Coleman County Jail is located in Coleman County and is the main jail for that area. Do you know somebody at Coleman County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Coleman County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Coleman County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would help others will be much appreciated.
Coleman County Jail
100 W Liveoak St. Suite 101
Coleman, TX 76834
Phone Number and Fax Number
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 contact them?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Coleman County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Coleman County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Texas
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Coleman County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Coleman County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Coleman County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Coleman County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.
Typically, prisoners will be given 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 do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Coleman County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Coleman County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will get to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Coleman County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official Coleman County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 325-625-3506
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Coleman County Jail is:
Coleman County Jail
100 W Liveoak St. Suite 101
Coleman, TX 76834
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Coleman County Jail
100 W Liveoak St. Suite 101
Coleman, TX 76834
The inmate mail policy at Coleman County Jail can change, so be sure to check the the Coleman County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on this subject, click here: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Texas.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
Coleman County court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket and every documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Coleman County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Coleman County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Coleman County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. 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 are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Coleman County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if someone has had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any 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 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
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Coleman County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Coleman County, the Coleman County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in Coleman County Jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Coleman 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 Coleman 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 rules for sending funds to Coleman County Jail inmates changes, so it would be best to review the the Coleman County Jail website before send funds 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 Coleman County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coleman 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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at Coleman County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?
If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
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Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Coleman County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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