Wilson County Jail is located in Wilson County and is the correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Wilson County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything one might want to know about Wilson County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Wilson County Jail
800 10Th Street, Unit 2
Floresville, TX 78114
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 830-393-2535
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.
The Wilson County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member is in another county jail you can look here, too: Texas Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Wilson County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Wilson County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.
Typically, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not 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 need to call the Wilson County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Wilson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wilson County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- You have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Wilson County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Wilson County Jail phone number is: 830-393-2535
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wilson County Jail:
Wilson County Jail
800 10Th Street, Unit 2
Floresville, TX 78114
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Wilson County Jail
800 10Th Street, Unit 2
Floresville, TX 78114
The Wilson County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so check the official Wilson County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have 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 it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Wilson County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Wilson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Wilson County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Wilson County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to 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, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate 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 might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Wilson County jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if they has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Other 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 in Wilson County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilson County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Wilson County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site before you send money 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Wilson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilson 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
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