Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center – Swainsboro, GA

Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center is in Emanuel County, GA and is the correctional facility for the area. Know someone at Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center? This site gives you about anything related to Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center
769 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (478) 237-8771
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center you need to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Georgia jails: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center prisoners can be found on the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right 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 either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Emanuel County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so check the official Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (478) 237-8771

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center is:

Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center
769 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center
769 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA 30401


The mail policy at Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center changes often, so you should visit the the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center website 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, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in Emanuel County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

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 court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You are able to access court records using the Emanuel County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to query the Emanuel County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate 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 can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Emanuel County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Emanuel County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Emanuel County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Emanuel 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 getting locked up in Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will 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 Emanuel County Sheriff’s 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 Emanuel County Sheriff’s 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail changes, so you should visit the site before send funds to someone in jail 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 Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Emanuel County Sheriff’s 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 Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center

    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 in Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Link
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Mugshots
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Visitation
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Mail Policy
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Emanuel County Warrant Inquiry
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center Jobs


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