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Getting along with other inmates
Time off for good behavior
Food and Commissary
Galveston County Jail
5700 Avenue H
Tim: 1 month and 6 days
JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Tim: When you're arrested they do everything right there so you don't know if you're going out or what. They just walk you over to the court when it's your time.
It's hard to tell from the outside what life is like inside the Galveston County Jail. Unless you personally know somebody who has served time in this facility, there are very few resources that will give you details about what life is like from day to day for those who are locked up there.
If you or someone you know is facing time in Galveston County, you have come to the right place for this information. We have interviewed former inmates of Galveston County, who have shared their inside knowledge about everything ranging from what types of food the jail serves to what their court experiences were like.
You can read their interviews by clicking the links to the left. Take a few minutes to read their stories and learn what life is really like in the Galveston County Jail.
Most movies and TV shows will lead you to believe that fighting is inevitable for people who are incarcerated. Luckily, this stereotype is not a reality in Galveston County. Sure, fights do happen, but only for those who are looking to fight. If you mind your own business and try to stay out of trouble, it isn't too hard to stay away from major conflict with other inmates.
Galveston County allows inmates sentenced inmates to be released fifty percent earlier than their sentence states. Inmates earn one day for every day served. This time off is automatically given to every inmate regardless of behavior.
Galveston County allows inmates two twenty minute visits per week. The jail is quite efficient when it comes to processing in the visitors. Visits are held via video monitor. Therefore, the inmate and visitor can see each other on a TV screen, but they are not physically in the same room.
The food at Galveston County is rated pretty highly as far as jail food goes. Some of the favorite meals of former inmates are the gravy trays and spaghetti trays. The jail also serves desserts sometimes, such as cake. Inmates who have money on their accounts can order additional snacks once a week from the commissary.
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