Terry County Jail – Brownfield, TX

Terry County Jail is located in Terry County, TX and is the main jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody in Terry County Jail? This site gives you about anything you might need to know about Terry County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Terry County Jail intake procedures. Terry County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Terry County Jail
P. O. Box 1106
Brownfield, TX 79316

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 806-637-2212
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Terry County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Terry County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: 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 make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Terry County Jail website, or you can see them at the Terry County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Terry County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Terry County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Terry County Jail are always changing, so 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 . These phone calls are a lot more expensive 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 inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 806-637-2212

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Terry County Jail, use this address:

Terry County Jail
P. O. Box 1106
Brownfield, TX 79316

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Terry County Jail
P. O. Box 1106
Brownfield, TX 79316


The mail policy is always changing, so double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

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 include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You can access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Terry County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Terry County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Terry County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Terry County,the Terry County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Terry County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Terry 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 Terry 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 always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Terry County Jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Terry County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate in Terry County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Terry County Jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Terry County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like 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 Terry County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Terry County Jail


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