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Bell County Jail Information
111 West Central Avenue
Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5400
The Bell County Jail is located at 111 West Central Avenue in Belton, TX and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about the Bell County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find Bell County court records, and everything else.
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This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that might help others is much appreciated.
Bell County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are? Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who is in jail at the Bell County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bell County Jail Inmate Lookup has information about individuals who have been arrested, which includes current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
Bell County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Bell County Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Bell County Jail Visitation
Inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Bell County Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so call the facility at (254) 933-5400 before you go.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Bell County Jail you have to first have your name on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Bell County Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Persons currently on must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Bell County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bell County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bell County Jail, use this address:
Bell County Jail
111 West Central Avenue
Belton, TX 76513
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bell County Jail
111 West Central Avenue
Belton, TX 76513
The Bell County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bell County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bell County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bell County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Bell County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates could change, so it would be best to visit the Bell County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bell County Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bell County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (254) 933-5400 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bell County Jail store. An inmate can purchase a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products like soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bell County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: (254) 933-5400
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all of the inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bell County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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