Gregg County Jail is in Gregg County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at Gregg County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Gregg County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Gregg County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could help others would be appreciated.
Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Gregg County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.
The Gregg County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Gregg County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Gregg County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, prisoners in the Gregg County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Gregg County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gregg County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your 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, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Gregg County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Gregg County Jail is:
Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601
The Gregg County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to check the the Gregg County Jail website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘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 best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Gregg County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at the Gregg County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges from 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 not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, just the block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Gregg County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if someone has had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You 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 in Gregg County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gregg County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Gregg County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Gregg 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 Gregg 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 money to jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official Gregg County Jail site before you send funds 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 Gregg County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gregg 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.
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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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