Clinch County Jail – Homerville, GA

Clinch County Jail is located in Clinch County, Georgia and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody in Clinch County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Clinch County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Clinch County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clinch County Jail
115 Court Sq
Homerville, GA 31634

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (912) 487-5316
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

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

In order to search who is in jail at Clinch County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Clinch County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you should check our Georgia county jail guide: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Clinch County Jail website, or you can see them at the Clinch County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Clinch County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

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

Usually, prisoners in the Clinch County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Clinch County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you 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 them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (912) 487-5316

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and examined and read by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Clinch County Jail, use this address:

Clinch County Jail
115 Court Sq
Homerville, GA 31634

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clinch County Jail
115 Court Sq
Homerville, GA 31634


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Clinch County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access court records using the Clinch County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Clinch County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses 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 see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member 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, you can access court records on the Clinch County court website or call the court. 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 will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Clinch County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the address block 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 includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Clinch County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clinch County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Clinch County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Clinch County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Clinch 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 Clinch 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 someone in jail changes, so it would be best to visit the the Clinch County Jail website when 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 Clinch County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clinch 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 Clinch 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:

    • 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 spent any time in Clinch County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Clinch County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Clinch County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Clinch County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Clinch County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Clinch County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Clinch County Jail
    Clinch County Warrants
    Clinch County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Clinch County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Clinch County Jail Jobs


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