Individuals arrested in Fort Worth are often housed in Mansfield Jail. Contact information for the Mansfield Jail is available below.
How to find out if someone is in custody in the Mansfield City Jail:
- Call the Mansfield City Jail at (817) 473-1086.
- Contact the Mansfield Bond Desk at 817-804-5731.
- You can check the Mansfield Jail Online Inmate Locator
- Visit the Mansfield City Jail located at 1601 Heritage Parkway, Mansfield.
- If the person was arrested by Fort Worth, you may check the Tarrant County Inmate Search page.
- The phone numbers for Tarrant County Jail Information are Jail Information, (817) 884-3116 and (817) 884-3117.
Mansfield Jail Phone Numbers
Jail Administration: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
For Bond Information
For all other Inmate information, 7 days a week between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Visiting Mansfield Jail
Visitors must produce a valid form of identification. This can be a Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, etc. Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Visitation Hours: 2-10 p.m.
Mondays – No visits
Male Visitation Days – 2-10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Female Visitation Days – 2-10 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Each visitation day, there will be 12 visitation sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session will last 30 minutes.
Seating is limited. Inmates are allowed two visits per week. The new week starts each Tuesday.
Should you hire an attorney or bondsman first?
Here are some reasons you should hire an attorney before you hire a bondsman if you are charged with a serious criminal offense:
The bond may be set too high. You will have no idea if the bond that was set on your loved one’s case is reasonable or not. An attorney will be able to determine whether the bond is within the range customary to your location. A bondsman has little incentive to tell you that the bond is set high because a higher bond translates to a higher fee.
If you are charged with a criminal offense but bond has not been set, you will want to talk to a criminal defense attorney immediately who can approach a judge on your behalf to get a bond set or to file a writ of habeas corpus for your release.
The sooner an experienced criminal defense attorney is working on your case, the sooner the charges may be reduced or dropped. It is even more important for a felony case to involve a criminal defense attorney early in the process because felony cases must go through the Grand Jury process. A skilled defense attorney can use the grand jury process to your advantage.
You may be able to post a cash bond or there might be other ways to secure your loved one’s release. For instance, Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is a way for qualified prisoners to be released without paying a bond. Pre-trial release is a personal bond, or promise, to appear. Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is responsible for gathering and reviewing information about a prisoner to determine whether to release the prisoner from custody. Your loved one may also be eligible for release on mental health bond conditions or a personal recognizance bond.
Posting a Cash Bond
Bonds may be posted at any time, 24 hours a day, at the Bond Desk, Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196. Learn more about cash bonds and bonding someone out of jail.
Pretrial Release: A Bond Alternative in Tarrant County
Tarrant County Pretrial Services provides a way for an inmate to be released from custody without putting up a cash bond or going through a bondsman. Pretrial Services is available to individuals charged with:
- Class A and B misdemeanors and
- Non-violent felonies.
To be eligible for release through pretrial services, the defendant:
- Must be a resident of Tarrant County or reside within a 50-mile radius.
- Must be in jail on a Tarrant County offense
- Must provide positive identification
- Must not be on parole or probation nor have any previous felony convictions
- Must be willing to appear in court for all scheduled court appearances until the case is disposed
- Defendants who have first-degree felonies or who have a history of bond forfeitures are excluded from consideration unless ordered by a judge.
To secure a person’s release through Pretrial Services contact Tarrant County Pretrial Release at 817-884-1465 if you believe you or a loved one may be eligible for Pretrial release. The fee is $20 or three percent of the amount of the bond, whichever is greater.
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Firm
Varghese Summersett PLLC is here to assist you when you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense. We handle all levels of state and federal criminal offenses. This includes driving while intoxicated cases, white collar crimes, drug crimes, and crimes against persons or property. To discuss the specifics of your case, call our office today at (817) 203-2220 or contact us online.
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