Liberty County Jail – Hinesville, GA

Liberty County Jail is located in Liberty County, Georgia and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Liberty County Jail? This site tells you all about anything related to Liberty County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Liberty County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Liberty County Jail intake procedures. Liberty County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Liberty County Jail
180 Paul Sikes Dr.
Hinesville, GA 31313

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-876-6411
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Liberty County Jail you will need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Liberty County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Liberty County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Liberty County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Liberty County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Liberty County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 912-876-6411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Liberty County Jail
180 Paul Sikes Dr.
Hinesville, GA 31313

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Liberty County Jail
180 Paul Sikes Dr.
Hinesville, GA 31313


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the Liberty County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are held at the Liberty County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you need to visit the Liberty County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Liberty County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Liberty County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do 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 feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Liberty County,the Liberty County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Liberty County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Liberty 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 Liberty County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail changes, so be sure to visit the the Liberty County Jail website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Liberty County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Liberty 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 Liberty 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Liberty County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Liberty County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Liberty County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Liberty County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Liberty County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Liberty County Jail
    Liberty County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Liberty County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Liberty County Jail
    Jobs at Liberty County Jail


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