Henry County Jail – McDonough, GA

Henry County Jail is located in Henry County, Georgia and is the jail for that area. Looking for somebody in Henry County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything related to Henry County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Henry County Jail
120 Henry Parkway
Mcdonough, GA 30253

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (770) 288-7100
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Henry County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Henry County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Henry County Jail inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Henry County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Henry County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Henry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Henry County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

The Henry County Jail phone number is: (770) 288-7100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Henry County Jail is:

Henry County Jail
120 Henry Parkway
Mcdonough, GA 30253

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henry County Jail
120 Henry Parkway
Mcdonough, GA 30253


The mail policy is always changing, so you should check the the Henry County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Henry County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Henry County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are held 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 fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Henry County magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s 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 a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Henry County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Henry County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Henry County,the Henry County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Henry County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Henry 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 Henry 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 jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the official Henry County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Henry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henry 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 Henry 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

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

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Henry County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Henry County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Henry County Jail Link
    Henry County Jail Inmate Search
    Henry County Jail Mugshots
    Henry County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Henry County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Henry County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Henry County Jail
    Henry County Warrants
    Henry County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Henry County Jail
    Jobs at Henry County Jail


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