Brooks County Jail – Quitman, GA

Brooks County Jail is in Brooks County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Brooks County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might need to know about Brooks County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Brooks County Jail
1003 Holloway Drive
Quitman, GA 31643

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 229-263-8153
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Brooks County Jail you will need to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Brooks County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Brooks County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Brooks County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Brooks County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, 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

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Brooks County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Brooks County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Brooks County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Brooks County Jail phone number is: 229-263-8153

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Brooks County Jail
1003 Holloway Drive
Quitman, GA 31643

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brooks County Jail
1003 Holloway Drive
Quitman, GA 31643


The Brooks County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Brooks County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being 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 family member locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file with a docket and every documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Brooks County website, or by going to the Brooks County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being 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, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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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 query the Brooks County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Brooks County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know 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 name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Brooks County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Brooks County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not learn if they had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Brooks County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Brooks County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Brooks County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site before send funds 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 Brooks County Jail

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

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Brooks County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Brooks County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Brooks County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Brooks County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Brooks County Jail Website
    Brooks County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Brooks County Jail Mugshots
    Brooks County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Brooks County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Brooks County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Brooks County Jail
    Brooks County Warrants
    Brooks County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Brooks County Jail
    Jobs at Brooks County Jail


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