Somervell County Jail is in Somervell County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody in Somervell County Jail? This site tells you info about anything related to Somervell County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Somervell County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Somervell County Jail
750 E. Gibbs Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 254-897-2242
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To find out who’s in jail at Somervell County Jail you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Somervell County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Texas
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Somervell County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Somervell County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, 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, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, a prisoner in the Somervell County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to be released. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Somervell County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Somervell County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of these 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 step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding 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. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Somervell County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Somervell County Jail phone number is: 254-897-2242
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Somervell County Jail, use this address:
Somervell County Jail
750 E. Gibbs Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Somervell County Jail
750 E. Gibbs Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043
The inmate mail policy at Somervell County Jail changes, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
To read more about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Texas State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Somervell County magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do this, you need to go to the Somervell County jail website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Somervell County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Somervell County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Somervell County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if that person has had:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Somervell County,the Somervell County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Somervell County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Somervell 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 Somervell 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 inmates at Somervell County Jail is always changing, so visit the site when you send funds to an inmate.
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 Somervell County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Somervell County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.
Things you can put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Somervell County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Somervell County Jail
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