Baker County Jail – Newton, GA

Baker County Jail is in Baker County, GA and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody locked up in Baker County Jail? This page gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Baker County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Baker County Jail? How to view Baker County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Baker County Jail
P.O. Box 441 167 Baker Place
Newton, GA 39870

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (229) 734-3002
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Baker County Jail you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Baker County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you can check our Georgia county jail guide: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Baker County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Baker County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Baker County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners in the Baker County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Baker County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Baker County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its very simple to do. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get 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 includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the official Baker County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (229) 734-3002

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Baker County Jail
P.O. Box 441 167 Baker Place
Newton, GA 39870

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baker County Jail
P.O. Box 441 167 Baker Place
Newton, GA 39870


The Baker County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official Baker County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Baker County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Baker County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Baker County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Baker County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Baker County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to query the Baker County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Baker County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Baker County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Baker County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Baker County,the Baker County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Baker County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Baker County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Baker 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 Baker 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 process for sending money to Baker County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to check the site before you send any money.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Baker County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Baker 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 Baker 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:

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Baker County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Baker County Jail Link
    Baker County Jail Inmate Search
    Baker County Jail Mugshots
    Baker County Jail Bail Link

    Baker County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Baker County Jail Mail Policy
    Baker County Jail Inmate Search
    Baker County Warrants
    Baker County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Baker County Jail
    Jobs at Baker County Jail


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