Hart County Jail – Hartwell, GA

Hart County Jail is located in Hart County, Georgia and is the jail for this region. Know someone locked up in Hart County Jail? This page tells you about anything you might want to know about Hart County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hart County Jail
155 N. Carolina St.
Hartwell, GA 30643

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-376-3114
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Hart County Jail you should visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Hart County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Hart County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Hart County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Hart County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Hart County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Hart County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you have any things that might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Hart County Jail phone number is: 706-376-3114

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Hart County Jail is:

Hart County Jail
155 N. Carolina St.
Hartwell, GA 30643

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hart County Jail
155 N. Carolina St.
Hartwell, GA 30643


The inmate mail policy at Hart County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Hart County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Georgia.

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

Court Records

Hart County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hart County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Hart County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind 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 name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed 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 offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Hart County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hart County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Hart County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Hart County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 someone in jail at Hart County Jail could change, so visit the 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hart County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hart 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 Hart 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 in Hart County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Hart County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Hart County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Hart County Jail Link
    Hart County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Hart County Jail Mugshots
    Hart County Jail Bail Link

    Hart County Jail Visitation
    Hart County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Hart County Jail Inmate Search
    Hart County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Hart County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Hart County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Hart County Jail


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