How to use the Inmate Search for Harris County - The 711 Jail in Texas
The easiest way for you to locate an inmate at Harris County - the 711 Jail is by starting going to our front page (click here). On the left side of the page at the top you should see a category heading called INMATE SEARCH. There are a few links here to help make your search easier.
- Harris County Jail Inmate List
- Harris County Jail Inmate Search
- County Inmates - mobile
- Recent Arrests - Harris County
- Recent Releases - Harris County
- Arrests Warrants - Harris County
- VINELINK - Inmate Search
Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5 all kind of operate the same way so we'll explain those here together. When you click on one of those links you will be taken to an information page where you need to enter some information about the inmate you are searching for. Your choices are:
- Last name
- First name
- SPN - booking number for inmate
- SSN - social security number of inmate
[Article_Ad_2]The more information you enter the faster you will narrow down to the person you are looking for. You must enter a certain amount of information or the computer will prompt you for more. If you can at least enter the last name or the SSN, you can get started and narrow it down from there.
If you are searching for someone recently arrested, you will have to look through a list of names. When you click on #4 above (the Recent Arrests link), you will be taken to a list that has the names of all people arrested in Harris County within the last 24 hours. Sometimes this list is longer than others, but it's the only option for this type of search.
If you don't find the person you are looking for, you have two options.
- Wait a few more hours because the inmate has to be fully processed before their name will show up.
- Call the jail and ask to see if they can provide you with any information.
The Arrest Warrant link will take you to a page called Search Our Records and Documents. If you are looking for information on an arrest you would begin here. Begin by entering whatever data you have. Next click the search button and fill out further prompts from there.
Finally, the VINELINK link is to help victims of crime find out information on their offender.
How To Post A Bond
Posting a bond can be quite confusing. If you've never done this before and have been asked to do so, you might feel quite overwhelmed. That's okay. You are not alone. We understand how you feel and would like to try to help you.
Bonds can be quite confusing because there are several different types of bond, bail amounts, methods of payment, etc. Understanding them all can actually be mind boggling without some help figuring it all out. That's what we are here to try to do for you. We hope to help you understand how to post the bond for your loved one as well as how to locate someone once they've been arrested.
The first step in bonding someone out begins with the judge. They decide if the inmate is eligible for bail and how much. The judge will also determine what kind of bond will apply.
In some cases, only cash bonds apply. For instance any of the following could apply:
- Cash bond (as stated above)
- Surety bond (requires assistance of a bonding agent)
- Bail bonds
- Personal bonds
- Pre-trial bonds
Both the personal and pre-trial bonds mean that the judge thinks the inmate is a safe enough risk not to require any type of "security." In this instance, security equals bail. So another words, the inmate will be released without a security put up because the judge believes they will return for court without on their own accord.
A personal bond is one such that the judge releases the inmate on their own recognizance. A pre-trial bond is one where Pretrial Services presents such a case as to convince the judge the inmate is trustworthy enough to return on their own.
Cash bonds are just that. The full amount of the bail must be paid by cash, money order, or cashier's check. These are made out to Harris County Sheriff's Office. Bail bonds are also secured, but the securement (lien, promissory note, etc.) has been deposited with the sheriff's office.
Lastly, let's go over the surety bond. This is a bond which has the bail amount secured through a bonding agent. The sheriff's office has a list of approved agents and will be happy to give you a copy. You then contact the agent of your choice and they will help you through the rest of the surety bonding process.
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