Jenkins County Jail – Millen, GA

Jenkins County Jail is located in Jenkins County, GA and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Jenkins County Jail? This guide tells you about anything a person needs to know about Jenkins County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Jenkins County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Jenkins County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jenkins County Jail
112 South Masonic Avenue
Millen, GA 30442

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (478) 982-4211
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Jenkins County Jail you should navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Jenkins County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be at another jail you can look here, too: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Jenkins County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Jenkins County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Jenkins County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Jenkins County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would 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 a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Jenkins County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Jenkins County Jail frequently change, so double-check the official Jenkins County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Jenkins County Jail phone number is: (478) 982-4211

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jenkins County Jail:

Jenkins County Jail
112 South Masonic Avenue
Millen, GA 30442

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jenkins County Jail
112 South Masonic Avenue
Millen, GA 30442


The Jenkins County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should check the site when 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 that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in Jenkins County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jenkins County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Jenkins County court magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Jenkins County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online 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 be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Jenkins County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jenkins County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Jenkins County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • 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 searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jenkins County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Jenkins County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Jenkins County Jail might change, so it would be best to double check the site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jenkins County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Jenkins County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jenkins County Jail Link
    Jenkins County Jail Inmate Search
    View Jenkins County Jail Mugshots
    Jenkins County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Jenkins County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Jenkins County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Jenkins County Jail
    Jenkins County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Jenkins County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Jenkins County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Jenkins County Jail


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