Peach County Jail – Ft. Valley, GA

Peach County Jail is in Peach County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone locked up in Peach County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything you might need to know about Peach County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Peach County Jail
1007 Spruce Street Extension
Ft. Valley, GA 31030

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 478-825-3435
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Peach County Jail you will have to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Peach County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find information about anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Peach County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Peach County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different 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

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail 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 Peach County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Peach County

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 478-825-3435

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Peach County Jail
1007 Spruce Street Extension
Ft. Valley, GA 31030

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Peach County Jail
1007 Spruce Street Extension
Ft. Valley, GA 31030


The mail policy at Peach County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the 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 should know 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 you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Peach County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are maintained at the Peach County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Peach County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just go to the Peach County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or 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 have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Peach County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Peach County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete 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 of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Peach County,the Peach County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Peach County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Peach 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 Peach County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to inmates at Peach County Jail is likely to change, so double check the official website before 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 Peach County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Peach County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Peach County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Peach County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Peach County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Peach County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Peach County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Peach County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Peach County Jail Employment


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