Bailey County Jail is located in Bailey County, TX and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Bailey County Jail? This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Bailey County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Bailey County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Bailey County court information. And lots more.
The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give info 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 also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Bailey County Jail
405 West 2Nd Street
Muleshoe, TX 79347
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 806-272-4268
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?
Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To see who is in jail at Bailey County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Bailey County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Bailey County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Bailey County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records 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 mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave town.
In most cases, an inmate in the Bailey County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever 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’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Bailey County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Bailey County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- 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 get released.
- They will allow you to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help other people get through the process?
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required 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.
Visitation procedures at Bailey County Jail change often, so it would be wise to review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 806-272-4268
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Bailey County Jail is:
Bailey County Jail
405 West 2Nd Street
Muleshoe, TX 79347
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bailey County Jail
405 West 2Nd Street
Muleshoe, TX 79347
The mail policy at Bailey County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you should know 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 you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Bailey County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case 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 Bailey County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bailey County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Bailey County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Bailey County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if that person has had:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bailey County,the Bailey County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Bailey County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Bailey County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bailey 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 procedure to send funds to Bailey County Jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the site when send money to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Bailey County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bailey 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Bailey County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.
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