Webster City Jail – Webster, TX

Webster City Jail is in Webster (City), Texas and is the jail for this area. Do you know someone in Webster City Jail? This guide gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Webster City Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Webster City Jail
217 Pennsylvania Ave
Webster, TX 77598

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 281.332.2426
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Webster City Jail you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Webster City Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Webster City Jail inmates can be seen on the Webster City Jail website, or you can see them at the Webster City Jail. When viewing online you will have to input their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Webster City Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would 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 removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Webster City Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get 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 can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Webster City Jail

Have you ever used a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell them 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 you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear 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 may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Webster City Jail phone number is: 281.332.2426

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Webster City Jail is:

Webster City Jail
217 Pennsylvania Ave
Webster, TX 77598

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Webster City Jail
217 Pennsylvania Ave
Webster, TX 77598


The mail policy at Webster City Jail is always changing, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Webster (City)

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the 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. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Webster (City) magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

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 incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the jail’s website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Webster (City) court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken 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, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Webster (City) 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 a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Webster (City) Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Webster (City) Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Webster (City),the Webster (City) Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Webster (City) jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Webster City 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 Webster City 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Webster City Jail can change, so review the site before 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Webster City Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webster City 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 Webster City 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Webster City Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Webster City Jail

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  1. Michele says:

    This is the most disgusting, FILTY, unsanitary jail I have ever had the displeasure of knowing about. My son was there for a week without a shower or the abililty to brush his teeth. There was puke and urine all over the place and he subsequently developed a staff infection. I know that officers have to maintain a significantly LOw IQ to become an officer but this is rediculous!!!

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