Elbert County Detention Center – Elberton, GA

Elbert County Detention Center is located in Elbert County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody in Elbert County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Elbert County Detention Center,like the following: Find an inmate at Elbert County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Elbert County Detention Center intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Elbert County Detention Center
26 West Church Street,
Elberton, GA 30635

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-283-2040
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who is in jail at Elbert County Detention Center you need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Elbert County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get information on anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Elbert County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Elbert County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Elbert County Detention Center website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many 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

Naturally, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate 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 go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent 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 Elbert County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Elbert County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 706-283-2040

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Elbert County Detention Center is:

Elbert County Detention Center
26 West Church Street,
Elberton, GA 30635

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Elbert County Detention Center
26 West Church Street,
Elberton, GA 30635


The Elbert County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, 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

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Elbert County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records using the online service, or at the Elbert County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Elbert County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to 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 will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Elbert County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but remember that you will not see the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Elbert County,the Elbert County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Elbert County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Elbert County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Elbert County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Elbert County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to people in jail might change, so check the the Elbert County Detention Center website before you send funds 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 Elbert County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Elbert County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Elbert County Detention Center

    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 incarcerated at Elbert County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Elbert County Detention Center Website
    Elbert County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Elbert County Detention Center Mugshots
    Elbert County Detention Center Bail Link

    Elbert County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Elbert County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Elbert County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Elbert County Warrant Inquiry
    Elbert County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Elbert County Detention Center
    Elbert County Detention Center Jobs


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