Heard County Jail – Franklin, GA

Heard County Jail is in Heard County and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Heard County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Heard County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Heard County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Heard County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Heard County Jail
11820 Highway 100
Franklin, GA 30217

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-675-3329
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Heard County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Heard County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Heard County Jail website, or you can view them at the Heard County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in their name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Heard County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is 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 show up for court, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Heard County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Heard County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Heard County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes 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.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Heard County Jail can change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 706-675-3329

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Heard County Jail
11820 Highway 100
Franklin, GA 30217

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Heard County Jail
11820 Highway 100
Franklin, GA 30217


The mail policy at Heard County Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Heard County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Heard County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Heard County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Heard County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should access the Heard County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Heard County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Heard County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Heard County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Heard County Sheriff’s Department 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 Heard County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Heard 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 Heard 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Heard County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Heard 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Heard County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Heard County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Heard County Jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Heard County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Heard County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Heard County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Heard County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Heard County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Heard County Jail
    Heard County Jail Jobs


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