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What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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Visiting an Inmate in the Hays County Jail in Texas

In Hays County, Texas, the staff at the jail welcomes visitors. They understand, as they too have family and friends outside of the jail walls. The fundamental difference between them and the inmates is that they are able to go home after their shift and enjoy their company pretty much whenever they please. The jail does impose a series of rules and regulations in order to keep a sense of order and discipline. As caring as they are, they also unfortunately work for a jail and not a ballpark.

If you care to visit an inmate while he or she is in custody, an inmate is allowed up to two 30-minute visits every week with a maximum of 3 visitors at a time. Visitors must have a valid ID in order to be accepted, and children under 17 have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The visitor(s) must also be on the inmate's visitor card, which is issued to him or her, and may list up to five adults on the list. This list can be changed every month. An inmate is available for visits on weekends, and on Mondays and Fridays.

However, the visits must match the following guidelines:

  • One (1) visit on Friday or Monday  AND

One (1) visit on Saturday or Sunday

  • One (1) visit on Friday AND one (1) visit on Monday.

Essentially what this means is that you can't visit both days on a weekend.

Visitation on Fridays and Mondays are from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. through 4:00 P.M.

Weekend visitations are a bit more stringent and organized by last name:

Last names beginning with the letters A-L are permitted to visit Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. through 10:00 A.M, or on Sundays from 12:00 P.M. through 4:00 P.M.
Last names beginning with the letters M-Z will be allowed to have visitations on Saturdays from 12:00 P.M. through 4:00 P.M., or on Sundays from 8:00 A.M. through 10:00 A.M.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Hays County Jail in Texas

Hays County is located just a few miles south of the state capital, Austin, and is home to approximately 157,000 people. However, Texas is known to be tough on crime, so no doubt that Hays County has its own corrections system. If you have a friend or family member currently in custody in Hays County, you can look them up via an internet database.

[Article_Ad_2]To locate an inmate, go to this website, and click on the Hays County Jail Inmate Search link on the left hand side of the screen. From there, you will be directed to a webpage that gives you information on looking up an offender on the internet or by telephone. Click on the link that directs you to the offender search database of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. From there, you will reach the database, and in order to look up an inmate, you have to have the last name and at least the first letter of the offender in order to generate results. For example, to look up Andrew Johnson, all you would need to type in is "A Johnson." Any positive results from this example are entirely coincidental. Keep in mind that this website is a search database for every single inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and since Texas is the second biggest state in terms of population, the results can be numerous and may not necessarily apply to the jail in Hays County.

You may also use the offender search database by telephone by calling 1-800-535-0283 (it's a toll-free number) Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM if you want to speak to an actual person. The database is also available 24/7/365 by phone via an automated system. However, in order to have access to the automated system, you absolutely MUST have the TCJD or State Identification (SID) number of the inmate you wish to look up.

You can also call this number (512-393-7800) for the Hays County Jail.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Hays County Jail in Texas

If you have a friend or a loved one in the Hays County Jail, contacting them is encouraged by the sheriff to keep the lines of communication open during an incarceration period. As this is a jail and not a country club, Hays County has a series of strict rules and regulations for communication, as to preserve the sense of law and order of their 362 bed facility.

Writing to the inmate is allowed. An inmate can receive and write letters as much as he or she wishes to. Inmates can receive mail so long as it does not violate the regulations of the US Postal Service, and does not contain any contraband. All mail will be opened and inspected by the jail's staff before being delivered to an inmate. All envelopes must be addressed to the inmate and must contain the inmate's SPIN number.

The paradigm for the Hays County Jail is:

Inmate name, inmate's SPIN number
1307 Uhland Road
San Marcos, Texas  78666

Inmates can also receive e-mails from family members. Family members can register at this site. This does cost a minimal amount of money; 50 cents for the first page, and 25 cents for every additional page after 2 pages per email.

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