Jackson County Jail is located in Jackson County, TX and is the jail for the area. Do you know someone in Jackson County Jail? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Jackson County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Jackson County court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Jackson County Jail
115 W. Main, Room 104
Edna, TX 77957
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 361-782-5407
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to search who is in jail at Jackson County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.
The Jackson County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information on anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Texas
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Jackson County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Jackson County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Jackson County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Jackson County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Jackson County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Jackson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral.
You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jackson County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, must answer some basic questions, such as what your legal name is, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jackson County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the jail site before you go.
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 generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Jackson County Jail phone number is: 361-782-5407
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jackson County Jail:
Jackson County Jail
115 W. Main, Room 104
Edna, TX 77957
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jackson County Jail
115 W. Main, Room 104
Edna, TX 77957
The Jackson County Jail mail policy is always changing, so review the the Jackson County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.
For more information about how to find an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file with a docket and every documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Jackson County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees from your 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 magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the Jackson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Jackson County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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 facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Jackson County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jackson County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Jackson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 funds to jail inmates might change, so you should check the official website 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 Jackson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Jackson County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?
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