Jail Mugshots
    Red River County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Red River County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Red River County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Red River County Jail
    Red River County Warrant Inquiry
    Red River County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Red River County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Red River County Jail Jobs


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