Haralson County Public Safety Complex – Buchanan, GA

Haralson County Public Safety Complex is in Haralson County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody incarcerated at Haralson County Public Safety Complex? This guide tells you about everything a person needs to know about Haralson County Public Safety Complex,like: Find out who’s in jail at Haralson County Public Safety Complex? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Haralson County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Haralson County Public Safety Complex
224 Holly Street
Buchanan, GA 30113

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 770-646-2011
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Haralson County Public Safety Complex you have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Haralson County Public Safety Complex Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Haralson County Public Safety Complex. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Haralson County Public Safety Complex site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Typically, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Haralson County Public Safety Complex site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. 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, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Haralson County Public Safety Complex visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Haralson County Public Safety Complex phone number is: 770-646-2011

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Haralson County Public Safety Complex:

Haralson County Public Safety Complex
224 Holly Street
Buchanan, GA 30113

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Haralson County Public Safety Complex
224 Holly Street
Buchanan, GA 30113


The inmate mail policy at Haralson County Public Safety Complex changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the official 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 certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Haralson County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Haralson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Haralson County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Haralson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Haralson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Haralson County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Haralson County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Haralson County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Haralson County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Haralson County Public Safety Complex, 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 Haralson County Public Safety Complex 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 Haralson County Public Safety Complex can change, so visit the official Haralson County Public Safety Complex site when you send any funds.

    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 Haralson County Public Safety Complex

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Haralson County Public Safety Complex, 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 Haralson County Public Safety Complex

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Haralson County Public Safety Complex? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Haralson County Public Safety Complex Website
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Inmate Search
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Mugshots
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Bail Amount Link

    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Visitation Policy Link
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Jail Mail Link
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Inmate Search
    Haralson County Warrant Inquiry
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Haralson County Public Safety Complex
    Haralson County Public Safety Complex Jobs


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