Travis County Correctional Complex – Del Valle, TX

Travis County Correctional Complex is in Travis County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know somebody locked up in Travis County Correctional Complex? This page gives you all about everything you might want to know about Travis County Correctional Complexsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Travis County Correctional Complex. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Travis County Correctional Complex intake procedures. Travis County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Travis County Correctional Complex
3614 Bill Price Rd
Del Valle, TX 78617

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 512-854-9770
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Travis County Correctional Complex you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Travis County Correctional Complex Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Travis County Correctional Complex. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Travis County Correctional Complex site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates at Travis County Correctional Complex are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact 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

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you 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.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone 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, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Travis County Correctional Complex can change, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Travis County Correctional Complex phone number is: 512-854-9770

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Travis County Correctional Complex is:

Travis County Correctional Complex
3614 Bill Price Rd
Del Valle, TX 78617

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Travis County Correctional Complex
3614 Bill Price Rd
Del Valle, TX 78617


The inmate mail policy at Travis County Correctional Complex changes frequently, so be sure to visit the the Travis County Correctional Complex website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Travis County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Travis County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Travis County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Travis County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Travis County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Travis County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    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 call the Travis County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Travis County,the Travis County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Travis County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Travis County Correctional Complex, 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 Travis County Correctional Complex 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 funds to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the site before you send any money.

    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 Travis County Correctional Complex

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Travis County Correctional Complex, 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 Travis County Correctional Complex

    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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Travis County Correctional Complex? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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