Robertson County Jail – Franklin, TX

Robertson County Jail is in Robertson County and is the main jail for this region. Do you know someone locked up in Robertson County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything related to Robertson County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Robertson County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Robertson County Jail
P. O. Box 1109
Franklin, TX 77856

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 979-828-3299
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 locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Robertson County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Robertson County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get information on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Robertson County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Robertson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Robertson County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Robertson County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 must call the Robertson County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Robertson County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Robertson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Robertson County Jail phone number is: 979-828-3299

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should write the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Robertson County Jail is:

Robertson County Jail
P. O. Box 1109
Franklin, TX 77856

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Robertson County Jail
P. O. Box 1109
Franklin, TX 77856


The inmate mail policy at Robertson County Jail changes, so you should double check the the Robertson County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Robertson County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at the Robertson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Robertson County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are able to request to have a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or 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 a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

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

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Robertson County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Robertson 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 Robertson 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 money to inmates is always changing, so review the official Robertson County Jail site when 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Robertson County Jail

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

    • 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 have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Robertson County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Robertson County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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