Scurry County Jail – Snyder, TX

Scurry County Jail is in Scurry County, Texas and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for someone at Scurry County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything you might need to know about Scurry County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Scurry County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Scurry County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scurry County Jail
1300 26Th Street
Snyder, TX 79549

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 325-573-3551
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Scurry County Jail you will need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Scurry County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Scurry County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Scurry County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Scurry County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Scurry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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 might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a 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 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone 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 jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Scurry County Jail are always changing, so you should 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Scurry County Jail phone number is: 325-573-3551

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Scurry County Jail is:

Scurry County Jail
1300 26Th Street
Snyder, TX 79549

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scurry County Jail
1300 26Th Street
Snyder, TX 79549


The inmate mail policy at Scurry County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Scurry County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Scurry County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Scurry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Scurry County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Scurry County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Scurry County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should visit the Scurry County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Scurry County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Scurry County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are 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 offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Scurry County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Scurry County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following 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 Scurry 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 Scurry 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 money to jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the the Scurry County Jail website when you send money 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 Scurry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scurry 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 Scurry 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Scurry County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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