Harrison County Jail is in Harrison County, Texas and is the jail for the county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Harrison County Jail? This page gives you info about anything related to Harrison County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Harrison County Jail? How to view Harrison County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Harrison County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Harrison County Jail
200 West Houston Street
Marshall, TX 75670
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (903) 923-4000
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Harrison County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Harrison County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Texas
A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Harrison County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Harrison County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or 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 are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.
In most cases, inmates in the Harrison County Jail will earn time off 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 may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail 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 Harrison County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any secrets that could help others make it through the procedure?
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Harrison County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.
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 generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: (903) 923-4000
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Harrison County Jail is:
Harrison County Jail
200 West Houston Street
Marshall, TX 75670
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Harrison County Jail
200 West Houston Street
Marshall, TX 75670
The inmate mail policy at Harrison County Jail changes often, so review the the Harrison County Jail website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Harrison County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you can ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the 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 one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Harrison County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Harrison County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or 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, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Harrison County, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Harrison County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 money to Harrison County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official website before you send money to an inmate there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Harrison County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harrison 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.
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Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Harrison County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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