Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center – Arlington, TX

Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center is located in Arlington (City) and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know somebody locked up at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center? This guide will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center
620 W Division St
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 817-459-5700
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center you need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center website, or you can see them in person at the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: 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 locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the 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 local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Arlington (City)

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that might help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 817-459-5700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center:

Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center
620 W Division St
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center
620 W Division St
Arlington, TX 76004-1065


The Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center mail policy changes, so check the the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Texas.

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

Court Records

Arlington (City) court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Arlington (City) Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept at Arlington (City) Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Arlington (City) court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind 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 Arlington (City) jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check 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 are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Arlington (City) Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not get the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Arlington (City),the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Arlington (City) Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center, 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 Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center 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 inmates at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center is always changing, so review the official website 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center, 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 Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center

    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 spent any time in Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Link
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Inmate Search
    View Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Mugshots
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Bail Link

    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Visitation Policy Link
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Warrant Inquiry
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Arrest Inquiry
    Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center


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