Originally Published March 3, 2020
Family members who suspect that their loved one is incarcerated in Williamson County Jail can now easily confirm it online. There’s a website where you can check if someone you know is under the custody of Williamson County Jail. (Related: How to Find Out If The Police Are Investigating You)
If you’re uncertain of the location of your loved one or someone you know, follow these easy steps to find out if he/she is already an inmate in Williamson County Jail.
STEP 1: GATHER THE GENERAL INFORMATION OF YOUR LOVED ONE
You need to know all the necessary information on the person you are looking for. Information like the first name, middle name, surname, and birthday will be asked, so be sure to prepare all these.
STEP 2: GO TO THE WEBSITE
Click here to go to the official website of Williamson County Records Inquiry.
STEP 3: SELECT JAIL RECORDS
Once you’re already on the website, you will be able to see the light blue words that say “Jail Records” at the bottom of the page. This will lead you directly to a page where you can search for information about inmates jailed in Williamson County Jail.
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR SEARCH METHOD
At the top of the page, you will see a heading that says, “search by.” On this page, it will give you two options, depending on what information you have available. You can search for the defendant’s name or its booking number.
If you have the defendant’s booking number, the better. Searching by the defendant’s name can give you multiple results, especially if the person you are searching for has a common name.
Moreover, you have to be accurate when putting the information of the defendant you’re looking for. One mistake, and you will have incorrect results. The more information you place, the more precise your results will be.
STEP 5: REVIEW THE RESULTS
After providing the necessary information needed by the website, it will direct you to the results page. Whether by name or the booking number of the defendant, the results will come back with the following information:
- Booking Number
- Defendant Name
- Date Booked
- Date Released
- Arresting Agency
- Charge (s)
STEP 6: CHECK THE LOCATION INFORMATION
On the right upper part of the page, you will see a small heading that says, “Location.” For most of the listed records, you are more likely to find “Main Jail” as the location. If you see something else, you might want to call the Booking Desk for more information.
Booking Desk – (512) 943-1365
STEP 7: VERIFY THE DEFENDANT’S INFORMATION
If the defendant you are looking for has a common name, you will need to verify if all the details on the result are correct. Check if the information such as the first, middle, and surname, if it matches with birth date.
STEP 8: CHECK THE BOOKING AND THE RELEASE DATES
After you have verified the name of the person you are searching, check if the columns of booking and released dates are filled in. These columns will let you know if the person you are seeking is still in custody,
For example, if both booking and release dates are filled in, then the person you are searching for is no longer under the care of Williamson County Jail. But if the column of the booking date has filled in and the released date column is empty, the chances are high that the defendant is still in custody.
STEP 9: GETTING MORE INFORMATION
Finally, to be more certain if you have the correct person on the result, you can click on the booking number displayed on the page. This will direct you to a page where you can see the information about the charge. It’s also possible to see the defendant’s mug shot photo (if available) to help you verify identity.
DID NOT GET THE INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED?
As you can see, finding out if an inmate is in Williamson County Jail is not rocket science. However, if you are unsuccessful in searching the defendant on the record, or if you don’t have all the personal identification of the defendant, you can call the Booking Desk at 512-943-1365. The Booking Desk is available at all times to answer your queries. (Related: How to Call an Inmate)
If your loved one is not in Williamson County Jail, you can also use this inmate locator which lists the contact information of jails and prisons across all 50 states.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Franchette Agatha Jardin believes that everyone has the capacity to help those who are in need. She writes blogs about issues and news surrounding those in prison in the hopes of restoring a little extra faith in humanity.