Cherokee County Adult Detention Center – Canton, GA

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center is in Cherokee County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Cherokee County Adult Detention Center,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 678-493-4200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

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

In order to search who is in jail at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at a different jail you can look here: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of Cherokee County Adult Detention Center inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

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

Typically, a prisoner in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. 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 custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you try to 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 678-493-4200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read by staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center:

Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
498 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115


The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so visit the the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Cherokee County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Cherokee County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Cherokee County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are available at the Cherokee County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Cherokee County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Cherokee County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Cherokee County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected 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 might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Cherokee County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cherokee County,the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Cherokee County Adult Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, 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 Cherokee County Adult Detention Center 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 money to someone in jail at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center can change, so be sure to check the official Cherokee County Adult Detention Center site before you send money 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 Cherokee County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, 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 Cherokee County Adult Detention Center

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell 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 getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Cherokee County Adult Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Website
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Bail Link

    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center
    Cherokee County Warrants
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Arrests
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Jobs


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