Uvalde County Jail – Uvalde, TX

Uvalde County Jail is located in Uvalde County, TX and is the jail for this county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Uvalde County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Uvalde County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Uvalde County Jail
339 King Fisher Ln. €˘ Box 1
Uvalde, TX 78801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (830) 278-4111
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Uvalde County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Uvalde County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: Texas County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them at the Uvalde County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Uvalde County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is 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 do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Uvalde County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including 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 jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so check the official Uvalde County Jail jail 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 . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (830) 278-4111

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Uvalde County Jail:

Uvalde County Jail
339 King Fisher Ln. €˘ Box 1
Uvalde, TX 78801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Uvalde County Jail
339 King Fisher Ln. €˘ Box 1
Uvalde, TX 78801


The Uvalde County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Uvalde County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you can ask to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to go to the Uvalde County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Uvalde County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Uvalde County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Uvalde County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Uvalde County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Uvalde County,the Uvalde 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Uvalde County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Uvalde 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 Uvalde 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you review the official Uvalde County Jail site before you send any funds.

    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 Uvalde County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Uvalde County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Uvalde County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to reconnect with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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