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Webb County Jail

9998 US Highway 83
Laredo, TX 78046-8449
Phone: (956) 723-1985

Interview with Carlos

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Carlos: Time served and 6 months probation.

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?
Carlos: No, I did right after my arrest. I was taken to a room with height stripes drawn on the wall a desk and a video camera recording me. It was very uncomfortable, Iwas not allowed to sit and was asked about were I got the marijuana.

Are you or someone you know headed to Webb County Jail? If so, you might be wondering what to expect while you serve your time. Going to jail can be frightening, especially your first time. Having the right information can help you feel more prepared for whatever lies ahead.

We have interviewed former inmates of Webb County, who have shared their experiences so you won't have to wonder what life is like on the inside. Their interviews can be accessed by clicking on links to the left. Take a few minutes to read their stories, so you can get an idea of what you can expect behind bars in Webb County Jail.

Getting Along With Other Inmates
Webb County has been described as a tough jail with the majority of inmates being Mexican. If you are of a different ethnicity, you may have a difficult time getting along with the inmates in this facility. There are also a lot of inmates with gang affiliations, and it helps to know someone from the outside. No matter what, it is always best to respect others and stay away from potential fights to avoid problems.

Phone Calls and Visitation
One of the highest priorities for inmates in any jail is to maintain contact with their loved ones outside the jail. Webb County allows inmates regular access to phones that can call out of the jail. Phone calls are collect and generally cost about $10 for a 20 minute call. The jail also allows inmates to have visitors one day per week.

Webb County provides three meals a day to inmates. The food is rated as "medium portions and warm" which is a big step up from many jails. One inmate favorite is the turkey salad. In addition to meals provided by the jail, inmates can order snacks from the commissary if they have money available in their account.

It is helpful to inmates when family and friends make sure that they have funds available on their books. This can help make the time in jail a little bit more comfortable for the inmate.

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