Trinity County Jail – Groveton, TX

Trinity County Jail is in Trinity County and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Trinity County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Trinity County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Trinity County Jail
Po Box 95
Groveton, TX 75845

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 936-642-1424
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Trinity County Jail you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Trinity County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find info about anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Trinity County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Trinity County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Trinity County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Trinity County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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 rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 936-642-1424

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Trinity County Jail is:

Trinity County Jail
Po Box 95
Groveton, TX 75845

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Trinity County Jail
Po Box 95
Groveton, TX 75845


The Trinity County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Trinity County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. They do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your 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 collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, 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 prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the Trinity County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Trinity County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the address block 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 includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can 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 complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Trinity County,the Trinity County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Trinity County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Trinity 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 Trinity County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail is likely to change, so check the official Trinity County Jail site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Trinity County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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