Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center – Madison, GA

Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center is in Morgan County and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center? This site gives you info about anything one might want to know about Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center
1380 Monticello Road
Madison, GA

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-342-2164
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center you have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you should look here: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center. When viewing online you have to put in their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. 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, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, 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

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For 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 includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center phone number is: 706-342-2164

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center is:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center
1380 Monticello Road
Madison, GA

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center
1380 Monticello Road
Madison, GA


The mail policy at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center changes, so review the the Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important 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 make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Morgan County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the 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 available at the Morgan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Morgan County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, 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

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Morgan County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Morgan County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Morgan County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morgan County,the Morgan County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center, 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 Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center site before you send money to an inmate 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 Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center, 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 Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Link
    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Mugshots
    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Bail Link

    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center
    Morgan County Warrants
    Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center
    Jobs at Morgan County Sheriff’s Detention Center


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