Grady County Jail – Cairo, GA

Grady County Jail is in Grady County, Georgia and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know someone in Grady County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Grady County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Grady County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Grady County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grady County Jail
250 North Road Street
Cairo, GA 39828

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 229-377-5200
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Grady County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Grady County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also get info for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots of Grady County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Grady County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Grady County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Grady County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Grady County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Grady County Jail

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some simple questions, like your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that might help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Grady County Jail can change, so double-check the official Grady County Jail jail site before you go.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Grady County Jail phone number is: 229-377-5200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Grady County Jail, use this address:

Grady County Jail
250 North Road Street
Cairo, GA 39828

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grady County Jail
250 North Road Street
Cairo, GA 39828


The mail policy at Grady County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the the Grady County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Grady County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Grady County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Grady County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the Grady County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Grady County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and 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 may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to access the Grady County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Grady County court website or 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 them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Grady County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Grady County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Grady County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. 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 may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you 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 make a phone call to the Grady County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grady County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Grady County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Grady County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Grady 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 Grady 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 procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so be sure to review the official Grady County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grady County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Grady County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Grady County Jail Website
    Grady County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Grady County Jail Mugshots
    Grady County Jail Bail Link

    Grady County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Grady County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Grady County Jail Inmate Search
    Grady County Warrant Lookup
    Grady County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Grady County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Grady County Jail Employment


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Comments

  1. Layonda C says:

    MY BROTHER IS IN FOR SOME THING HE DIDNT COMMIT (QUANTERIUS C) his public offender didnt even defend him wow! they had no evidience on him yet he gets 5 years unfair ! i fight with this everydaee and i know god can judge us not some so called judge down on earth ! in the end my brother will have justice!

  2. Ja'Zel says:

    Bookie I love you honey.

  3. Ja'Zel says:

    I am the future wife of Jakkia T. and I would greatly appreciate if whoever is reading this comment tells him that I love him with all my heart and I am by his side no matter what. It kills me that I cannot hear his voice but hopefully he receives my letters. Whenever all of mess is over, I’ll be waiting with open arms. Hope to see or hear from you soon. Love your future wifey Ja’Zel “Decci” T

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