Lowndes County Jail – Valdosta, GA

Lowndes County Jail is located in Lowndes County, Georgia and is the main correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Lowndes County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Lowndes County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lowndes County Jail
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, GA 31601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 229-671-3000
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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 locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Lowndes County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lowndes County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should look here, too: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored.

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Mugshotes of Lowndes County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Lowndes County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Lowndes County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many 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

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Lowndes County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lowndes County

Have you ever hired a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on 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 intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Lowndes County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official Lowndes County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep 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 cut altogether.

Phone Number: 229-671-3000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Lowndes County Jail is:

Lowndes County Jail
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, GA 31601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lowndes County Jail
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, GA 31601


The mail policy at Lowndes County Jail can change, so visit the official Lowndes County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lowndes County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service 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 might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Lowndes County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Lowndes County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Lowndes County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Lowndes County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 can change, so be sure to review the official Lowndes County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lowndes County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 locked up in Lowndes County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Lowndes County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Lowndes County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Lowndes County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Lowndes County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Lowndes County Jail Mail Policy
    Lowndes County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Lowndes County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Lowndes County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Lowndes County Jail
    Lowndes County Jail Jobs


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    I love you Jason P…I have written you 3 times baby

    Love always
    April

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