Forsyth County Detention Center – Cumming, GA

Forsyth County Detention Center is located in Forsyth County, GA and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know someone in jail at Forsyth County Detention Center? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Forsyth County Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Forsyth County Detention Center? How to view Forsyth County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Forsyth County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Forsyth County Detention Center
202 Veteran Memorial Blvd
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 770-781-2226
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Forsyth County Detention Center you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Forsyth County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can view them at the Forsyth County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Forsyth County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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

If you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where 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 will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person 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 have to call the Forsyth County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Forsyth County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these 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.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Forsyth County Detention Center phone number is: 770-781-2226

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Forsyth County Detention Center is:

Forsyth County Detention Center
202 Veteran Memorial Blvd
Cumming, GA 30040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Forsyth County Detention Center
202 Veteran Memorial Blvd
Cumming, GA 30040


The Forsyth County Detention Center mail policy can change, so you should visit the official Forsyth County Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Forsyth County court records are public records. They contain a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Forsyth County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Forsyth County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Forsyth County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get 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 look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of 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 a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Forsyth County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Forsyth County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Forsyth County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 process for sending money to inmates at Forsyth County Detention Center could change, so you should review the the Forsyth County Detention Center website when 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 Forsyth County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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:

    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    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 get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Forsyth County Detention Center Website
    Forsyth County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Forsyth County Detention Center Mugshots
    Forsyth County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Forsyth County Detention Center Visitation
    Forsyth County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Forsyth County Detention Center
    Forsyth County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Forsyth County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Forsyth County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Forsyth County Detention Center Employment


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