How to use the Inmate Search for Harris County - The 1307 Jail in Texas
We try to make finding an inmate at Harris County -The 1307 Jail just as easy as possible. On our front page by clicking on this link
. Here you will find a category on the top left that holds the Inmate Search links. There are various ways to look for someone. We'll help explain the requirements to try and make it a little easier for you.
You'll notice under the heading of Inmate Search that there are several blue links you can click on. Whether you want to search by list or search; or maybe you are searching for a recently arrested or released inmate you can do that here. Also, you can find a county inmate that's under the mobile classification. Finally, there is a link to VINELINK.
We'll start off with how to use the links that take you to the Public Information Inquiry page. These include:
- Harris County Jail Inmate List
- Harris County Jail Inmate Search
- County Inmates Mobile
- Recent Releases - Harris County
When you get to the Public Information Inquiry page there will be fields for you to fill in. The more you are able to put in about the inmate you are searching for, the easier it will be for you to find out where they are in the system.
So suppose you only want enter one piece of information. You can still do that but you would have to enter either the:
- SPN (booking number)
- SSN (social security number)
- Last name
Any one of these items will let you proceed to some type of list, if what you enter matches with any information in their database. You can also enter a first name or date of birth, but you would still have to have one of the three above major search criteria in order to proceed.
This is a safety precaution to keep people from just randomly searching for a name. You have to know a little bit about the person you are searching for in order to get to the information you are looking for.
So you enter the information you have and click submit. The list may be short or long depending on how much information you entered and how common the inmate's name is. But hang in there, you can wheedle down the list and find your inmate before you know it.
Next, if you happen to be looking for someone who has recently been arrested, there are a couple of things you need to know. First of all, this is pretty easy. IF, the inmate has been processed and booked. That's the key.
It takes a little while to get through all the paperwork and safety checks, so if you look here under Recent Arrests and they are not there at first, give it a couple of hours and come back and check again. When you are using the recent arrests link all you have to do is click on it.
This will open up a page that displays all people who have been arrested in Harris County for the previous 24 hour period. Sometimes this list can be quite long and the print is kind of little, so go slow when you are looking through it.
Now to the next challenge.
How to go about Posting Bond for someone in Harris County - The 1307 Jail
When it comes times to post bail / bond for someone in Harris County - The 1307 Jail, the first thing you want to make sure of is that they have been through the process enough and there is a bond amount set, if there is going to be one, and what kind of bond it's going to be.
Wow, sound like a lot doesn't it. Well…it can be, but we'll see if we can help make it a little easier here.
Once there has been a sentencing hearing the judge will decide if the inmate is allowed to be freed on a bond. If the judge decides yes they are, then an amount must be determined. Bail can be set for any amount the judge determines is right and applicable by law. The judge can decide any of the following:
- Bail dollar amount
- No bail necessary - Personal Recognizance Bond or Pre-trial release
- Cash bond
- Surety bond
Here's a simple explanation of what all these things mean. Basically they are just different ways you can sign bonds and pay the fees necessary to assure that the accused individual will show back up for court. If a judge believes a person is trustworthy enough to show back up with putting up a security deposit of some kind, they may decide on a Personal bond.
If Pretrial Services informs the judge of information about an inmate that allows them to decide bail is not needed, the judge can allow a Pre-Trial release (no bond).
Cash bonds are just that. They must be paid by cash, money order or cashier's check made out to Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Surety bonds are bonds that go through one of the approved bonding agencies. You can get a list from the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
If you need to pay either cash bond or surety bond, you can go to the sheriff's office at 49 San Jacinto St. Houston, TX 77002.
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