Barrow County Detention Center – Winder, GA

Barrow County Detention Center is in Barrow County, GA and is the jail for the county. Know somebody locked up at Barrow County Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Barrow County Detention Center,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Barrow County Detention Center
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 770-307-3080
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Barrow County Detention Center you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Barrow County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info on anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should look here, too: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Barrow County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the 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 Barrow County Detention Center website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates at Barrow County Detention Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Barrow County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Barrow County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local 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 Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer 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 there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Barrow County Detention Center frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, 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 and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 770-307-3080

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Barrow County Detention Center:

Barrow County Detention Center
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barrow County Detention Center
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680


The mail policy at Barrow County Detention Center changes often, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the Barrow County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Barrow County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Barrow County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to 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 offense. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Barrow County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barrow County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Barrow County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Barrow County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Barrow County Detention Center, 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 Barrow County Detention Center 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 procedure to send money to inmates is likely to change, so you should check the official website before 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 Barrow County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barrow County Detention Center, 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 Barrow County Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Barrow County Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Barrow County Detention Center Website
    Barrow County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Barrow County Detention Center Mugshots
    Barrow County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Barrow County Detention Center Visitation
    Barrow County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Barrow County Detention Center
    Barrow County Warrants
    Barrow County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Barrow County Detention Center
    Jobs at Barrow County Detention Center


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