Mcduffie County Jail – Thomson, GA

Mcduffie County Jail is located in Mcduffie County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone incarcerated at Mcduffie County Jail? This page gives you all about everything related to Mcduffie County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Mcduffie County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Mcduffie County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mcduffie County Jail
751 Public Safety Drive
Thomson, GA 30824

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (706) 595-2040
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Mcduffie County Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Mcduffie County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Mcduffie County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Mcduffie County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Mcduffie County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Mcduffie County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Mcduffie County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that could help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Mcduffie County Jail can change, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (706) 595-2040

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Mcduffie County Jail:

Mcduffie County Jail
751 Public Safety Drive
Thomson, GA 30824

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mcduffie County Jail
751 Public Safety Drive
Thomson, GA 30824


The mail policy at Mcduffie County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Mcduffie County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk 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, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, for example 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 not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Mcduffie County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to visit the Mcduffie County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Mcduffie County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Mcduffie County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mcduffie County,the Mcduffie County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Mcduffie County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Mcduffie 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 Mcduffie 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 funds to inmates at Mcduffie County Jail changes, so visit the the Mcduffie County Jail website before 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 Mcduffie County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mcduffie 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 Mcduffie 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 an inmate in Mcduffie County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Mcduffie County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to review Mcduffie County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Mcduffie County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Mcduffie County Jail Link
    Mcduffie County Jail Inmate Search
    View Mcduffie County Jail Mugshots
    Mcduffie County Jail Bail Link

    Mcduffie County Jail Visitation
    Mcduffie County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Mcduffie County Jail Inmate Search
    Mcduffie County Warrant Inquiry
    Mcduffie County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Mcduffie County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Mcduffie County Jail Employment


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