Gilmer County Adult Detention Center – Ellijay, GA

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is located in Gilmer County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center? This page will tell you information about everything related to Gilmer County Adult Detention Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-635-4162
Fax Number:

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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 want to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center you should visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can check our Georgia county jail guide: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Gilmer County Adult Detention Center inmates can be found on the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, 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 are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Gilmer County Adult Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact 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, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? 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? Do you have any secrets that might help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Gilmer County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 706-635-4162

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is:

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540


The mail policy at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is always changing, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Gilmer County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Gilmer County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Gilmer County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people 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 sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gilmer County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Gilmer County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Gilmer 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 Gilmer 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is always changing, so you should check the official Gilmer County Adult Detention Center site when you send money 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 Gilmer County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gilmer 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 Gilmer County Adult 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 at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Gilmer County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to talk to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Link
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Mail Policy
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
    Gilmer County Adult Detention Center Employment


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