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The Harris County - The 1307 Jail in Houston, Harris County, Texas, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Harris County - The 1307 Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Harris County - The 1307 Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Harris County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Texas Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Harris County - The 1307 Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Harris County, Texas are: Baytown Municipal Jail, Harris County - The 1200 Jail, Harris County - The 701 Jail, Harris County - The 711 Jail, Harris County Jail, Houston City Central Jail, Houston City Southeast Jail, Houston Prison Farm, Pasadena City Jail, Pearland Jail, Webster Jail. In addition, Harris County houses the following juvenile facilities: Burnett Bayland Reception Center, Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, Harris County Youth Village, Leadership Academy.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Harris County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Harris County - The 1307 Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Harris County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



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Visiting an Inmate in the Harris County - The 1307 Jail in Texas

Probably the first thing you need to know when it comes time to visit someone in the Harris County - 1307 Jail is follow the rules. Rules and specific guidelines are set up for very good reasons. The safety of all inmates, staff members, and visitors relies on the fact that everyone will follow the rules.

If at any time the rules are infringed upon (broken), there is the risk that visitation privileges can be revoked and/or charges filed. Since this is such an important privilege for both the inmate and the family, it is critical to be sure everyone sticks to the rules and guidelines as they are laid out.

When you visit Harris County - the 1307 Jail you will first enter in through the main jail lobby of the correct facility. The 1307 address is 1307 Baker Street. If you happen to need to call the jail you can do so at (713) 755-2400.

You will have to go through a degree of processing to assure no contraband or disallowed materials are with any visitors. Please don't be offended by any of these processing requirements as they are established for the safety and security of all.

Harris County - the 1307 Jail Visitation Rules

  • One 20 minutes visit per visitation day
  • 4 visitors (can include 2 adults and 2 children)
    • Adults (17years old and above must have valid state/federal ID)
    • 16 years old and under (children) must be with an adult
  • No items can be brought in with you to visit the inmate (except locker key)
    • Lockers are provided for you. You will place the following in your locker.
      • Any bags or purses of any kind
      • Any electronics - phones, headphones, etc.
  • No packages, photos, or anything else can be brought to inmate
  • No food or drinks of any kind can be brought in

Dress Code for Visitation:

All visitors must dress appropriately for a jail visitation. If you wear plain and more modest types of clothes without words, pictures, etc. then your clothing should pass the rules of Harris County - the 1307 Jail. Here are some basics, but not all inclusive dress code requirements.

  • No sexually provocative, see-through, mesh, or revealing clothing of any kind
  • No halters, tank tops, low-cut cleavage bearing blouses or shirts
  • Sleeves must be long enough to go half way down to the elbow
  • Skirts or shorts must be at least to mid-thigh
  • Do not wear leggings or tight knit pants without additional covering like shorts, skirts, etc.
  • Nothing that depicts obscene language, violence, racial, gang, weapons, or sexuality, etc.

Visitation

Visitation hours are specific with two exceptions:

  • Inmate attorneys can visit anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Ministers are allowed to visit but not between 12:30 and 2 pm

Standard visitation hours:

Monday, Thursday, and Friday - No visitation
Tuesday & Wednesday are 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday are 3:30 pm to 9 pm

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How to use the Inmate Search for Harris County - The 1307 Jail in Texas

[Article_Ad_2]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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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Harris County - The 1307 Jail in Texas

When someone you love or care about has been arrested, it can be a difficult time. There are many questions and things you don't understand. And then there's a lot to learn. We will try to explain how to contact an inmate via telephone and mail when they are housed in Harris County - The 1307 Jail.

These are the only two means of contact other than visitation. There are no contact visits and there is no email.

Telephone contact at Harris County - The 1307 Jail

At Harris County - The 1307 Jail inmates are not allowed to receive calls, but they can make collect calls under certain conditions. The collect calls cannot be made to numbers that have been restricted.

If you have a number that shouldn't be restricted and it is, you can call your phone company and or Securus. Securus can be reached at 1-800-844-6591. They can help you restrict or un-restrict a phone and also assist if you suspect fraudulent charges from an inmate.

Securus can also help assist you with setting up an Advance Pay account to make it easier for your inmate to call you. Here's how it works.

  • You set up an Advance Pay account
  • You put money on the account
  • The inmate simply calls the number and as long as money is on the account they can place the call to unrestricted numbers
  • The money is automatically deducted

Phone rules at Harris County - The 1307 Jail:

There are a few important telephone rules to remember. All calls can be recorded and monitored. You cannot transfer or conference call with an inmate. The phone will disconnect. There are some numbers which are not allowed to be dialed because of security measures.

How do get Mail to and from an Inmate at Harris County - The 1307 Jail

Mail can be a challenge for any jail facility. There are important rules that must be observed in order to protect all the inmates, the staff, and visitors. Please be sure you obey all of the rules because any mail coming in or going out that does not adhere to them could be considered contraband and will be disposed of.

It is very important to maintain this avenue of communication so please assist us in making this an easy method to keep contact by following all rules. If you have questions about something you would like to mail to an inmate, please call and ask the jail how to accomplish it.

Basic rules:

  • All mail should have a full return address including your full name
  • Address (inmate's) must include
    • Inmate's full name (as booked into the facility)
    • Inmate's booking or SPN number
    • Inmate's housing facility and cell block location

If all the information is not present the facility will attempt to return to sender, but if they cannot do so, the mail will be destroyed.

Mail Rules:

There are certain items that cannot be mailed to an inmate. For security and safety reasons, these rules are detailed, specific, and strict. There are no exceptions.

  • Religious material can only be obtained from the Harris County Sheriff's Chaplain's Office
  • Medication can only be obtained from the jail infirmary
  • Mailing material can only be obtained from the jail commissary
    • Do not mail paper, envelopes, stamps, pens, pencils, markers, etc.
  • No pictures of sexually explicit material, violence, gang, etc.
  • No items containing sticky or smelly items (no sprayed on perfume)
  • No cards, packages, newspapers
  • Do not send any food or drinks
  • No cash or money orders
  • No computer downloads, photocopies, etc.

Here are items that are allowed:

  • Inmate can have up to 3 books/magazines
  • All books and/or magazines must be mailed directly from publishers using the U.S. Post Office services
  • Jail Captain must give prior approval for books and magazines
  • Attorney and legal paperwork is allowed
  • You can send letters in plain envelopes
    • Do not spray or smear, smudge anything on them
    • No perfume, lipstick, glue, stickers, etc.
  • Allowed photos 5"x7" and smaller

 

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