Bartow County Jail Division – Cartersville, GA

Bartow County Jail Division is located in Bartow County, Georgia and is the jail for this region. Do you know someone in Bartow County Jail Division? This site tells you all about everything one might want to know about Bartow County Jail Division: How to locate an inmate at Bartow County Jail Division. How to view Bartow County Jail Division mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Bartow County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bartow County Jail Division
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 770-382-5050
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Bartow County Jail Division you should go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Bartow County Jail Division Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Bartow County Jail Division. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Bartow County Jail Division site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is determined by a special judge called 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 have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Bartow County Jail Division website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. 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 to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bartow County

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to review the official Bartow County Jail Division jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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 might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Bartow County Jail Division phone number is: 770-382-5050

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Bartow County Jail Division
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bartow County Jail Division
104 Zena Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121


The inmate mail policy at Bartow County Jail Division can change, so double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Bartow County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Bartow County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or at the Bartow County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Bartow County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Bartow County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to 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 in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Bartow County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but only 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 any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Bartow County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to 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 totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? 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 records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bartow County,the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Bartow County Jail Division is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After 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 Bartow 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 Bartow 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 rules for sending funds to inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the official Bartow County Jail Division site before you send any funds.

    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 Bartow County Jail Division

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

    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 been incarcerated in Bartow County Jail Division? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Bartow County Jail Division?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Bartow County Jail Division? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bartow County Jail Division Link
    Bartow County Jail Division Inmate Search Link
    Bartow County Jail Division Mugshots
    Bartow County Jail Division Bail Amount Link

    Bartow County Jail Division Visitation
    Bartow County Jail Division Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Bartow County Jail Division
    Bartow County Jail Division Warrant Inquiry Link
    Bartow County Jail Division Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bartow County Jail Division
    Jobs at Bartow County Jail Division


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