Jeff Davis County Jail – Hazlehurst, GA

Jeff Davis County Jail is in Jeff Davis County, GA and is the main correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody locked up in Jeff Davis County Jail? This page tells you all about anything one might want to know about Jeff Davis County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jeff Davis County Jail
15 Public Safety Dr
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-375-6600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Jeff Davis County Jail you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Jeff Davis County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Jeff Davis County Jail website, or you can see them at the Jeff Davis County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Jeff Davis County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Jeff Davis County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jeff Davis County Jail can change, so you should review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted 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 rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Jeff Davis County Jail phone number is: 912-375-6600

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Jeff Davis County Jail
15 Public Safety Dr
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jeff Davis County Jail
15 Public Safety Dr
Hazlehurst, GA 31539


The mail policy changes frequently, so review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the 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 internet service, or by going to the Jeff Davis County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Jeff Davis County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Jeff Davis County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

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 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 this information online, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jeff Davis County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jeff Davis County,the Jeff Davis County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Jeff Davis 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 being incarcerated in the Jeff Davis County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis 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 can change, so check the the Jeff Davis County Jail website 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jeff Davis County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jeff Davis 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 Jeff Davis 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:

    • 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 in Jeff Davis County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Jeff Davis County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jeff Davis County Jail Website
    Jeff Davis County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Jeff Davis County Jail Mugshots
    Jeff Davis County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Jeff Davis County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Jeff Davis County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Jeff Davis County Jail Inmate Search
    Jeff Davis County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Jeff Davis County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Jeff Davis County Jail
    Jobs at Jeff Davis County Jail


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