Tarrant County Correction Center – Fort Worth, TX

Tarrant County Correction Center is in Tarrant County, Texas and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Tarrant County Correction Center? This site gives you about anything related to Tarrant County Correction Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tarrant County Correction Center
100 North Lamar Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Tarrant County Correction Center you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Tarrant County Correction Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at a different jail you should look here: Texas County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Tarrant County Correction Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Tarrant County Correction Center site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest 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 various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you must not go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Tarrant County Correction Center can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Tarrant County Correction Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Tarrant County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Tarrant County Correction Center is:

Tarrant County Correction Center
100 North Lamar Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tarrant County Correction Center
100 North Lamar Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102


The mail policy can change, so review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Tarrant County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the Tarrant County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Tarrant County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Tarrant County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tarrant County,the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Tarrant County Correction Center is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Tarrant County Correction Center, 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 Tarrant County Correction Center 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 someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Tarrant County Correction Center site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Tarrant County Correction Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tarrant County Correction Center, 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 Tarrant County Correction Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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 incarcerated in Tarrant County Correction Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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