San Jacinto County Jail – Coldspring, TX

San Jacinto County Jail is in San Jacinto County and is the main jail for this county. Looking for somebody in jail at San Jacinto County Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about San Jacinto County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. San Jacinto County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

San Jacinto County Jail
75 W. Cedar Avenue
Coldspring, TX 77331

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 936-653-4367
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at San Jacinto County Jail you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The San Jacinto County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshotes of San Jacinto County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them at the San Jacinto County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the San Jacinto County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. 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 various websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the San Jacinto County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out 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 have a release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out 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. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at San Jacinto County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 936-653-4367

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

San Jacinto County Jail
75 W. Cedar Avenue
Coldspring, TX 77331

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Jacinto County Jail
75 W. Cedar Avenue
Coldspring, TX 77331


The San Jacinto County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so double check the official San Jacinto County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in San Jacinto County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

San Jacinto County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court case records using the San Jacinto County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just go to the San Jacinto County jail website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not see if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In San Jacinto County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the San Jacinto County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County Jail could change, so check the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at San Jacinto County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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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? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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