Chattahoochee County Jail – Cusseta, GA

Chattahoochee County Jail is located in Chatahoochee County, Georgia and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Chattahoochee County Jail? This site gives you about anything one might want to know about Chattahoochee County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chattahoochee County Jail
379 Broad Street
Cusseta, GA 31805

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-989-3644
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Chattahoochee County Jail you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chattahoochee County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you can look here: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Chattahoochee County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Chattahoochee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Chattahoochee County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, 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, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave the area.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Chatahoochee County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Chattahoochee County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 706-989-3644

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Chattahoochee County Jail is:

Chattahoochee County Jail
379 Broad Street
Cusseta, GA 31805

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chattahoochee County Jail
379 Broad Street
Cusseta, GA 31805


The mail policy at Chattahoochee County Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the the Chattahoochee 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 need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Chatahoochee County court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Chatahoochee County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Chatahoochee County court magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. They do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the 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 one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Chatahoochee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search 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 crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Chatahoochee County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chatahoochee County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Chatahoochee 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 spending time in the Chatahoochee County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following 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 Chattahoochee 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 Chattahoochee 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 process for sending money to jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the official website 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 Chattahoochee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chattahoochee 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 Chattahoochee 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 Chattahoochee County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Chattahoochee County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Chattahoochee County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Chattahoochee County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Chattahoochee County Jail Website
    Chattahoochee County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Chattahoochee County Jail Mugshots
    Chattahoochee County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Chattahoochee County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Chattahoochee County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Chattahoochee County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Chattahoochee County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Chattahoochee County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Chattahoochee County Jail
    Chattahoochee County Jail Employment


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