Early County Jail – Blakely, GA

Early County Jail is located in Early County and is the correctional facility for this county. Know someone in jail at Early County Jail? This site tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Early County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Early County Jail
111 Court Sq. Ste. B
Blakely, GA 39823

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 229-723-3214
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Early County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Early County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Early County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Early County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know 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 Early County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 bear 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, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 229-723-3214

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Early County Jail
111 Court Sq. Ste. B
Blakely, GA 39823

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Early County Jail
111 Court Sq. Ste. B
Blakely, GA 39823


The Early County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official Early County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get 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 have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All 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 contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Early County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Early County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know 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 Early County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Early County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a 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 remember that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Early County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t learn if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Early County,the Early County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Early County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Early 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 Early 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 inmates at Early County Jail is always changing, so you should review the official Early County Jail site 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 Early County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Early 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 Early County Jail

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Early County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Early County Jail Link
    Early County Jail Inmate Search
    Early County Jail Mugshots
    Early County Jail Bail Link

    Early County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Early County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Early County Jail
    Early County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Early County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Early County Jail
    Early County Jail Employment


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