Garza County Jail is located in Garza County, TX and is the jail for that county. Know someone in Garza County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything you might want to know about Garza County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Garza County court information. And everything else.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others will be welcome.
Garza County Jail
412 East 15Th Street
Post, TX 79356
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to find out who is in jail at Garza County Jail you should click on their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Garza County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info for anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is in another county jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.
Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Garza County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot erased from the Garza County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial 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
Obviously, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 are released you must agree to show up for court, and you can’t go out of town.
Usually, prisoners in the Garza County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Garza County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- You must answer some basic questions, such as what your legal name is, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call 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 get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get 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 get released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official Garza County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 806-495-3595
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Garza County Jail is:
Garza County Jail
412 East 15Th Street
Post, TX 79356
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Garza County Jail
412 East 15Th Street
Post, TX 79356
The mail policy is always changing, so you should review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Garza County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Garza County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
You can you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Garza County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Garza County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Garza County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not get the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or 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 history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Garza County, the Garza County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in the Garza County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Garza 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 Garza 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 Garza County Jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Garza County Jail website when 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 Garza County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garza 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 in Garza County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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