Holding Facility (Jail)

Persons arrested for criminal offenses and outstanding warrants are brought to the White Settlement Holding Facility (Jail) to be booked and processed into the Criminal Justice System.

Booking Process

The process includes inventorying of personal property and collecting information such as:

  • The person’s name
  • The person's address
  • Reason for the arrest (criminal charge(s))

A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well. Prisoners are allowed to place limited free telephone calls once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from inside their cell block.

Arraignment Scheduling

Once a person has been booked into the Holding Facility, they are set for an arraignment. An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and the prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner their rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount. Arraignments are generally held daily, usually in the mornings, but may occur at alternate times.