Lincoln County Jail – Lincolnton, GA

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County and is the main jail for that region. Know someone in Lincoln County Jail? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Lincoln County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Lincoln County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
145 School Street
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-359-4118
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

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

In order to see who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in a different jail you should check our Georgia county jail guide: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can see them at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will 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 more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Lincoln County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lincoln County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its really easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to 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
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Jail can change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try 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 . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: 706-359-4118

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail, use this address:

Lincoln County Jail
145 School Street
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
145 School Street
Lincolnton, GA 30817


The Lincoln County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Lincoln County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Lincoln County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lincoln County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to to surrender and 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 someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lincoln County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Lincoln 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 the Lincoln County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 someone in jail at Lincoln County Jail is likely to change, so check the official Lincoln County Jail site before 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 incarcerated at Lincoln County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Lincoln County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Lincoln County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Lincoln County Jail Website
    Lincoln County Jail Inmate Search
    Lincoln County Jail Mugshots
    Lincoln County Jail Bail Amount Link

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


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