What Do Those Letters Mean?



We know we are missing a lot of abbreviations and acronyms.  We’re working hard to get answers but have been having some difficulties.  The judicial side is not being very cooperative at this point.  We will continue to ask for the information that the public needs.  Thank you for your patience.

Add On – A charge that is added after the initial booking

AFIS – Automated Fingerprint Identification System

APPL – Applied

AWTG – Awaiting

B.C.A.D.C. – Bexar County Adult Detention Center

BND – Bond

CC – County Court

CCBGDLNS – County Court Bond Guidelines (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to County Court Bond Guidelines)

CCPRB – County Court P.R. Bond.  This is abbreviation is listed when an individual is already on a P.R. bond

CLR – Clear

CLSD – Closed

CMAG – Central Magistrate’s Office

CONV – Convicted

CRT – Court

CRTC – Court Residential Treatment Center

D.A.C.T. – Drug & Alcohol Facility

D.A.P.V.F. – Drug Alcohol Probation Violators Facility

DC – District Court

DCPRB – District Court P.R. Bond.  This is abbreviation is listed when an individual is already on a P.R. bond

DEF ADJ – Deferred Adjudication

Denied/SomeLetters – It means they were denied a PR bond. The letters after the slash are just the initials of the person who entered the data into the system

DKT – Court Docket

DPS – Department of Public Safety

DSMD – Dismissed

FBGDLNS – Felony Bond Guidelines. (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to Felony Bond Guidelines)

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

FILE – Case file. (Referring to the actual documents)

FS – Felony, State Jail

GDLNS – Guidelines

GPS – Global Positioning System

HSP – Hospital

ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ILO – Interlock Order (ignition lock for a vehicle)

ISF – Intermediate Sanction Facility

JAL – Jail

MATCH – Mothers and their Children

MCRT – Municipal Court (I think)

MHMR – Mental Health and Mental Retardation

MIOF – Mentally Impaired Offender Facility

MTN ENT ADJ GUILT – Motion Entered Adjudicated Guilt

MTRP – Motion to Revoke Probation

NCIC – National Crime Information Center

NG – Non-Guidelines.  (PR Bonds is now allowing all misdemeanor charges to be considered for a PR bond.  The normal official guidelines have restrictions of what can be considered even for misdemeanors)

NLETS – National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

NOLO CT – Nolo Contendere ( a Latin term meaning ‘I do not wish to contend’). You may hear it said as ‘no contest,’ in other words they are not going to fight the charges.

NOT HANDLED – This comment is used when the charge is not eligible for a P.R. bond.

OTHR – Other

OTOFCO – Out of County

PAR – Parole

PATCH – Papas and their Children

PEN PK – Penitentiary Packet

PICU – Population Impact Control Unit

POSS – Possession

PR – Personal Recognizance (bond)

PR/SomeLetters – The PR is defined above, the letters after the slash are just the initials of the person who entered the data into the system

RC – Restitution Center

RCO1 – The person has been released

REC – Received

REFUSEDX2 – This means they tried to interview the inmate for a P.R. bond but he refused.  In this case he refused two times.

REL – Released

RELPR – Released on a Personal Recognizance Bond

RWOB – Remanded without Bond

SAFPF – Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

SATF – Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

SBIR – Surety Bond in Route

SBIH – Surety Bond in Hand

SHR OFC – Sheriff’s Office

T.A.I.P. – Treatment Alternative to Incarceration Program

TCIC – Texas Crime Information Center

TDC – Texas Department of Corrections

TDCGDLNS – Texas Department of Corrections Guidelines

TDCJ – Texas Department of Criminal Justice

TLETS – Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

TO REL – To be released

TO SUB – To Submit

Tresps – Trespass

TRMT BED – Treatment facility bed / spot to sleep in

TRF – Transfer

VINE – Victim Information & Notification Everyday (It lets victims know when an inmate has been released so they can get to a safe place if they need to.)

214 thoughts on “What Do Those Letters Mean?

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      Marc – We’re working on that. We gave them a list of acronyms that we would like them to tell us what they mean. PICU is on that list. No response yet. We got an answer! It stands for Population Impact Control Unit.

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        Aliceson – We’re not completely sure. It’s District Court file received but we’re not sure what the SEC stands for. Something else to add to the list of questions we have for them. It’s a shame they are not subject to open records requests. It would be easier to get information out of them.

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      Garcia – Texas Department of Corrections Guidelines. It means the PR was refused based on something in those guidelines.

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      Marcus – We believe that means County Court bond but aren’t 100% sure. It is one of the terms we are trying to get an answer for from Pre-Trial. They are worse than what we had to go through the first time around for the commissary lists. (We do have updated commissary lists that we got with no problem this time around, thank you Sheriff Salazar). One of the main problems is that the judicial branch is not subject to open records requests so it’s hard to force them to do anything. Even something as simple as telling us what their abbreviations mean. We’ll keep working on it.

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      Nancy – The individual was denied a PR bond. The last letters are those of the person entering the information into the system.

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      Hailey – Awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Corrections.

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      Andreia – That is a charge that is added after the initial booking. Sometimes warrants come out on people who are in jail. When the jail books them on that charge it is called an add on charge since it was added on to what he already had.

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      Emily – We’re not sure where you found this designation. it’s too long for the space that is given on the mag’s list. If you could tell us where you found it we could try to contact that department to find out what it means.

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      Sandra – Thank you, you brought a new situation to our attention. There has been a change due to the overcrowding at the jail. Previous guidelines didn’t allow a person to be released on a P.R. bond under certain circumstances like being on probation. They are now using a Non-Guidelines designation that allows all misdemeanor charges to be eligible for a P.R. bond.

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      • Erna

        Hi, quick question-

        Husband arrested after his bonds were forfeited by agent on 3 misdemeanors, 1 felony.. bond amounts were increased accordingly. Not sure if he applied for pr bond for misdemeanors?? If so, where do I find out if approved or denied? ?
        Thank you all

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        Erna – Contact P.R. Bonds at 210-335-6315.

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      Ellie – They should have put a slash in front of the CF. Those are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Thomas – We have been told that the letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Thomas – To submit P.R. bond.

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      Mac – It means a person has been released.

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      Armando – That means they are being sent to the jail.

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      Esthela – We think the person who entered this information reversed the order. Normally they put their initials at the end. In this case we think the first two letters are the initials of the person who entered the information. The last letters, OTOFCO, we’re pretty sure stand for Out of County.

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      Angie – We believe that means District Court bond but haven’t been able to verify it. The initials after the slash are for the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Cece – Awaiting docket. It means the case has not been scheduled on the court docket to be heard yet.

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      Monica – If it’s anywhere around where it is giving court case information it will stand for closed. If it’s someplace else we would need to know where to find out the correct meaning.

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      Mayte – Released on PR bond. The last three letters are the initials of the person who put the information into the system.

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      Ryan – Victim Information & Notification Everyday. It lets victims know when an inmate has been released so they can get to a safe place if they need to.

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      Joe – It means the individual was not approved for a PR bond.

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  1. Sara

    My fiancee was arrested 7/7/2017 and was taken to county and was in there for an mtr for his 2nd felony for arrson and he was pulled on 8/9/2017 and sent to isf and has been there since then is there anybody I can call and ask to find out how long he will be there or find out when his release date will be?

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      Sara – Contact the court that his case was heard in. The court clerk should be able to tell you what the terms of the sentence were.

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      Selly – Texas Department of Corrections guidelines.

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      Elvira – Sometimes when a person has multiple charges the court will take the highest level charge and dismiss the other charge(s). The abbreviation you asked about means Dismissed – Convicted Other.

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      Ashley – We’ve noticed that most of the employees put their initials at the end but we have seen one or two put their initials at the beginning. We think this is one of those.

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      Sam – To be released on P.R. bond.

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      Jessica – Those are probably the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Yesenia – Out of County.

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      Cheryl – It means the court has sent their portion of the penitentiary packet to the Sheriff’s Office so they can compile the rest.

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  2. deb

    I am trying to find out what som if the meaning are RLSCPR/ CFF and how to find out when an inmat goes to court we are all the way in Ohio so dont anna keep calling the facility when hopefully i can find his case online

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      Deb – They usually mean release when they write RLS and they mean P.R. bond when they write PR. We’re not sure about the C. Maybe it was a court ordered or approved P.R. bond. The letters after the slash are just the initials of the person who entered the information.

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      Jill – Here is a definition of Criminal Trespass. “Generally, a person commits the crime of “criminal trespass” when he or she enters or remains on another’s property without the owner’s consent. The property in question could be a house, apartment, office building, or sometimes even an automobile or aircraft”. Habit/Shelter refers to places like the Samm Shelter or Haven for Hope. They are places homeless people can spend a night at.

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      Starr – That’s the judicial side which is not really what we deal with but we’re thinking it means Reset Jury Trial. You can call the court that the case is being heard in to ask the court clerk what it means.

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        Heather – It looks like it’s saying Reset Jury Trial with the CT being the initials of the person who entered the information in the computer. We suggest you call the court your case has been set in to see if they have reset the trial date.

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      Evelyn – Personal recognizance.

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      Joshua – We only deal with the jail. That’s more on the judicial side. We don’t have that information but we doubt it’s available for the public. We suggest you speak to your attorney.

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  3. Desiree

    My brother was arrested on an assualt charge against his girlfriend and Im curious about whats going on with his case. Can you tell me what “ORD NO CNTACT/NHOI” , ” VA-IMPACT SENT JC” , “PRES WALFR TO ADM” and “ADM WALFR TO CF WARRANT”
    stands for? Saw all of this in the case events under the description.

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      Desiree – You sure gave us a tough one. The only one we know is the first which would be order no contact. The letters afterwards would be the initial of the person who entered the information. After that we are as lost as you. The information is actual more on the judicial side. We suggest you either call the court clerk in the court the case is assigned to or call P.R. bonds. Let us know what you find out. It could help someone else.

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  4. Kat

    What does DEFT ACCEPT DG CRT mean?

    From all the info you provided I get the following:

    Defendant accepts ______ court. just don’t know what DG stands for.

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      Kat – I contacted PR bonds on this. The lady I spoke to was very hesitant. We both thought it stood for drug court but I can’t guarantee that’s correct. She didn’t sound sure.

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      Camereon – To release on PR bond.

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      JJ – Released P.R. bond.

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      JJ – The bond was received in the County Court the case was assigned to.

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        JJ – Yes to both. The judge lists an amount that must be paid to get a person out of jail. The process is for someone to come pay the bond. When they do a document is generated showing the bond has been paid. The document goes to the courts. They don’t have all that money floating around. There are even accounts set up for attorneys with a certain amount of credit on them that can be counted towards a bond. It’s a very complex system.

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      • JJ

        Ok. So if someone got out on a P.R. BOND, then they didn’t have to pay an actual bond, and the document showing it was a P.R. bond was received by the court? Sorry I’m just trying to clearly understand.

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        JJ – A personal bond means you are basically giving your word that you will appear in court. It allows you to avoid having to pay the bond amount. There is a processing fee, something like $25 or $50 we think. You do not get that amount back. The bond being sent to the court is the judicial side. That is not an area we try to address. Our answer was based on what you said was listed on the arrest information. We do think some kind of documentation is sent to the court to show the bond was paid and probably what kind of bond it was.

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      • JJ

        What does it mean when they say “DA INFO TO CCF”? I know District Attorney and Community Corrections facility……but i don’t know what it means.

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        JJ – We’re not positive on this. We suspect that it means the D.A. has sent the information on the case, what the sentence was, to the Community Corrections facility. It would make sense that they would need that kind of information.

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      Melissa – If you found those letters after the slash they are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Mari – We believe that means Discovery Acknowledged Filed.

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      Jennifer – We’re not sure about the PT. Maybe part time? If so then it’s returned from part-time jail court.

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      Rachelle – We’r not sure on the SUP part. Suspended? Suppressed? We think probably suspended. Suspended – Terms Unsatisfied.

      Shout out to Michelle for giving us the answer. Supervision term unsatisfied.

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  5. C E

    Okay Question…That I SHOULD know the answer to being a former Bexar Couty Detention Officer (although it was 10+ Years ago…) I need clarification because in this case I dont want to assume I am correct or trust that the listed info is correct. For the Comment Code: CC-PRB is the listed info stating it stands for County Court P.R.Bond the ACTUAL or ONLY possible meaning for this code OR could it ALSO mean County Court-Probation? In which case what EXACTLY would that mean for someone pending magistration. I just want to make sure I’m not missing any possible options for a different outcome and if it was going to read RWOB in the comments would it already day that or would that change only after seeing the magistrate?

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      Grace – It stands for Released – Deferred Adjudication. Yes it means he was released. He probably had a court appointed attorney and the attorney is submitting his bill to the court.

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      Ty – Population impact control unit.

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      Drew – Released on P.R. bond. The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the computer.

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      Jenn – Night Magistrate and Felony Court.

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      Zenaida – We’re not exactly sure about the a that’s there but were pretty sure that means a victim impact statement was sent. The vf at the end would be the initials of the person who entered the information into the computer.

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      Kim – Supplement report submitted, but we’re not sure why that notation has been added. It sounds as if something in the status has changed.

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