Pierce County Jail – Blackshear, GA

Pierce County Jail is in Pierce County, GA and is the main jail for this region. Looking for somebody at Pierce County Jail? This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Pierce County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Pierce County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pierce County Jail
300 Pierce Industrial Blvd
Blackshear, GA 31516

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (912) 449-2012
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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 find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Pierce County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pierce County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is in another jail you should check our guide to other Georgia jails: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pierce County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Pierce County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in their legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Pierce County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

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

Usually, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Pierce County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Pierce County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official Pierce County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (912) 449-2012

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pierce County Jail:

Pierce County Jail
300 Pierce Industrial Blvd
Blackshear, GA 31516

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pierce County Jail
300 Pierce Industrial Blvd
Blackshear, GA 31516


The Pierce County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Pierce County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Pierce County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Pierce County magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to access the Pierce County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Pierce County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Pierce County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Pierce County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not see if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pierce County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Pierce County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pierce 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 Pierce 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Pierce County Jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pierce County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Pierce County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Pierce County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Pierce County Jail Link
    Pierce County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Pierce County Jail Mugshots
    Pierce County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Pierce County Jail Visitation
    Pierce County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Pierce County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Pierce County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Pierce County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Pierce County Jail
    Pierce County Jail Jobs


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