Walker County Jail – Huntsville, TX

Walker County Jail is in Walker County and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody locked up at Walker County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Walker County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Walker County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Walker County Jail
717 Fm 2821 West
Huntsville, TX 77320

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Walker County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Walker County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you should check our Texas county jail guide: Other County Jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them in person at the Walker County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Walker County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: 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 only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official Walker County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Walker County Jail
717 Fm 2821 West
Huntsville, TX 77320

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Walker County Jail
717 Fm 2821 West
Huntsville, TX 77320


The mail policy at Walker County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Texas.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Walker County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Walker County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Walker County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Walker County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Walker County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Walker County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Walker County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Walker County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Walker 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 Walker 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 rules for sending money to inmates could change, so we suggest that you check the official Walker County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Walker County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Walker 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 Walker County Jail

    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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up at Walker County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Walker County Jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Walker County Jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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