Paulding County Detention Center – Dallas, GA

Paulding County Detention Center is in Paulding County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Know someone locked up at Paulding County Detention Center? This guide tells you all about everything related to Paulding County Detention Center,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Paulding County Detention Center
25 Industrial Way North
Dallas, GA 30132

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (770) 443-3030
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Paulding County Detention Center you will have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Paulding County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Paulding County Detention Center prisoners can be searched on the Paulding County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Paulding County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Paulding County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Usually, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day after work, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Paulding County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Paulding County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum 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 is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Paulding County Detention Center

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you share any things that might help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (770) 443-3030

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Paulding County Detention Center is:

Paulding County Detention Center
25 Industrial Way North
Dallas, GA 30132

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Paulding County Detention Center
25 Industrial Way North
Dallas, GA 30132


The inmate mail policy at Paulding County Detention Center changes often, so check the official Paulding County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer 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 defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Paulding County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Paulding County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are available at the Paulding County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Paulding County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Paulding County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Paulding County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Paulding County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Paulding County,the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Paulding County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Paulding County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After 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 Paulding County 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 Paulding County 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail at Paulding County Detention Center can change, so you should double check the the Paulding County Detention Center 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Paulding County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Paulding County 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 Paulding County Detention Center

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Paulding County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Paulding County Detention Center Website
    Paulding County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Paulding County Detention Center Mugshots
    Paulding County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Paulding County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Paulding County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Paulding County Detention Center
    Paulding County Warrant Inquiry
    Paulding County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Paulding County Detention Center
    Paulding County Detention Center Jobs


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