Lamar County Jail is in Lamar County, TX and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Lamar County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Lamar County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Lamar County court information. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Lamar County Jail
125 Brown Avenue
Paris, TX 75460
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 903-737-2404
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Lamar County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Lamar County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Texas
A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Lamar County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot erased from the Lamar County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lamar County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lamar County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is 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 you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as an official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 903-737-2404
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lamar County Jail:
Lamar County Jail
125 Brown Avenue
Paris, TX 75460
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lamar County Jail
125 Brown Avenue
Paris, TX 75460
The Lamar County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Lamar County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Texas.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Lamar County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Lamar County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you should ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Lamar County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood 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 contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Lamar County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must 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 comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- 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.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Programs and activities
To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Lamar County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lamar County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Lamar County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Lamar 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 Lamar County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending funds to Lamar County Jail inmates could change, so double check the the Lamar County Jail website when send money to someone in jail 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.
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Types of Jobs at Lamar County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lamar 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.
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