Chambers County Jail is in Chambers County, TX and is the jail for this region. Know somebody incarcerated at Chambers County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Chambers County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Chambers County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Chambers County Jail
201 North Court Street
Anahuac, TX 77514
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (409) 267-8322
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to see who is in jail at Chambers County Jail you will have to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Chambers County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one is at another jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Texas
A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots can be viewed on the Chambers County Jail website, or you can view them at the Chambers County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Chambers County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records 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.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different 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, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you can’t travel out of the county.
Usually, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their 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 need to call the Chambers County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Chambers County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Chambers County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.
Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Chambers County Jail phone number is: (409) 267-8322
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must 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 have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Chambers County Jail is:
Chambers County Jail
201 North Court Street
Anahuac, TX 77514
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Chambers County Jail
201 North Court Street
Anahuac, TX 77514
The mail policy at Chambers County Jail changes frequently, so review the the Chambers County Jail website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Chambers County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Chambers County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Chambers County jail website or you are able to call the jail 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. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Chambers County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t see the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Chambers County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if they had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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 Driver’s 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 layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chambers County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Chambers County jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Chambers 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 Chambers 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 someone in jail at Chambers County Jail might change, so we suggest that you review the official Chambers County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
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 Chambers County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chambers 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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Have you ever spent any time at Chambers County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.
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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 were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Chambers County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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