How to use the Inmate Search for Harris County - The 701 Jail in Texas
Locating an inmate in the jail system can sometimes be complicated. We will help you here learn how to navigate the Harris County - The 701 Jail system and locate an inmate, if they are truly a part of the system yet.
Incarceration can be a scary time for the inmate and for the family, at times. When you are looking for someone and can't find them is one of the worst feelings of all. Here on our front page (click here
) you can find links that will help you along in your search.
In the top left side corner of this page you can see several clickable links. They are blue and color and easy to find under the column header INMATE SEARCH. You can search by list, search, for mobile inmates, through recent arrests and releases, warrants, and VINELINK.
That's a lot of options and can be confusing still if you don't understand what each of these are for. But, we will help you understand how to manipulate these various links depending on what it is or who it is you are trying to locate. With over 4500 beds to search through, knowing how to find your way around can make it a lot easier.
On that page, you can click on all of the following to go to the associated information pages.
- Harris County Jail Inmate List
- Harris County Jail Inmate Search
- County Inmates - mobile
- Recent Releases - Harris County
Once you go to the information page you will have to enter some bits of information to begin your search. The more information you are able to enter about the inmate, the easier of a time you will have in locating them. Your options for filling in information are:
- Last name
- First name
- Birthdate (You have to enter it like this 01012001 for January (01) 1st (01) 2001. So it's a two digit month and date, and a four digit year.
- SPN (This is the inmate's booking number.)
- SSN (This is the inmate's social security number.)
You must fill in certain pieces of information or combinations of information to proceed. If you don't fill in enough information, the system will tell you what else you must supply. For instance, if you try to only enter a birthdate, the system will tell you that you must enter a last name also.
As soon as you enter enough required information, you will be allowed to proceed in your search. Then you can narrow down your list from there and find where your inmate is located. You will be able to find them if they were arrested and have been processed.
Next, if you happen to be looking for someone who has been recently arrested, perhaps you might want to just search via the recent arrests link. When you click on this link you will be taken to a large list. This list includes everyone who has been arrested in Harris County within the last 24 hours. The list may contain duplicates because the inmate's name is listed for each charge they are charged with.
If you happen to want to know about warrants that have been issued or victim assistance programs through VINELINK, you can click on those respective links to go to those areas.
How to Post Bond for an Inmate in Harris County - The 701 Jail
Sometimes posting bond can be the most complicated part of the jail experience. Because there are so many different types of bonds, it can be confusing if you don't have someone to explain the process to you.
First of all, this entire process begins with the judge. They will decide how much (if any) bail and what type of bond must be posted in order for someone to be freed from jail until their court hearing.
Bail can be in various forms. Sometimes this is cash or perhaps liens on property, lines of credit, etc. Various bails have specific qualifications, but the important thing to remember is that bail is the actual thing that is being used as security that the inmate will appear in court when they are supposed to. If they don't show up, whatever that security is will be forfeited.
Bonds can be in the form of cash, bail, surety, personal, or pre-trial.
- Cash is pretty self-explanatory. With this type of bond, the amount of bail must be cash, money order, or cashier's check payable to Harris County Sheriff's Office and paid in full.
- Bail bonds are signed agreements where the bail amounts are secured and securement deposited with the sheriff's department.
- Surety bonds are bonds for the bail amount secured through a bondsmen from the approved Harris County list.
- Personal bonds are where the judge decides upon meeting the defendant that they can be released on their own recognizance.
- Pre-trial bonds are also where the defendant can be released on their own recognizance without bond, but it's based on information supply from Pretrial Services.
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