Young County Jail is in Young County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Know somebody at Young County Jail? This page tells you info about anything related to Young County Jail: Find an inmate at Young County Jail. How to view Young County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others will be much appreciated.
Young County Jail
516 Fourth Street
Graham, TX 76450
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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 friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To search who is in jail at Young County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.
The Young County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is at a different jail you should check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails
A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Young County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest 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 Young County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.
Usually, inmates at Young County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Young County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including 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 on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Young County Jail
Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through 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.
- Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Young County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Young County Jail is:
Young County Jail
516 Fourth Street
Graham, TX 76450
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Young County Jail
516 Fourth Street
Graham, TX 76450
The Young County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Young County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
To read more about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Young County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member 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 inquiry online or 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. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Young County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Young County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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 and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Young County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Young County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Young County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Young 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 Young 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 someone in jail at Young County Jail could change, so 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.
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Types of Jobs at Young County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Young 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.
Tell Your Story
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
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