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Dawson County Jail Information
401 South 2nd Street
Lamesa, TX 79331
Phone Number: (806) 872-7560
The Dawson County Jail is located at 401 South 2nd Street in Lamesa, TX and is a medium security county jail operated by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about the Dawson County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to give you all the info you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Dawson County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Dawson County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Dawson County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Dawson County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Dawson County Jail includes each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
You will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.
Dawson County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Dawson County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you call the facility at (806) 872-7560 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 an inmate at the Dawson County Jail you must first be on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones are allowed at Dawson County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Dawson County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Dawson 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 address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Dawson County Jail is:
Dawson County Jail
401 South 2nd Street
Lamesa, TX 79331
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dawson County Jail
401 South 2nd Street
Lamesa, TX 79331
The mail policy at the Dawson County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official Dawson County Jail site 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 Dawson 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 Dawson 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Dawson County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates change frequently, so it would be best to visit the Dawson County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Dawson 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 Dawson County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (806) 872-7560 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 Dawson County Jail store. You can purchase several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products such as 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 Dawson County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: (806) 872-7560
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 Dawson County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails 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 these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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