San Saba County Jail – San Saba, TX

San Saba County Jail is in San Saba County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody locked up in San Saba County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might need to know about San Saba County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at San Saba County Jail? How to view San Saba County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

San Saba County Jail
500E. Wallace
San Saba, TX 76877

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 325-372-5551
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at San Saba County Jail you have to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The San Saba County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the San Saba County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the San Saba County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You must 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. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the San Saba County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: 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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at San Saba County Jail can change, so make sure that you check the official 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 . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The San Saba County Jail phone number is: 325-372-5551

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at San Saba County Jail:

San Saba County Jail
500E. Wallace
San Saba, TX 76877

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Saba County Jail
500E. Wallace
San Saba, TX 76877


The mail policy at San Saba County Jail can change, so you should double check the official San Saba County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

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

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

San Saba County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the San Saba County website, or at the San Saba County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at the San Saba County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The San Saba County court magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the San Saba County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the San Saba County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the San Saba County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the San Saba County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the San Saba County 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 completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In San Saba County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the San Saba County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 San Saba 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 Saba 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so be sure to check the site before send money 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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at San Saba County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in San Saba County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in San Saba County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about 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 need to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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