Calhoun State Prison – Morgan, GA

Calhoun State Prison is located in Calhoun County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody in Calhoun State Prison? This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Calhoun State Prison,like: Find out who’s in jail at Calhoun State Prison? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Calhoun State Prison
27823 Main Street
Morgan, GA 39866

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (229) 849-5000
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Calhoun State Prison you will need to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Calhoun State Prison Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be in another jail you can check our Georgia county jail guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Calhoun State Prison. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Calhoun State Prison site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to leave town.

Typically, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their 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 pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Calhoun State Prison site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) 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 should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Calhoun State Prison phone number is: (229) 849-5000

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Calhoun State Prison is:

Calhoun State Prison
27823 Main Street
Morgan, GA 39866

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Calhoun State Prison
27823 Main Street
Morgan, GA 39866


The inmate mail policy at Calhoun State Prison changes frequently, so visit the the Calhoun State Prison website 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, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the Calhoun County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. They do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Calhoun County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Calhoun County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Calhoun County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    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 jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Calhoun County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Calhoun State Prison, 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 Calhoun State Prison 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 Calhoun State Prison inmates could change, so check the official Calhoun State Prison 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Calhoun State Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Calhoun State Prison, 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 Calhoun State Prison

    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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Calhoun State Prison?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Calhoun State Prison.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Calhoun State Prison Link
    Calhoun State Prison Inmate Search Link
    Calhoun State Prison Mugshots
    Calhoun State Prison Bail Link

    Calhoun State Prison Visitation
    Calhoun State Prison Jail Mail Policy Link
    Calhoun State Prison Inmate Search
    Calhoun County Warrant Inquiry
    Calhoun State Prison Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Calhoun State Prison
    Calhoun State Prison Jobs


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