Meriwether County Jail – Greenville, GA

Meriwether County Jail is located in Meriwether County, Georgia and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone in Meriwether County Jail? This site tells you about everything you might want to know about Meriwether County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Meriwether County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Meriwether County Jail
17400 Roosevelt Hwy
Greenville, GA 30222

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (706) 672-4489
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Meriwether County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Meriwether County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get info on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Meriwether County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Meriwether County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Meriwether County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in 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 be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Meriwether County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (706) 672-4489

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Meriwether County Jail
17400 Roosevelt Hwy
Greenville, GA 30222

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Meriwether County Jail
17400 Roosevelt Hwy
Greenville, GA 30222


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the the Meriwether County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can 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 the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Meriwether County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Meriwether County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to 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:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Meriwether County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Meriwether 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 spending time in Meriwether County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Meriwether 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 Meriwether County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail at Meriwether County Jail could change, so you should visit the official Meriwether County Jail site when send funds 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Meriwether County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Meriwether County Jail

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    Links and Resources

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

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


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