Gordon County Justice Center – Calhoun, GA

Gordon County Justice Center is located in Gordon County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody locked up at Gordon County Justice Center? This page gives you info about everything related to Gordon County Justice Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Gordon County Justice Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Gordon County Justice Center
2700 U.S. 41 North
Calhoun, GA 30701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-629-1244
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Gordon County Justice Center you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Gordon County Justice Center Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Gordon County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Gordon County Justice Center website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many 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

Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the area.

Typically, an inmate in the Gordon County Justice Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Gordon County Justice Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 706-629-1244

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Gordon County Justice Center, use this address:

Gordon County Justice Center
2700 U.S. 41 North
Calhoun, GA 30701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gordon County Justice Center
2700 U.S. 41 North
Calhoun, GA 30701


The mail policy at Gordon County Justice Center changes, so be sure to visit the official Gordon County Justice Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Gordon County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Gordon County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Gordon County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gordon County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at the Gordon County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just access the Gordon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Gordon County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. 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 jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gordon County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Gordon County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Gordon County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Gordon County Justice 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 Gordon County Justice Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to inmates at Gordon County Justice Center could change, so we suggest that you check the official Gordon County Justice Center site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gordon County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gordon County Justice 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 Gordon County Justice 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 an inmate in Gordon County Justice Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Gordon County Justice Center Link
    Gordon County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    Gordon County Justice Center Mugshots
    Gordon County Justice Center Bail Link

    Gordon County Justice Center Visitation Procedures
    Gordon County Justice Center Mail Policy
    Gordon County Justice Center Inmate Search
    Gordon County Justice Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Gordon County Justice Center Arrest Inquiry
    Gordon County Justice Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Gordon County Justice Center


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