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Who's in Jail?

 

The Jail Occupancy data comes from the Police Department's Jail Computer. It is information that is obtained during the "booking" process of a prisoner. When a prisoner is arrested by Baytown Police Officers, he/she is taken to the Baytown Jail. Upon arrival the prisoner is turned over to a City Jailer. After the prisoner's property is taken for safekeeping, he/she is "booked" into the Jail Computer System. This process normally occurs within 30-45 minutes after the prisoner's arrest.

 How can I find out if someone is in the Baytown City Jail?
Online: Access this information at www.baytown.org  updated daily, Monday through Friday
  or
  Contact jail staff in the jail lobby at: 
     3100 N. Main 
     Baytown, TX 77521
     Phone: (281) 422-8371

When is the jail open?
The jail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Where is the City of Baytown Jail?
The Baytown Municipal  Jail is located at: 
     3100 N. Main 
     Baytown , TX 77521
      
 What does it mean when a person is "booked" into jail?
This is an administrative process documenting a prisoner's entrance into the jail. The process includes collecting information such as the person's name, address, reason for the arrest (criminal charge(s)), and inventorying personal property. A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.

What occurs during an arraignment?
 An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount.
 
When are prisoners arraigned?
Arraignments are generally held  daily during the week at approximately 10 a.m.  and once daily on weekends.

What is "jail credit"?
The City of Baytown assigns a monetary value for time spent in jail for a City of Baytown Class C misdemeanor ticket or warrant. A municipal judge determines jail credit as regulated by state law.

Is jail credit applied to all arrests?
No, jail credit only applies to some City of Baytown Class C misdemeanors.

When may I visit a prisoner?
The jail has daily visitation during the following hours:

Males - 8 a.m. -11 a.m. (you must arrive by 10:45 a.m.)

Females - 2 p.m.-5 p.m. ( you must arrive by 4:45 p.m.)

Segregation Inmates - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (you must arrive by 7:45 p.m.)

What are the visitation requirements?
 •Visitation is limited to20 minutes  per visitation period.
•Only one visitor at a time.
•Visitors must be appropriately dressed, be at least 17 years of age, present a state issued drivers license or ID card, or other government issued ID with a photo, last name, first name, and date of birth.
•Visitors will be checked for outstanding warrants.
•All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the visitation room.

How can I pay for a prisoner’s Class C charges while they are incarcerated?
 In order to pay for a prisoner's Class C charges, you would need to bring a money order made out to the "Baytown Municipal Court" for the full amount of the fine owed.  Please check with Jail Personnel to obtain the proper amount due and owing prior to obtaining a money order.

What items may I bring a prisoner?
Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the prisoner's property. Prisoner prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner.

How may I get a prisoner's property?
Prisoner property can only be released after the prisoner grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim prisoner property it is necessary to present a driver's license or a government issued identification card and sign the property release form.

May a prisoner make free phone calls?
 Prisoners are allowed to place one free telephone call once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from inside a cell block.

What is an Arrest warrant?
This is a warrant where no plea has been entered. A prisoner, bail bond company, or an attorney can post a bond for this type of warrant. The bond assures that the prisoner will appear in court.

What is a Capias warrant?
This is a warrant where a plea has been entered and the prisoner did not follow through with the court agreement. The only way to resolve a Capias warrant is to pay the fine in full or be released "time served" by remaining in jail until enough jail credit has been earned.

How can a prisoner resolve a City of Baytown Class C misdemeanor warrant?
•Cash
•Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
•Released "time served" after acquiring enough jail credit
•A combination of jail credit and cash or credit card payment

How can a prisoner resolve a Class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another city? 
 Resolution of a Class C misdemeanor warrant issued from another city must be handled by contacting that city directly.  The City of Baytown can not accept bonds and fine amounts for another jurisdiction.  Most county agencies do not allow cities to accept bonds and fines for their charges and payment must be made at the issuing agency.

How can a prisoner get out of jail when arrested for a felony or misdemeanor (other than a Class C misdemeanor)?
 Contact an attorney and/or  a bail bond company.  The Baytown jail and the Baytown Municipal Court do not accept bonds or fine amounts for any charges other than those originating from the Baytown Municipal Court.

Will city employees recommend a bail bond company or an attorney?
 No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book, on the Internet, or by using directory assistance.
 
Where are impounded vehicles stored?
To find the location of your impounded vehicle, please contact the Baytown Police Department at: :
      3200 North Main
      Baytown, TX 77521

  Be prepared to provide information such as the vehicle's year, make, model, and license plate number.

Where can prisoners released from the Baytown City Jail be picked up?
 Prisoners are released in the jail lobby at:
      3100 North Main
      Baytown, TX 77521
 
How do I get information on a prisoner that has been transferred to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?
 You must contact ICE  for this information. Personnel at the BaytownJail will not have any information regarding any prisoner transferred into ICE’s custody.