Candler County Jail – Metter, GA

Candler County Jail is located in Candler County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody locked up in Candler County Jail? This page gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Candler County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Candler County Jail
1015 E. Hiawatha St.
Metter, GA 30439

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-685-2568
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Candler County Jail you need to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Candler County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Candler County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Candler County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Candler County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records 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 websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Candler County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Candler County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a 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
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Candler County Jail phone number is: 912-685-2568

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You must print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Candler County Jail:

Candler County Jail
1015 E. Hiawatha St.
Metter, GA 30439

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Candler County Jail
1015 E. Hiawatha St.
Metter, GA 30439


The Candler County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official Candler County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go 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 has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just query the Candler County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Candler County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Candler County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Candler County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Candler County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Candler 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 Candler 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 could change, so you should review the the Candler County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Candler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Candler 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 Candler 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 been incarcerated in Candler County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Candler County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Candler County 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Candler County Jail Visitation
    Candler County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Candler County Jail Inmate Search
    Candler County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Candler County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Candler County Jail
    Jobs at Candler County Jail


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