Lampasas County Jail – Lampasas, TX

Lampasas County Jail is located in Lampasas County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Lampasas County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about Lampasas County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Lampasas County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

Main Menu

The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lampasas County Jail
410 East Fourth Street
Lampasas, TX 76550

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 512-556-8255
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Lampasas County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Lampasas County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you can check our Texas county jail guide: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Lampasas County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lampasas County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Lampasas County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Lampasas County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Lampasas County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lampasas County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

Post A Comment

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

Click here to leave a comment

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you go.

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 . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 512-556-8255

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lampasas County Jail:

Lampasas County Jail
410 East Fourth Street
Lampasas, TX 76550

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lampasas County Jail
410 East Fourth Street
Lampasas, TX 76550


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Lampasas County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to 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 maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you 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, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Lampasas County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t find the precise address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Lampasas County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to post a comment

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lampasas County,the Lampasas County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Lampasas County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lampasas 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 Lampasas 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 rules for sending funds to inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lampasas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lampasas 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 Lampasas 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell your story


    Return To Main Menu

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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.

    Post A Comment

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Lampasas County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Write Your Review

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Lampasas County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    2760

Comments

  1. PATTI L. says:

    i am trying to find my son, Billy Ray E. Please let your mom know your alright.

Speak Your Mind

*