Floyd County Jail – Rome, GA

Floyd County Jail is located in Floyd County and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Floyd County Jail? This site will tell you about anything related to Floyd County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Floyd County Jail
3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA (706) 314-0710

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (706) 291-411
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Floyd County Jail you will have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Floyd County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find the same information for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Floyd County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Floyd County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Floyd County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. 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 of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Floyd County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Floyd County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. It also depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Floyd County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (706) 291-411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Floyd County Jail:

Floyd County Jail
3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA (706) 314-0710

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Floyd County Jail
3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA (706) 314-0710


The mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official Floyd County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? 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. They include a file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Floyd County jail 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Floyd County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Floyd County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Floyd County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if that person has had any:

  • 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 had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Floyd County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Floyd County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Floyd County Jail changes, so it would be best to double check the official Floyd County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Floyd County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 in Floyd County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Floyd County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to someone at Floyd County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Floyd County Jail Link
    Floyd County Jail Inmate Search
    View Floyd County Jail Mugshots
    Floyd County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Floyd County Jail Visitation
    Floyd County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Floyd County Jail Inmate Search
    Floyd County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Floyd County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Floyd County Jail
    Floyd County Jail Jobs


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