Rabun County Detention Center – Tiger, GA

Rabun County Detention Center is located in Rabun County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know someone in Rabun County Detention Center? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Rabun County Detention Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Rabun County Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Rabun County Detention Center intake procedures. Rabun County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rabun County Detention Center
175 Boen Creek Road
Tiger, GA 30576

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (706) 782-3612
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Rabun County Detention Center you will have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Rabun County Detention Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Rabun County Detention Center. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Rabun County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Rabun County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Rabun County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, 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, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Rabun County Detention Center phone number is: (706) 782-3612

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Rabun County Detention Center
175 Boen Creek Road
Tiger, GA 30576

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rabun County Detention Center
175 Boen Creek Road
Tiger, GA 30576


The Rabun County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ 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 best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Rabun County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Rabun County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Rabun County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Rabun County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Rabun County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. 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 have to be 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 crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Rabun County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Rabun County,the Rabun County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Rabun County Detention Center is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Rabun 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 Rabun 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Rabun County Detention Center could change, so check the the Rabun County Detention Center website before 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 Rabun County Detention Center

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

    • 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 an inmate at Rabun County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Rabun County Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to someone at Rabun County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Rabun County Detention Center Link
    Rabun County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Rabun County Detention Center Mugshots
    Rabun County Detention Center Bail Link

    Rabun County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Rabun County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Rabun County Detention Center
    Rabun County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Rabun County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Rabun County Detention Center
    Jobs at Rabun County Detention Center


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