Tyler County Jail – Woodville, TX

Tyler County Jail is in Tyler County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in jail at Tyler County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything related to Tyler County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Tyler County Jail. How to view Tyler County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Tyler County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tyler County Jail
702 N. Magnolia
Woodville, TX 75979

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 409-283-2172
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Tyler County Jail you need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Tyler County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Tyler County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Tyler County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Tyler County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Tyler County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that 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 must call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Tyler County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to 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 should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Tyler County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you review the jail site before you try to 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 409-283-2172

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Tyler County Jail is:

Tyler County Jail
702 N. Magnolia
Woodville, TX 75979

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tyler County Jail
702 N. Magnolia
Woodville, TX 75979


The mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official Tyler County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

Tyler County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Tyler County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Tyler County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Tyler County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Tyler County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Tyler County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Tyler County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After 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 Tyler 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 Tyler 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 people in jail might change, so review the 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tyler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tyler 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 Tyler 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 that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? 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? Need to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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