Bacon County Jail – Alma, GA

Bacon County Jail is in Bacon County and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Bacon County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Bacon County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Bacon County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that would help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bacon County Jail
307 South Dixon Street
Alma, GA 31510

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 912-632-5166
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Bacon County Jail you have to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bacon County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Bacon County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in their legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Bacon County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Bacon County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Bacon County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any things that will help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. It also will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 912-632-5166

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bacon County Jail is:

Bacon County Jail
307 South Dixon Street
Alma, GA 31510

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bacon County Jail
307 South Dixon Street
Alma, GA 31510


The mail policy at Bacon County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the Bacon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Bacon County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Bacon County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Bacon County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bacon County,the Bacon County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Bacon County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Bacon 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 Bacon 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 money to someone in jail at Bacon County Jail can change, so visit the the Bacon County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bacon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bacon 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 Bacon County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Bacon County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Bacon County Jail Website
    Bacon County Jail Inmate Search
    View Bacon County Jail Mugshots
    Bacon County Jail Bail Link

    Bacon County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Bacon County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Bacon County Jail
    Bacon County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Bacon County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bacon County Jail
    Bacon County Jail Employment


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