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San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff

San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff
219 N Harrison St
San Augustine, TX 75972

(936) 275-2424

The San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff is the main jail in San Augustine County Texas. While the police in the cities and towns in San Augustine County can arrest and detain offenders, the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff is the facility that is accredited by Texas to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff, located at:
219 N Harrison St
San Augustine, TX 75972 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (936) 275-2424.

The main reason that people call (936) 275-2424 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in San Augustine County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in San Augustine County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff has approximately 680 bookings, with a daily average of 34 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 8.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in San Augustine County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Texas Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the San Augustine County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Texas Department of Corrections 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. 

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

How Do Visit an Inmate in San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff?

To visit an inmate in San Augustine County you need to do the following:

San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation. In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.

Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

For all the information you need to know, whether it be 'in person' at-the-jail visitation or remote video visitation with your San Augustine County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in San Augustine County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff uses the services of NCIC for you to deposit funds into your {San Augustine County inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.

You can deposit money three different ways:

•    Deposit online at NCIC.com
•    Deposit at the kiosk in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff lobby, if available.
•    Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069 (Note: if you deposit money using a live agent the fee is $5.95).
Email – [email protected]

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff check out our Secure Messaging Guide for San Augustine County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in San Augustine County follow these instructions:

San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Texas.
  • Choose San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Texas to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Texas to Texas) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with San Augustine County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in San Augustine County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Texas San Augustine 34


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

219 N Harrison St
San Augustine, TX 75972


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

(939) 275-5133

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
219 N Harrison St
San Augustine, TX 75972


EMAIL

[email protected]


San Augustine County INMATE SEARCH OPTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas?
There are 34 inmates in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff 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, San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff.

How many people get arrested and booked into the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas every year?
In 2021, a total of 680 offenders were booked into the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff.

How many people work at the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas?
The San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff maintains a staff of approximately 8. 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff 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 (936) 275-2424 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff in Texas?
The San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff address and phone number is: 219 N Harrison St
San Augustine, TX 75972. Their phone number is (936) 275-2424. 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff, 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. Learn more about inmate commissary in the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff?
Call (936) 275-2424 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff. 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 San Augustine County Jail & Sheriff.

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