Rockwall County Jail is in Rockwall County and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Rockwall County Jail? This site gives you information about anything related to Rockwall County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Rockwall County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Rockwall County court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Rockwall County Jail
972 T L Townsend Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (972) 204-7001
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are?
Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at Rockwall County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Rockwall County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Texas jails: Texas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Rockwall County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Rockwall County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the area.
Typically, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Rockwall County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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Speak Your Mind
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official Rockwall County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (972) 204-7001
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Rockwall County Jail is:
Rockwall County Jail
972 T L Townsend Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Rockwall County Jail
972 T L Townsend Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087
The mail policy at Rockwall County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Texas State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Rockwall County website, or by going to the Rockwall County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
To find this out you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court 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 if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Rockwall County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Rockwall County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Rockwall County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if that person has had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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 facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Rockwall County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Rockwall County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. After 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 funds to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Rockwall County Jail site when send funds 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Rockwall County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rockwall 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 a prisoner in Rockwall County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.
What to put in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?
Tell the World All About It
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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