Schleicher County Jail – Eldorado, TX

Schleicher County Jail is in Schleicher County, TX and is the primary jail for this area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Schleicher County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Schleicher County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Schleicher County Jail
2 Divide
Eldorado, TX 76936

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (325) 853-2593
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Schleicher County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Schleicher County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be at a different jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Schleicher County Jail website, or you can view them at the Schleicher County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Schleicher County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner at Schleicher County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge 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 has been set really high, the bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Schleicher County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine your 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 your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out 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 requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Schleicher County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (325) 853-2593

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Schleicher County Jail is:

Schleicher County Jail
2 Divide
Eldorado, TX 76936

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Schleicher County Jail
2 Divide
Eldorado, TX 76936


The mail policy at Schleicher County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Schleicher County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read our guide: 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 a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

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 with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Schleicher County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Schleicher County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Schleicher County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with 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 convicted sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Schleicher County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Schleicher County,the Schleicher County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Schleicher County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Schleicher 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 Schleicher 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 at Schleicher County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the site before you send funds to an inmate 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Schleicher County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Schleicher County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Schleicher County Jail


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