Fannin County Adult Detention Center – Blue Ridge, GA

Fannin County Adult Detention Center is located in Fannin County and is the main correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Fannin County Adult Detention Center? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Fannin County Adult Detention Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Fannin County Adult Detention Center? How to view Fannin County Adult Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fannin County Adult Detention Center
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-632-2045
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Fannin County Adult Detention Center you will need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Fannin County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Fannin County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Fannin County Adult Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Fannin County Adult Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Fannin County Adult Detention Center

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Fannin County Adult Detention Center are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Fannin County Adult Detention Center 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Fannin County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 706-632-2045

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Fannin County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Fannin County Adult Detention Center
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fannin County Adult Detention Center
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513


The Fannin County Adult Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Fannin County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are kept at Fannin County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Fannin County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Fannin County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Fannin County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not see if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fannin County,the Fannin County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Fannin County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Fannin County Adult Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Fannin County Adult 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 Fannin County Adult 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 money to someone in jail can change, so be sure to check the official website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fannin County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fannin County Adult 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 Fannin County Adult 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 a prisoner in Fannin County Adult Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Fannin County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Fannin County Adult Detention Center Link
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Fannin County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Bail Link

    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Fannin County Adult Detention Center
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Fannin County Adult Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Fannin County Adult Detention Center


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