Willacy County Adult Corrections – Raymondville, TX

Willacy County Adult Corrections is located in Willacy County, TX and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Willacy County Adult Corrections? This page tells you about anything you might need to know about Willacy County Adult Corrections: Find out who’s in jail at Willacy County Adult Corrections? How to view Willacy County Adult Corrections mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Willacy County Adult Corrections intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Willacy County Adult Corrections
1601 County Road 300 South
Raymondville, TX 78580

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (956) 689-5099
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To see who is in jail at Willacy County Adult Corrections you will need to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Willacy County Adult Corrections Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Willacy County Adult Corrections. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Willacy County Adult Corrections site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Willacy County Adult Corrections are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Willacy County Adult Corrections. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Willacy County Adult Corrections website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding 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 there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the official site before you go.

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 much more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (956) 689-5099

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Willacy County Adult Corrections is:

Willacy County Adult Corrections
1601 County Road 300 South
Raymondville, TX 78580

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Willacy County Adult Corrections
1601 County Road 300 South
Raymondville, TX 78580


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being 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 ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Willacy County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Willacy 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. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Willacy County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court 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 get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Willacy County court magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Willacy County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Willacy County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Willacy County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

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 going to the Willacy County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and 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 are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you won’t get the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Willacy County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Willacy County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Willacy County,the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Willacy County Adult Corrections is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Willacy County Adult Corrections, 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 Willacy County Adult Corrections 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 people in jail changes, so we suggest that you check the site when send money to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Willacy County Adult Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Willacy County Adult Corrections, 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 Willacy County Adult Corrections

    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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Willacy County Adult Corrections?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Willacy County Adult Corrections.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • 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’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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