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Taylor County Detention Center Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Taylor County Texas

To locate someone within the Taylor County Jail system in Merkel, Texas, go to the Texas Jail Records site.

You have two search choices:

  • Search by Name
  • Search by Booking #

Search by Name

Enter the first and last name of the inmate.

  • Click on “Submit”.
  • You can also click on the “Include Released Inmates” if you are not sure your inmate is still in jail.

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If you are not sure of the spelling of the inmate’s name, you can enter a partial name and click “Search”.  All inmates with names that begin with the letters you entered will be listed.

You can also click on “Search” without entering any information and all current inmates will be listed alphabetically.

 

Search by Booking Number

  • Use the drop down menu in the box on the right to choose “Booking Number”.
  • Enter the inmate’s booking number. Must be exact.
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • You can also click on the “Include Released Inmates” if you are not sure your inmate is currently in jail.

Available Inmate Information

Click on the inmate’s name to view the following:

  • Mugshot
  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Race
  • Complexion Description
  • Booking Number
  • Charges
  • Bond Information
  • Housing Location
  • Detainer Information

TAYLOR COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CASE SEARCH

To learn more information about the criminal court case, click here.

Use the dropdown menu to select “All County Courts”.

Select “Criminal Case Records”.

You must choose how you want to search: (Defendant is the most common choice)

Case

Enter complete case number.

Click on “Search”.

Defendant

Enter the first and last name of the defendant.

Click on “Search”.

Citation

Enter complete citation number.

Click on “Search”.

Attorney

Enter attorney’s first and last name.
Click on “Search”.

Select the case you wish to review and click on the blue-link case number to the left of defendant name.

A new page will open and display:

  • Case Type: (Misdemeanor or Felony)
  • Date Filed
  • Location
  • Defendant
  • Gender and Race
  • Date of Birth
  • Criminal Charges
  • Court Events and Outcomes

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Taylor County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Taylor County Detention Center in the city of Abilene, Taylor County in the state of Texas.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Taylor County Detention Center

If you are certain your inmate is in Taylor County Detention Center, or at the very least in Taylor County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Taylor County Detention Center inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Taylor County Detention Center is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Texas or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Taylor County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Taylor County Jail, either look them up here or call for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Taylor County Jail until transport to a Texas State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Taylor County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Taylor County Detention Center and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.


How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Texas

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Texas. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

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