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Bandera County Jail
Jail: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Sheriff: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Bandera, TX 78003

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Bandera County Jail , call the jail at 830-796-7759 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Bandera County Jail .

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Bandera County Jail

The Bandera County Jail , located in the city of Bandera, in Bandera County, Texas is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 1920 Bookings, with a daily average of 96 Inmates and a staff of 24.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Bandera County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Bandera County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Bandera County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Bandera County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Texas State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Bandera County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Bandera County Jail  using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Bandera County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Bandera County Jail  inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do Inmates in Bandera County Jail Make or Receive Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Bandera County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

1.  Start by confirming that Bandera County Jail has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Bandera County Jail , and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Bandera County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within Texas.
2. Prepaid calls between Texas and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Bandera County Jail approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Bandera County Jail GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Bandera County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Bandera County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Bandera County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Texas, then choose Bandera County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Bandera County Jail , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Bandera County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Bandera County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Bandera County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Bandera County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Bandera County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Bandera County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Texas, then choose Bandera County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Bandera County Jail , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Bandera County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Bandera County Jail , or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Bandera County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Bandera County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Bandera County Jail ?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 830-796-7759.

Bandera County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas Bandera 96


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

Jail: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Sheriff: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Bandera, TX 78003


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 830-796-3561

Sheriff: 830-796-3561

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Jail: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Sheriff: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Police: 503 Main St
Bandera, TX 78003


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Bandera County Jail in Texas?
There are 96 inmates in the Bandera County Jail in Texas. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Bandera County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Bandera County Jail .

How many people get arrested and booked into the Bandera County Jail in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 1920 offenders were booked into the Bandera County Jail in Texas. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bandera County Jail .

How many people work at the Bandera County Jail in Texas?
The Bandera County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 24. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Texas law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Bandera County Jail in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Bandera County Jail in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bandera County Jail . When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Bandera County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 830-796-7759 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Texas prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Bandera County Jail in Texas?
The Bandera County Jail address and phone number is: Jail: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Sheriff: 3360 State Highway 173 North
Bandera, TX 78003. Their phone number is 830-796-7759. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Bandera County Jail .

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Bandera County Jail , such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Bandera County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Bandera County Jail . Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Bandera County Jail . Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Bandera County Jail . Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Bandera County Jail . Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Bandera County Jail . Learn more about inmate commissary in the Bandera County Jail .

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Bandera County Jail ?
Call 830-796-7759 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Bandera County Jail . A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Bandera County Jail .

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