Johnson County Jail – Wrightsville, GA

Johnson County Jail is located in Johnson County, Georgia and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone in Johnson County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything one might want to know about Johnson County Jail: Learn 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. Johnson County Jail intake procedures. Johnson County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
230 Donovan Harrison Road
Wrightsville, GA 31096

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 478-864-3941
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Johnson County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Johnson County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

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Mugshots of Johnson County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Johnson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Johnson County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Johnson County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Johnson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Johnson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to 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 in Johnson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out 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 procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Johnson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review 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 . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 478-864-3941

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Johnson County Jail
230 Donovan Harrison Road
Wrightsville, GA 31096

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
230 Donovan Harrison Road
Wrightsville, GA 31096


The mail policy at Johnson County Jail can change, so be sure to double check the the Johnson County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Johnson County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are maintained at Johnson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. 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 Johnson County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Johnson County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Johnson County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Johnson County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, but rather the neighborhood 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 court case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Johnson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Johnson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Johnson County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 funds to jail inmates changes, so you should visit the official Johnson County Jail site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Johnson County Jail

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

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Johnson County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Johnson County Jail Link
    Johnson County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Johnson County Jail Mugshots
    Johnson County Jail Bail Link

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


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