Rockdale County Jail is located in Rockdale County, GA and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone at Rockdale County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Rockdale County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Rockdale County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.
Rockdale County Jail
2385 Sigman Industrial Court
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 770-278-8200
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at Rockdale County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate search.
The Rockdale County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you should check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Rockdale County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Rockdale County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, an inmate at Rockdale County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Rockdale County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Rockdale County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to 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.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rockdale County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any things that might help others to get through the procedure?
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate must give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. 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 that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Rockdale County Jail phone number is: 770-278-8200
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Rockdale County Jail, use this address:
Rockdale County Jail
2385 Sigman Industrial Court
Conyers, GA 30012
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Rockdale County Jail
2385 Sigman Industrial Court
Conyers, GA 30012
The Rockdale County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Georgia.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the Rockdale County jail website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Rockdale County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually will not find if they has had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rockdale County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in Rockdale County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Rockdale County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Rockdale 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 funds to jail inmates can change, so it would be best to review the the Rockdale County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Rockdale County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rockdale 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.
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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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Rockdale County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.
Things you can include in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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Links and Resources
Rockdale County Jail Visitation Procedures
Rockdale County Jail Mail Policy
Rockdale County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Rockdale County Warrants
Rockdale County Jail Arrests
Rockdale County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Rockdale County Jail
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