Stephens County Law Enforcement Center – Breckenridge, TX

Stephens County Law Enforcement Center is located in Stephens County, Texas and is the correctional facility for the county. Know somebody in Stephens County Law Enforcement Center? This guide gives you information about everything related to Stephens County Law Enforcement Center,like the following: 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. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Stephens County Law Enforcement Center
210 East Dyer
Breckenridge, TX 76424

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 254-559-2481
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Stephens County Law Enforcement Center you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Stephens County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Stephens County Law Enforcement Center inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Stephens County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should check the official jail site before you try to 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Stephens County Law Enforcement Center phone number is: 254-559-2481

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Stephens County Law Enforcement Center, use this address:

Stephens County Law Enforcement Center
210 East Dyer
Breckenridge, TX 76424

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stephens County Law Enforcement Center
210 East Dyer
Breckenridge, TX 76424


The Stephens County Law Enforcement Center mail policy is always changing, so review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Stephens County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Stephens County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Stephens County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access court records using the website, or by going to the Stephens County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Stephens County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Stephens County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stephens County,the Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Stephens County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Stephens County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Stephens County Law Enforcement Center 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 can change, so you should review the official Stephens County Law Enforcement Center site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stephens County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Stephens County Law Enforcement Center

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Stephens County Law Enforcement Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up 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 get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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