Throckmorton County Jail – Throckmorton, TX

Throckmorton County Jail is located in Throckmorton County and is the main jail for the area. Know someone incarcerated at Throckmorton County Jail? This site gives you about anything you might need to know about Throckmorton County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Throckmorton County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Throckmorton County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Throckmorton County Jail
P. O. Box 578
Throckmorton, TX 76483

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 940-849-3431
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Throckmorton County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Throckmorton County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Throckmorton County Jail inmates are on the Throckmorton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Throckmorton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Throckmorton County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is 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 won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • 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 process is made up of the following 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.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Throckmorton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 940-849-3431

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Throckmorton County Jail:

Throckmorton County Jail
P. O. Box 578
Throckmorton, TX 76483

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Throckmorton County Jail
P. O. Box 578
Throckmorton, TX 76483


The mail policy at Throckmorton County Jail changes often, so you should double check the the Throckmorton County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Throckmorton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Throckmorton County court records are public records. They have a file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Throckmorton County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Throckmorton County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Throckmorton County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Throckmorton County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Throckmorton County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Throckmorton County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Throckmorton 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 Throckmorton 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Throckmorton County Jail is likely to change, so review the official website when 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 Throckmorton County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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