Taylor County Adult Detention Center – Abilene, TX

Taylor County Adult Detention Center is in Taylor County, Texas and is the jail for that region. Know somebody at Taylor County Adult Detention Center? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Taylor County Adult Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Taylor County Adult Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Taylor County Adult Detention Center
910 South 27Th
Abilene, TX 79602

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 325-691-7422
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Taylor County Adult Detention Center you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Taylor County Adult Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Taylor County Adult Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Taylor County Adult Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Taylor County

Have you ever had to use a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that might help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Taylor County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Taylor County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 325-691-7422

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Taylor County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Taylor County Adult Detention Center
910 South 27Th
Abilene, TX 79602

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Taylor County Adult Detention Center
910 South 27Th
Abilene, TX 79602


The mail policy at Taylor County Adult Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Taylor County Adult Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Taylor County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Taylor County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, 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 a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Taylor County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just query the Taylor County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Taylor County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Taylor County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Taylor County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records 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.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Taylor County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. Then 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 Taylor County Adult Detention 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 Taylor County Adult Detention 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Taylor County Adult Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Taylor County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Taylor County Adult Detention 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 Taylor County Adult Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Taylor County Adult Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Taylor County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Taylor County Adult Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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