Titus County Jail – Mount Pleasant, TX

Titus County Jail is located in Titus County and is the jail for the area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Titus County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything one might want to know about Titus County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Titus County Jail. How to view Titus County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Titus County Jail
304 South Van Buren Avenue
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 903-577-7200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

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

To look up who’s in jail at Titus County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Titus County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Titus County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Titus County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Titus County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Titus County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Titus County 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 most of the time, its really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Titus County Jail

Have you ever used 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

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get 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 get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Titus County Jail can change, so you should visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Titus County Jail phone number is: 903-577-7200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Titus County Jail is:

Titus County Jail
304 South Van Buren Avenue
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Titus County Jail
304 South Van Buren Avenue
Mount Pleasant, TX 75455


The mail policy at Titus County Jail changes often, so review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in Titus County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Titus County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records via the Titus County website, or at the Titus County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Titus County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are kept at Titus County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Titus County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to have a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Titus County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Titus County jail website or call the jail. 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, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Titus County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered 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 internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Titus County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Titus County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Titus 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 Titus 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 someone in jail at Titus County Jail could change, so we suggest that you check the official Titus County Jail site when you send funds 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Titus County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Titus 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 Titus 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Titus County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Titus County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Titus County Jail Link
    Titus County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Titus County Jail Mugshots
    Titus County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Titus County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Titus County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Titus County Jail
    Titus County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Titus County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Titus County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Titus County Jail Jobs


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