Limestone County Jail is located in Limestone County, TX and is the jail for that region. Know somebody locked up in Limestone County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Limestone County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Limestone County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Limestone County court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.
Limestone County Jail
912 North Tyus Street
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (254) 729-3278
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Limestone County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.
The Limestone County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Limestone County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Limestone County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, an inmate at Limestone County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 Limestone County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer some questions, such as what your legal name is, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you 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 and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.
The Limestone County Jail phone number is: (254) 729-3278
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Limestone County Jail:
Limestone County Jail
912 North Tyus Street
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Limestone County Jail
912 North Tyus Street
Groesbeck, TX 76642
The mail policy changes, so you should double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Limestone County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Limestone County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Limestone County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Limestone County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Limestone County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Limestone County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Limestone 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 Limestone 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 Limestone County Jail inmates is likely to change, so you should double check the site when you send money to an inmate there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Limestone County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Limestone 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 locked up in Limestone County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Limestone County Jail?
If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?
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