Fayette County Jail is in Fayette County, TX and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone in jail at Fayette County Jail? This page tells you all about anything related to Fayette County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Fayette County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Fayette County Jail
1646 North Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 979-968-5856
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To see who’s in jail at Fayette County Jail you have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.
The Fayette County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one is in a different jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Texas
A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Fayette County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Fayette County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Fayette County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is 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 will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial 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 Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ 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 you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, inmates at Fayette County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Fayette County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Fayette County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Fayette County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out 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 includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- You will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that could help other people get through jail processing?
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, for example your driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so check the official site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 979-968-5856
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Fayette County Jail:
Fayette County Jail
1646 North Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Fayette County Jail
1646 North Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
The inmate mail policy at Fayette County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official Fayette County Jail site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Texas.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Fayette County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records using the Fayette County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The Fayette County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Fayette County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Fayette County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not see the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not discover if someone has had any:
- Drivers 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 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 in Fayette County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Fayette County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Fayette County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Fayette County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 process for sending money to people in jail could change, so double check the official Fayette County Jail site when you send any money.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Fayette County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fayette 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.
Speak Your Mind
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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Fayette County Jail?
If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Tell your story about when you did time at Fayette County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
Post a message to people incarcerated at Fayette County Jail
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