Lanier County Jail – Lakeland, GA

Lanier County Jail is located in Lanier County and is the jail for the county. Looking for somebody in Lanier County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Lanier County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Lanier County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Lanier County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lanier County Jail
63 W Church St
Lakeland, GA 31635

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 229.482.3545
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Lanier County Jail you should go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Lanier County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Lanier County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lanier County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Lanier County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Lanier County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Lanier County Jail. If know 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 see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Lanier County Jail phone number is: 229.482.3545

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Lanier County Jail
63 W Church St
Lakeland, GA 31635

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lanier County Jail
63 W Church St
Lakeland, GA 31635


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the official Lanier County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in Lanier County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Lanier County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Georgia.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the Lanier County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court 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 not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lanier County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Lanier County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Lanier County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. 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 the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Lanier County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Lanier County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Lanier County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lanier 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 Lanier 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 someone in jail might change, so check the the Lanier County Jail website before 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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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lanier County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lanier 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 Lanier County Jail

    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:

    • 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 locked up in Lanier County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Lanier County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lanier County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

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


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