Upshur County Justice Center – Gilmer, TX

Upshur County Justice Center is in Upshur County, TX and is the main jail for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Upshur County Justice Center? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Upshur County Justice Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Upshur County Justice Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Upshur County Justice Center intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Upshur County Justice Center
405 North Titus
Gilmer, TX 75644

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 903-843-2541
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Upshur County Justice Center you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Upshur County Justice Center Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get information for anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Upshur County Justice Center. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Upshur County Justice Center website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for court, 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 must call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Upshur County Justice Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Upshur County Justice Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then 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 will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a 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 and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Upshur County Justice Center are always changing, so you should check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must 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 forbidden.

The Upshur County Justice Center phone number is: 903-843-2541

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Upshur County Justice Center is:

Upshur County Justice Center
405 North Titus
Gilmer, TX 75644

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Upshur County Justice Center
405 North Titus
Gilmer, TX 75644


The inmate mail policy at Upshur County Justice Center changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official Upshur County Justice Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Upshur County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • 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 can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Upshur County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Upshur County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Upshur County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Upshur County,the Upshur County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Upshur County Justice Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Upshur County Justice Center, 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 Upshur County Justice Center 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 inmates can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Upshur County Justice Center 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Upshur County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Upshur County Justice Center, 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 Upshur County Justice Center

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Upshur County Justice Center?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Upshur County Justice Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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