Sabine County Jail – Hemphill, TX

Sabine County Jail is located in Sabine County, Texas and is the primary jail for that area. Know someone locked up in Sabine County Jail? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Sabine County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Sabine County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Sabine County Jail
Po Box 848
Hemphill, TX 75948-0848

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (409) 787-2266
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

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

To look up who is in jail at Sabine County Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sabine County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Sabine County Jail prisoners are on the Sabine County Jail website, or you can see them at the Sabine County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Sabine County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Sabine County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Sabine County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail 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 the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Sabine County Jail

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that could help others get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Sabine County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so check the official jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Sabine County Jail phone number is: (409) 787-2266

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sabine County Jail is:

Sabine County Jail
Po Box 848
Hemphill, TX 75948-0848

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sabine County Jail
Po Box 848
Hemphill, TX 75948-0848


The mail policy at Sabine County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Sabine County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Texas 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? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Sabine County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at the Sabine County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Sabine County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to query the Sabine County jail website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Sabine County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sabine County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Sabine County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Sabine 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 Sabine 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 procedure to send funds to Sabine County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to check the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Sabine County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sabine 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 Sabine 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at Sabine County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Sabine County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Sabine County Jail? What were the other inmates like? 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 need to find a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Sabine County Jail


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