Newton County Jail – Covington, GA

Newton County Jail is located in Newton County, GA and is the primary jail for this region. Do you know somebody locked up at Newton County Jail? This site tells you all about anything one might want to know about Newton County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Newton County Jail
5151 Alcovy-Jersey Road Ne
Covington, GA 30014

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (678)625-1400
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Newton County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Newton County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you can check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Newton County Jail prisoners are online, or you can see them at the Newton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the person’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Newton County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, 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

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Newton County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Newton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Newton County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Newton County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will go into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Newton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official Newton County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Newton County Jail phone number is: (678)625-1400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Newton County Jail
5151 Alcovy-Jersey Road Ne
Covington, GA 30014

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newton County Jail
5151 Alcovy-Jersey Road Ne
Covington, GA 30014


The Newton County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the the Newton County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be 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 attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Newton County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Newton County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

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


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Newton County court website or you are able to call the jail. 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 be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Newton County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you will not 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 court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Newton County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Newton County,the Newton County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Newton County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Newton County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish 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 Newton 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 Newton 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 inmates at Newton County Jail changes, so you should double check the the Newton County Jail website when you send funds 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 Newton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Newton 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 Newton County Jail

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Newton County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Newton County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Newton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Newton County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Newton County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Newton County Jail Link
    Newton County Jail Inmate Search
    Newton County Jail Mugshots
    Newton County Jail Bail Amount Link

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


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