Could you imagine being stuck in Lubbock County Detention Center for longer than a week? Months? Or even years?

A county detention center is not meant for serving out time. It's a temporary processing facility that arrestees are technically supposed to book in and bond out of in short order. Or be held for court proceedings before a judge.

But try telling that to 37 long-time inmates of the Lubbock County Detention Center.

That's right. There are 35 men and two women who have remained behind bars and in limbo since 2020. That's over four years ago!

These well-established inmates are all charged with a litany of serious, violent felony offenses that are still pending final legal proceedings. As a result, these offenders have remained in county jail ether because a judge has ordered them held without bond or the bond amount set is higher than any of their loved ones can afford to post.

Or, they may have no one willing to post bond for them. Bummer.

Who's Been There Longest?

Who wins the race? From information made available through the Lubbock county jail roster, that dishonor goes to Xavier Garcia.

Lubbock County Detention Center
Lubbock County Detention Center

Garcia is charged with capital murder for the kidnapping and stabbing of Katrina Castillo in February of 2018. Garcia was booked into Lubbock County Detention Center on February 6, 2018.

And Now The Mugshots

These 37 mugshots are of individuals arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center prior to January 2021. The individuals charged should be presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. All arrestees featured below are those charged with a felony offense. A felony offense is classified by the severity of punishment, ranging from the low level state jail felony all the way to a capital felony. Also featured are any individuals who were held on a Fugitive Warrant or Detainer, a United States Marshall Remand, or Immigration Customs Enforcement Detainer.

36 Inmates Are in Lubbock County Detention Center For the Long Haul

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark/TSM

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