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The Angelina County Detention Center in Lufkin, Texas, is the county jail facility for Angelina County. The Angelina County Detention Center is under the control of the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. The Angelina County Sheriff is Greg Sanches. The Angelina County Detention Center is the local county jail facility for all of Angelina County. The Angelina County Sheriff is responsible for the custody, care, and control of all people accused of crimes in Angelina County.
The Angelina County Detention Center was built and opened in 2003. It houses a maximum of 279 inmates. It holds both male and female inmates. It holds inmates who are arrested by local law enforcement agencies located in Angelina County, as well as the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. Inmates who are confined in the jail can be accused of a wide range of crimes, from Class “C” misdemeanors to capital murder. This means that the Angelina County Detention Center has to be capable of holding inmates with a wide variety of security needs and levels. In addition, inmates come into the facility in a variety of conditions, and physical and mental health also have to be considered when determining how to house an inmate and the appropriate facility for inmate.
As a local jail facility, the Angelina County Detention Center is basically a temporary detention facility. This means that it holds inmates who have been arrested by local law enforcement agencies. Inmates may be detained until released on bail/bond, or may be released without charges being filed or without bond being required. Not all inmates will be eligible for release on bond. While the purpose of bail is to ensure that a defendant appears at trial, the courts are able to consider a number of factors in determining whether or not a defendant will be eligible for bail. Therefore, not all inmates will be eligible for bail. In addition, inmates who are charged with multiple offenses may have bond amounts for each offense.
In addition to pre-trial detainees, the Angelina County Detention Center may also hold post-conviction detainees. There are several different categories of post-conviction detainee. Inmates may have been convicted, but awaiting sentencing. Sentenced inmates may be held in the Angelina County Detention Center until they can be transferred to another correctional facility. Sentenced inmates who are at other correctional facilities may be held at the Angelina County Detention Center if they are scheduled to appear in court for any reason, or are being transferred to other facilities. In addition, inmates may be sentenced to serve their sentences in a county jail facility if they have been sentenced to a term of less than a year for each charge.
Angelina County Detention Center
2311 E. Lufkin Ave.
Lufkin, Texas 75901
Angelina County Detention Center
P.O. Box 114
Lufkin, TX 75902-0114
Angelina County Jail
P.O. Box 114
Lufkin, TX 75902-0114
The Angelina County Detention Center has relatively liberal mail rules compared to other local jail facilities. They permit inmates to get as much mail as they want, without limiting the number of letters they can get each day.
Generally, the Angelina County Detention Center allows most inmate mail as long as it does not violate any of the jail’s rules.
Outgoing inmate mail needs to comply with U.S. Postal Service regulations. Specific jail rules for mail include the following:
All mail should have the inmate’s full name (the name used at the time of booking), cell designation or dorm designation, and the facility’s address in the upper left hand corner of the envelope.
All mail should show the name and complete address of the person being written; no mail should be sent for delivery to third parties.
Mail is placed in an envelope for pick up at the same time as breakfast trays. The envelopes should not be sealed, unless the mail is being sent to federal officials, state officials, bona fide new media, or attorneys. If you seal an envelope, it must be labeled as either “legal mail” or “privileged mail.” Otherwise, any outgoing mail is subject to inspection for contraband.
In addition to contraband, mail will be inspected for its contents. Prohibited content includes: inflammatory writings, information regarding escape plans, information regarding the manufacturing explosives, information regarding the manufacture of guns, information regarding the manufacture of drugs, hard core pornography, solicitations of the breakdown of the jail through inmate disruption, writing that would encourage deviant criminal sexual behavior, or any mail that would otherwise be considered detrimental to an inmate’s rehabilitation.
If mail is rejected, then it is placed back in an inmate’s property box, and may be used as the basis for disciplinary action.
For incoming mail, all mail other than legal mail or privileged mail will be opened and inspected prior to delivery to the inmate. Any mail containing contraband can subject the recipient to prosecution.
Incoming inmate mail must comply with the following rules:
Must include a full return address, including name and address on the envelope. Any incoming mail without a return address will be returned to the post office.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office main number 936-634-3331.
The Angelina County Detention Center has a jail roster that presents all incarcerated inmates in alphabetical order. Each of the inmates on the roster is listed by: last name, first name, middle name; sex; height; weight; eye color; hair color; and booking date. When you click on an inmate’s name, it pulls up a record of the inmate that includes the inmate’s age, days confined, the offense charged, the degree of the offense charged, the bond amount if bond has been set, the reason for the hold if applicable, and the arresting agency. It also provides any known aliases for the inmate, as well as scars, marks, or tattoos. While you cannot list the inmates according to the other parameters, you can search in reverse alphabetical order. In addition, the at-a-glance presentation of inmates and some of their identifying characteristics means that you can conduct a visual search looking at those other characteristics, in case you need to search for an inmate by something other than name.
The Angelina County Detention Center’s jail roster does not have the functionality to allow it to work as an inmate booking or recent arrest roster. You cannot arrange for it to present inmates in the order of their booking or arrest date. However, each inmate record contains the booking date, even in the overview function. Therefore, you could use your computer’s CNTL+F find function to search for inmates booked on a particular date or conduct a visual search of all inmate records looking for recent booking dates. The jail roster does provide inmate booking date information, as well as: first, middle, and last name; known aliases; gender; height; weight; eye color; hair color; tattoos, scars, or marks; and a booking photo. It also provides information about the crime charged, the degree of that crime, any bond amount, the arresting agency, and why the inmate is being detained.
While the Angelina County Detention Center does not maintain a specific database of booking photos/mugshots, you can find Angelina County jail booking photos on the Angelina County Detention Center’s jail roster.
The Angelina County Detention Center provides in-depth visitation information on its website’s visitation information page.
Visitation hours at the Angelina County Detention Center are:
Wednesday 2:00PM- 5:30PM
Thursday 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Wednesday 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Thursday 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Visitors can sign in up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the visitation period, and must sign in at least 30 minutes prior to the end of visitation.
All visitors must have state-issued identification. Picture identification is preferred, but other means of identification, such as a social security card, birth certificate, or other form of ID may be acceptable if approved by the Jail Administrator.
Inmates can have 3 visits per week.
Each visit is limited to two visitors in the room at one time; however, visitors may switch with others during the 20 minute visitation period.
Each visitor must be logged into the visitation log by the visitation officer; people who are not logged into the visitation log will not be allowed to visit.
People under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
No unauthorized items may be brought into the jail; those who attempt to bring unauthorized items into the jail can be stripped of their rights to visit the jail and even subject to prosecution.
Visits may be denied if the visitor is disruptive or if the officers on duty believe that the visit could disrupt the security or welfare of the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, vulgar language or gestures.
Any person disrupting visitation will be issued a 90-day criminal trespass warning.
Visitors may not bring any items for inmates, but can purchase items through commissary for the inmate.
All visits are non-contact visits.
All purses, handbags, cameras, and other electronic devices should be left in vehicles; if you have them on you at the time of visitation, you will not be allowed to visit.
You must supervise children at all times; children may not be left unattended in the lobby; unattended children or children who are unruly can result in visitation being cancelled.
Clergy and attorneys are not limited to visitation hours, but will not be permitted to visit during meal times.
Visitors must dress appropriately for visitation. Although the prison does not post a dress code, the following items are generally prohibited wear for prison visitors: over revealing clothing, tank tops, cleavage revealing clothing, mini-skirts, short-shorts, see-through clothing, mesh clothing, gang-clothing, clothing with violent or profane images, or people not wearing the appropriate undergarments.
The Angelina County Detention Center does not allow inmates to receive incoming phone calls. If you have a genuine emergency, which you can verify, you can call the Angelina County Detention Center, explain the emergency to the duty officer, and ask the duty officer to have the inmate return your call. It is up to the discretion of the duty officer whether they will have the inmate return your call; under most circumstances, they will not.
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing phone calls. All calls are collect calls or are charged to an inmate’s phone account. You can add funds, either to your phone number or to an inmate’s phone account by using the VendEngine Kiosk in the lobby of the jail or by going to the website at http://www.vendengine.com/.
Generally, inmates cannot receive property while they are in jail. The exception to this is prescription-only glasses with plastic frames and prescription-only contacts. If bringing contact solution, it can only be brought in a new, unopened container.
To allow inmates to buy those items not provided by the jail for free, the Angelina County Detention Center offers commissary services, also known as canteen. This is like an in-jail store, which allows inmates to purchase certain items using money in their inmate trust accounts. Inmate trust accounts may also be known as commissary accounts or canteen accounts.
The Angelina County Detention Center uses Vend Engine as its jail commissary service provider. You can visit their website at http://www.vendengine.com/ or deposit money in the VendEngine kiosk in the lobby of the jail.
In Angelina County, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department is authorized to accept bail on behalf of an inmate. The Angelina County Detention Center does not provide information about an inmate’s court dates to the public; however, you can find out if an inmate is eligible for bond and the amount of any bond that has been ordered by looking up the inmate’s information on the inmate roster. Not every inmate is bond eligible. In addition, not every inmate will have a bond amount that is easily payable in cash. Make sure and check bond amounts for each offense; an inmate will only be released after bond for each offense has been paid.
In Texas, the judge may order a cash bond. You can pay this bond in full, which is known as a cash bond. The full amount of the bond is refundable, as long as the defendant appears at all scheduled court dates and otherwise complies with the terms of his or her bond. If you cannot pay the bond in full, you may engage the services of a surety, also known as a bail bondsman, to promise the full amount of the bond in the event that the defendant fails to appear at a scheduled court date or to comply with other conditions of bond.
Sureties charge a fee, usually 10% of the ordered bond, for these services. The Angelina County Jail cannot recommend a particular bail bondsman, but you can locate them online, in the Yellow Pages, or with the help of a defense attorney.
Located in Lufkin, the Angelina County Detention Center is the primary short-term incarceration facility for all of Angelina County. A medium-sized facility built in 2003, the Angelina County Detention Center holds up to 279 male and female inmates. Inmates may be accused of crimes ranging from Class “C” misdemeanors all the way to capital felony offenses. It holds those who have been arrested by local law enforcement agencies and are awaiting a determination of whether they should be held; those who are being held pending a bail hearing; those who have been denied bail; those who have been given bail but bail is not yet paid; those who are awaiting trial; those who have been convicted but are awaiting sentencing; those who have been sentenced but are awaiting transfer to another facility; and those who have been sentenced to serve their terms in a local jail facility.
The Angelina County Detention Center is run by the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. The Angelina County Sheriff is Greg Sanches. Sheriff Sanches is responsible for the custody, care, and control of all of those accused of a crime within Angelina County.
Year Built or Opened: 2003 Warden or Supervisor: Warden Stacey Fredieu Daily Inmate Count: 261 Total Capacity: 279 Security Level(s): minimum - medium
Inmate Full Name
Angelina County Jail
P.O. Box 114
Lufkin, TX 75902-0114
2311 East Lufkin Avenue
Lufkin, TX 75902