Butts County Jail – Jackson, GA

Butts County Jail is in Butts County, GA and is the primary jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in Butts County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Butts County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Butts County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Butts County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information 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 please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Butts County Jail
835 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA 30233

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (770)775-8216
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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 find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Butts County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Butts County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Butts County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Butts County Jail website, or you can see them at the Butts County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Butts County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

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 each day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should double-check the official jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (770)775-8216

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Butts County Jail is:

Butts County Jail
835 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA 30233

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butts County Jail
835 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA 30233


The inmate mail policy at Butts County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official Butts County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. 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, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are kept at Butts County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. They do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Butts County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. 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 listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Butts County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Butts 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 the Butts County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Butts 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 Butts 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 jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to review the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Butts County Jail

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

    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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Butts County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Butts County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Butts County Jail Website
    Butts County Jail Inmate Search
    View Butts County Jail Mugshots
    Butts County Jail Bail Link

    Butts County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Butts County Jail Mail Policy
    Butts County Jail Inmate Search
    Butts County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Butts County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Butts County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Butts County Jail Jobs


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