Bibb County Jail – Macon, GA

Bibb County Jail is located in Bibb County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Bibb County Jail? This site gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Bibb County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Bibb County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Bibb County Jail
668 Oglethorpe Street
Macon, GA 31201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (478) 746-9441
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

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

To see who’s in jail at Bibb County Jail you will need to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bibb County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Bibb County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Bibb County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Bibb County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

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

In most cases, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Bibb County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Bibb County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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 you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Bibb County Jail can change, so visit the official Bibb County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (478) 746-9441

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Bibb County Jail
668 Oglethorpe Street
Macon, GA 31201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bibb County Jail
668 Oglethorpe Street
Macon, GA 31201


The Bibb County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should double check the official Bibb County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Bibb County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. 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. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Bibb County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a 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 will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Bibb County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bibb County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Bibb County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have 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 Bibb 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 Bibb County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Bibb County Jail could change, so be sure to check the official Bibb County Jail site when 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bibb County Jail

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

    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:

    • 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 spent any time at Bibb County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out 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
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bibb County Jail Link
    Bibb County Jail Inmate Search
    Bibb County Jail Mugshots
    Bibb County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Bibb County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Bibb County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Bibb County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Bibb County Warrants
    Bibb County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bibb County Jail
    Bibb County Jail Jobs


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