Bosque County Jail is in Bosque County, Texas and is the main correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone at Bosque County Jail? This site gives you about anything you might want to know about Bosque County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Bosque County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Bosque County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help others would be welcome.
Bosque County Jail
305 Morgan Stree
Meridian, TX 76665
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (254) 435-2363
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Bosque County Jail you will have to visit their link and do an inmate search.
The Bosque County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Bosque County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Bosque County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.
Usually, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the Bosque County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Bosque County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.
You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Bosque County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: (254) 435-2363
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 can’t use any other method of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bosque County Jail, use this address:
Bosque County Jail
305 Morgan Stree
Meridian, TX 76665
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bosque County Jail
305 Morgan Stree
Meridian, TX 76665
The Bosque County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or at the Bosque County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Bosque County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your case are available at the Bosque County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Bosque County court magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
You can just go to the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Bosque County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t find if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bosque County, the Bosque County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Bosque County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Bosque 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 Bosque 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 money to inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate 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 Bosque County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bosque 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.
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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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.
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If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.
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