Williamson County Corrections – Georgetown, TX

Williamson County Corrections is in Williamson County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody locked up in Williamson County Corrections? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Williamson County Corrections: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Williamson County Corrections intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Williamson County Corrections
306 West Rock St
Georgetown, TX 78626

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (512) 943-1365
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Williamson County Corrections you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Williamson County Corrections Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Williamson County Corrections prisoners can be viewed on the Williamson County Corrections website, or you can go in person to the Williamson County Corrections. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Williamson County Corrections site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Williamson County Corrections are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted 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. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Williamson County Corrections website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Williamson County Corrections can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (512) 943-1365

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Williamson County Corrections:

Williamson County Corrections
306 West Rock St
Georgetown, TX 78626

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Williamson County Corrections
306 West Rock St
Georgetown, TX 78626


The mail policy changes often, so you should double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more info on this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the Williamson County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at Williamson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. They do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just go to the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Williamson County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Williamson County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    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 the Williamson County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Williamson County 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 Williamson County 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so you should check the official website before send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Williamson County Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Williamson County 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 Williamson County Corrections

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Williamson County Corrections? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Williamson County Corrections


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