Coweta County Jail – Newnan, GA

Coweta County Jail is located in Coweta County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody at Coweta County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Coweta County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Coweta County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Coweta County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Coweta County Jail
560 Greison Trail
Newnan, GA 30263

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (770) 253-1502
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Coweta County Jail you need to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Coweta County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you will want to check our Georgia county jail guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Coweta County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Coweta County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Coweta County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners in the Coweta County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect 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 may be granted work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t go to court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Coweta County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Coweta County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any secrets that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (770) 253-1502

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Coweta County Jail is:

Coweta County Jail
560 Greison Trail
Newnan, GA 30263

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coweta County Jail
560 Greison Trail
Newnan, GA 30263


The Coweta County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Coweta County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Coweta County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Coweta County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just access the Coweta County jail website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Coweta County jail, on the 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 , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Coweta County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, but rather the 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 contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Coweta County,the Coweta County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Coweta County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Coweta County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Coweta 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 Coweta 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Coweta County Jail could change, so double check the official 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 Coweta County Jail

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

    • 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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Coweta County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Coweta County Jail Link
    Coweta County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Coweta County Jail Mugshots
    Coweta County Jail Bail Link

    Coweta County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Coweta County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Coweta County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Coweta County Warrant Inquiry
    Coweta County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Coweta County Jail
    Coweta County Jail Jobs


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