Screven County Jail – Sylvania, GA

Screven County Jail is located in Screven County, GA and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know someone in Screven County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might need to know about Screven County Jail: Find an inmate at Screven County Jail. How to view Screven County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Screven County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (912) 564-2292
Fax:

Map and Directions


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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 find them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Screven County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Screven County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you can look here: Georgia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Screven County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Screven County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Screven County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be 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 you do, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Screven County Jail phone number is: (912) 564-2292

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Screven County Jail
202 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA 30467


The mail policy at Screven County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the the Screven County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Screven County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Screven County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the online service, or by going to the Screven County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Screven County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should visit the Screven County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Screven County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not get the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Screven County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Screven 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 Screven 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so review the official Screven County Jail site when you send any money.

    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 Screven County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 in Screven County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Screven County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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

    Links and Resources

    Main Screven County Jail Website
    Screven County Jail Inmate Search
    Screven County Jail Mugshots
    Screven County Jail Bail Link

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


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