Upton County Jail – Rankin, TX

Upton County Jail is in Upton County, TX and is the main jail for this area. Do you know somebody in jail at Upton County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Upton County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Upton County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Upton County Jail
1106 N Grand St.
Rankin, TX 79778

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 432-693-2422
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Upton County Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Upton County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county 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 booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of Upton County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Upton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Upton County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner at Upton County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Upton County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed 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 uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Upton County Jail change often, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Upton County Jail phone number is: 432-693-2422

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Upton County Jail:

Upton County Jail
1106 N Grand St.
Rankin, TX 79778

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Upton County Jail
1106 N Grand St.
Rankin, TX 79778


The Upton County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Upton County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Upton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Upton County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You can access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Upton County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Upton County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind 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 Upton County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, just 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 court case file containing a docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Upton County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Upton County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, 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 these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Upton County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Upton County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Upton County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Upton 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 Upton 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 process for sending funds to inmates might change, so you should check the official website when you send funds to an inmate 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Upton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Upton 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 Upton County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Upton County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to review Upton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Upton County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Upton County Jail Link
    Upton County Jail Inmate Search
    Upton County Jail Mugshots
    Upton County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Upton County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Upton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Upton County Jail
    Upton County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Upton County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Upton County Jail
    Jobs at Upton County Jail


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