Hopkins County Jail is located in Hopkins County, TX and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know someone locked up in Hopkins County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything one might want to know about Hopkins County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Hopkins County Jail
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (903) 438-4040
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and need to locate them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at Hopkins County Jail you will have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Hopkins County Jail Inmate List has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anybody booked or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Texas
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Hopkins County Jail inmates are online, or you can view them at the Hopkins County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Hopkins County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will 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 getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain 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 in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.
Usually, an inmate in the Hopkins County Jail are 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 prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the Hopkins County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly 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 share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that will help others make it through jail intake?
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official Hopkins County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: (903) 438-4040
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hopkins County Jail, use this address:
Hopkins County Jail
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Hopkins County Jail
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
The inmate mail policy at Hopkins County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on this, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Hopkins County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Hopkins County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hopkins County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the 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 convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Hopkins County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- 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 and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Hopkins County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
Tell Your Story
Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hopkins County, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Hopkins County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Hopkins 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 Hopkins 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 inmates could change, so visit the official website before you send any funds.
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 Hopkins County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hopkins 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.
Apply for a Job at Hopkins County Jail
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 spent any time in Hopkins County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.
Things you could include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Hopkins County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say hello here, just leave a message below.
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