Victoria County Jail – Victoria, TX

Victoria County Jail is located in Victoria County, Texas and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for someone at Victoria County Jail? This page gives you about anything related to Victoria County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Victoria County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Victoria County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Victoria County Jail
101 N. Glass St.
Victoria, TX 77901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 361-574-8044
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Victoria County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Victoria County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you should look here, too: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Victoria County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Victoria County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Victoria County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Usually, inmates in the Victoria County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases 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 Victoria County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Victoria County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 361-574-8044

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Victoria County Jail, use this address:

Victoria County Jail
101 N. Glass St.
Victoria, TX 77901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Victoria County Jail
101 N. Glass St.
Victoria, TX 77901


The mail policy at Victoria County Jail changes, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are held at the Victoria County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Victoria County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s 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 judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to 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 might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to go to the Victoria County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Victoria County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Victoria County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Victoria County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Victoria County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Victoria County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Victoria County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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 money to inmates could change, so you should visit the site before you send money 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 Victoria County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Victoria 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 Victoria 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Victoria County Jail


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