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Bowie County Correctional Center Information
105 West Front Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: (903) 798-3505
The Bowie County Correctional Center is located at 105 West Front Street in Texarkana, TX and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department.This guide tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Bowie County Correctional Center, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, how to find Bowie County court records, and everything else.
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This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.
Bowie County Correctional Center Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who’s in jail at the Bowie County Correctional Center you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bowie County Correctional Center Inmate List has information about individuals currently in custody, which includes custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Bowie County Correctional Center Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Bowie County Correctional Center is made up of the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bowie County Correctional Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the Bowie County Correctional Center before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you call the facility at (903) 798-3505 before you try to go to visitation.
|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 someone at the Bowie County Correctional Center you have to be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Bowie County Correctional Center, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor 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 Bowie County Correctional Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bowie County Correctional Center 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 Bowie County Correctional Center, use this address:
Bowie County Correctional Center
105 West Front Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bowie County Correctional Center
105 West Front Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
The inmate mail policy at the Bowie County Correctional Center changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official Bowie County Correctional Center site when you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bowie County Correctional Center. 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 Bowie County Correctional Center 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Bowie County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to people in jail could change, so you should double check the Bowie County Correctional Center site when send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bowie County Correctional Center
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 Bowie County Correctional Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (903) 798-3505 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 Bowie County Correctional Center store. You can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will probably need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products including 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Bowie County Correctional Center are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Bowie County Correctional Center phone number is: (903) 798-3505
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all 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 Bowie County Correctional Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 state prisons and local 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 calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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