Atkinson County Jail – Pearson, GA

Atkinson County Jail is in Atkinson County and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know somebody locked up at Atkinson County Jail? This page tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Atkinson County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Atkinson County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Atkinson County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Atkinson County Jail
20 Smith Avenue
Pearson, GA 31642

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 912 422-3611
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Atkinson County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Atkinson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Atkinson County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the person’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Atkinson County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates in the Atkinson County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Atkinson County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official Atkinson County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Atkinson County Jail phone number is: 912 422-3611

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Atkinson County Jail:

Atkinson County Jail
20 Smith Avenue
Pearson, GA 31642

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Atkinson County Jail
20 Smith Avenue
Pearson, GA 31642


The Atkinson County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Atkinson County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Atkinson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Atkinson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your case are maintained at Atkinson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get a copy of the report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Atkinson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Atkinson County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Atkinson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Atkinson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Atkinson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Atkinson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to Atkinson County Jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Atkinson County Jail website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Atkinson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Atkinson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Atkinson County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Atkinson County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Atkinson County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Atkinson County Jail Link
    Atkinson County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Atkinson County Jail Mugshots
    Atkinson County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Atkinson County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Atkinson County Jail Mail Policy
    Atkinson County Jail Inmate Search
    Atkinson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Atkinson County Jail Arrests
    Atkinson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Atkinson County Jail Employment


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