Brazos County Jail – Bryan, TX

Brazos County Jail is in Brazos County, Texas and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Brazos County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Brazos County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Brazos County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. 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 whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brazos County Jail
1700 Highway 21 West
Bryan, TX 77803

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Brazos County Jail you need to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Brazos County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Brazos County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Brazos County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the person’s legal 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 Brazos County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Brazos County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Brazos County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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 Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

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 . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Brazos County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Brazos County Jail:

Brazos County Jail
1700 Highway 21 West
Bryan, TX 77803

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brazos County Jail
1700 Highway 21 West
Bryan, TX 77803


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Brazos County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Texas State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Brazos County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court 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 maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Brazos County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last 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 information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Brazos County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be 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 offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t find the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brazos County,the Brazos County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Brazos County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Brazos County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Brazos 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 money to inmates can change, so you should double check the site when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brazos County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brazos 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.

    Apply for a Job at Brazos County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Brazos County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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