Presidio County Jail – Marfa, TX

Presidio County Jail is located in Presidio County, Texas and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody in Presidio County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything related to Presidio County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Presidio County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Presidio County Jail
310 N. Highland Avenue
Marfa, TX 79843

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (432) 729-4308
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Presidio County Jail you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Presidio County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you can look here: Texas County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them at the Presidio County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Presidio County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Presidio County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Presidio County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Presidio County Jail phone number is: (432) 729-4308

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get 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 Presidio County Jail:

Presidio County Jail
310 N. Highland Avenue
Marfa, TX 79843

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Presidio County Jail
310 N. Highland Avenue
Marfa, TX 79843


The Presidio County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the official website before 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 is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access court records using the Presidio County website, or at the Presidio County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Presidio County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Presidio County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Presidio County magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Presidio County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Presidio County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Presidio County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After 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 Presidio 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 Presidio County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to people in jail could change, so be sure to visit the official Presidio County Jail site when you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Presidio County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Presidio 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 Presidio County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

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

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Presidio County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Presidio County Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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