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Cooke County Jail Information
300 County Road 451
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 665-3471
The Cooke County Jail is located at 300 County Road 451 in Gainesville, TX and is a medium security county jail operated by the Cooke County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about the Cooke County Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and much, much more.
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This guide is meant to offer info you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Cooke County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Cooke County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Cooke County Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Cooke County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Cooke County Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
They will let you use the telephone to call 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 your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Cooke County Jail Visitation
The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Cooke County Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you call the facility at (940) 665-3471 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|
To visit someone at the Cooke County Jail you have to first have your name on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Cooke County Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Persons under must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Cooke County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Cooke 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.
The mailing address for the Cooke County Jail is:
Cooke County Jail
300 County Road 451
Gainesville, TX 76240
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cooke County Jail
300 County Road 451
Gainesville, TX 76240
The mail policy at the Cooke County Jail changes, so visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Cooke 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 Cooke 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 arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if 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 a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at the Cooke County Jail can change at any time, so you should check the Cooke County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Cooke 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 Cooke County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (940) 665-3471 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 Cooke County Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their commissary 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
The only phone calls that Cooke County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
The Cooke County Jail phone number is: (940) 665-3471
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from all inmate phone calls are shared 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 Cooke 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 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 learning how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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