Webb County Detention Center – Laredo, TX

Webb County Detention Center is in Webb County, Texas and is the jail for that area. Looking for someone at Webb County Detention Center? This page tells you all about anything one might want to know about Webb County Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Webb County Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Webb County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Webb County Detention Center
9998 S. Highway 83
Laredo, TX 78046

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 956-723-1985
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Webb County Detention Center you have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Webb County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Webb County Detention Center inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Webb County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Webb County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted 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 in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Webb County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know 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

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its easy. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Webb County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there may be 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 custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official Webb County Detention Center jail site before you go to visitation.

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 more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Webb County Detention Center phone number is: 956-723-1985

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender 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 Webb County Detention Center is:

Webb County Detention Center
9998 S. Highway 83
Laredo, TX 78046

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Webb County Detention Center
9998 S. Highway 83
Laredo, TX 78046


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the the Webb County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Webb County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court records using the Webb County website, or by going to the Webb County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Webb County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Webb County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Webb County,the Webb County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Webb County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Webb County Detention 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 Webb County Detention 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 funds to jail inmates changes, so you should review 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 Webb County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webb County Detention 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 Webb County Detention 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:

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Webb County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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