Lamb County Jail is located in Lamb County, Texas and is the main correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Lamb County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about Lamb County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Lamb County Jail intake procedures. Lamb County court information. And everything else.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Lamb County Jail
1200 East Waylon
Littlefield, TX 79339
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (806) 385-7900
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who’s in jail at Lamb County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Lamb County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: List of all jails in Texas
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of Lamb County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Lamb County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Lamb County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to travel out of the county.
In most cases, inmates at Lamb County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.
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 Lamb County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Lamb County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lamb County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Lamb County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Lamb County Jail phone number is: (806) 385-7900
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Lamb County Jail is:
Lamb County Jail
1200 East Waylon
Littlefield, TX 79339
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lamb County Jail
1200 East Waylon
Littlefield, TX 79339
The inmate mail policy at Lamb County Jail changes often, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in Lamb County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Texas.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access court records with the online service, or at the Lamb County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at the Lamb County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Lamb County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Lamb County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if they have had any:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lamb 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 serving a jail sentence in Lamb County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Lamb 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 Lamb 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 people in jail could change, so it would be best to check the official Lamb County Jail site when 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.
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Types of Jobs at Lamb County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lamb 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.
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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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