Crisp County Jail – Cordele, GA

Crisp County Jail is located in Crisp County, GA and is the jail for the area. Know somebody locked up in Crisp County Jail? This site gives you information about everything one might want to know about Crisp County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Crisp County Jail intake procedures. Crisp County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crisp County Jail
196 Georgia 300
Cordele, GA 31015

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (229) 276-2600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Crisp County Jail you need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Crisp County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Crisp County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Crisp County Jail site? This is difficult, since 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. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Crisp County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Crisp County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Crisp County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

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 turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official jail site before you 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 . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (229) 276-2600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Crisp County Jail:

Crisp County Jail
196 Georgia 300
Cordele, GA 31015

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crisp County Jail
196 Georgia 300
Cordele, GA 31015


The Crisp County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Crisp County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Crisp County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Crisp County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Crisp 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 case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Crisp County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to visit the Crisp County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be 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 check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as 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 convicted sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crisp County,the Crisp County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Crisp County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Crisp County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Crisp 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 Crisp County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so you should visit the official website when you send money to an inmate 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 Crisp County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crisp 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 Crisp 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Crisp County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Crisp County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Crisp County Jail Website
    Crisp County Jail Inmate Search
    Crisp County Jail Mugshots
    Crisp County Jail Bail Link

    Crisp County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Crisp County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Crisp County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Crisp County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Crisp County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Crisp County Jail
    Crisp County Jail Jobs


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