Terrell County Jail – Sanderson, TX

Terrell County Jail is in Terrell County and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for somebody in jail at Terrell County Jail? This guide gives you about anything related to Terrell County Jail: Find an inmate at Terrell County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Terrell County Jail intake procedures. Terrell County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Terrell County Jail
P. O. Box 320
Sanderson, TX 79848

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 432-345-2525
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Terrell County Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Terrell County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Terrell County Jail website, or you can see them at the Terrell County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Terrell County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Terrell County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, 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, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate 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 a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, 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 know the release date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Terrell County Jail phone number is: 432-345-2525

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Terrell County Jail is:

Terrell County Jail
P. O. Box 320
Sanderson, TX 79848

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Terrell County Jail
P. O. Box 320
Sanderson, TX 79848


The Terrell County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official Terrell County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Terrell County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Terrell County 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 file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are held at the Terrell County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Terrell County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out just access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Terrell County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Terrell County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Terrell County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI 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 Terrell County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Terrell 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 Terrell 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 people in jail could change, so we suggest that you visit the official website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Terrell County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Terrell 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 Terrell County Jail

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Terrell County Jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Terrell County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Terrell County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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