Baldwin County Jail Division – Milledgeville, GA

Baldwin County Jail Division is located in Baldwin County and is the main jail for that county. Know somebody locked up in Baldwin County Jail Division? This guide will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Baldwin County Jail Division,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Baldwin County Jail Division? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Baldwin County Jail Division
119 Old Monticello
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 478-445-2641
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Baldwin County Jail Division you have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Baldwin County Jail Division Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you can check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Baldwin County Jail Division prisoners can be searched on the Baldwin County Jail Division website, or you can see them in person at the Baldwin County Jail Division. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Baldwin County Jail Division site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Baldwin County Jail Division will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that 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 have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. 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 just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When 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 must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or 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 must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Baldwin County Jail Division phone number is: 478-445-2641

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Baldwin County Jail Division, use this address:

Baldwin County Jail Division
119 Old Monticello
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baldwin County Jail Division
119 Old Monticello
Milledgeville, GA 31061


The mail policy at Baldwin County Jail Division is always changing, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but 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, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Baldwin 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. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records using the Baldwin County website, or by going to the Baldwin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see a copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve 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 ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a 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 listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Baldwin County Courthouse and make an inquiry, 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 completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Baldwin County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Baldwin County,the Baldwin County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Baldwin County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Baldwin County Jail Division is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Baldwin County Jail Division, 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 Baldwin County Jail Division 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 people in jail is always changing, so review the official Baldwin County Jail Division site 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Baldwin County Jail Division

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Baldwin County Jail Division, 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 Baldwin County Jail Division

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated at Baldwin County Jail Division? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Baldwin County Jail Division.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Baldwin County Jail Division

    Links and Resources

    Main Baldwin County Jail Division Link
    Baldwin County Jail Division Inmate Search Link
    View Baldwin County Jail Division Mugshots
    Baldwin County Jail Division Bail Link

    Baldwin County Jail Division Visitation Procedures
    Baldwin County Jail Division Jail Mail Link
    Baldwin County Jail Division Inmate Search
    Baldwin County Warrant Lookup
    Baldwin County Jail Division Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Baldwin County Jail Division
    Baldwin County Jail Division Employment


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