Jefferson County Correctional Institute – Louisville, GA

Jefferson County Correctional Institute is located in Jefferson County, GA and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody in Jefferson County Correctional Institute? This site tells you about anything you might need to know about Jefferson County Correctional Institute,such as: How to locate an inmate at Jefferson County Correctional Institute. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Jefferson County Correctional Institute intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Correctional Institute
1159 Clarks Mill Road
Louisville, GA 30434

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 478-625-7230
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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 need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Jefferson County Correctional Institute you will have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Jefferson County Correctional Institute Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you should check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Jefferson County Correctional Institute. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter their first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Jefferson County Correctional Institute site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Jefferson County Correctional Institute. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. 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 it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is a 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, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Jefferson County Correctional Institute phone number is: 478-625-7230

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jefferson County Correctional Institute:

Jefferson County Correctional Institute
1159 Clarks Mill Road
Louisville, GA 30434

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Correctional Institute
1159 Clarks Mill Road
Louisville, GA 30434


The Jefferson County Correctional Institute mail policy changes often, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if 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 you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All 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 include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear 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 their arrest date, contact the Jefferson County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people 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 see sex offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, but rather 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 documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jefferson County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Jefferson County Correctional Institute is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Jefferson County Correctional Institute, 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 Jefferson County Correctional Institute 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 funds to someone in jail at Jefferson County Correctional Institute is always changing, so be sure to visit the site when you send funds 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 Jefferson County Correctional Institute

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson County Correctional Institute, 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 Jefferson County Correctional Institute

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Jefferson County Correctional Institute? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Jefferson County Correctional Institute

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jefferson County Correctional Institute Website
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Inmate Search Link
    View Jefferson County Correctional Institute Mugshots
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Bail Link

    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Visitation Procedures
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Jail Mail Policy Link
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Inmate Search
    Jefferson County Warrant Inquiry
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Jefferson County Correctional Institute
    Jefferson County Correctional Institute Employment


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