Tattnall County Jail – Reidsville, GA

Tattnall County Jail is located in Tattnall County, GA and is the correctional facility for this area. Know someone in jail at Tattnall County Jail? This guide tells you about everything related to Tattnall County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Tattnall County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Tattnall County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tattnall County Jail
P.O. Box 545
Reidsville, GA 30453

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (912) 557-6778
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Tattnall County Jail you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Tattnall County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to check our Georgia county jail guide: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Tattnall County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Tattnall County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Tattnall County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Tattnall County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Tattnall County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in the log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Tattnall County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Tattnall County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (912) 557-6778

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Tattnall County Jail
P.O. Box 545
Reidsville, GA 30453

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tattnall County Jail
P.O. Box 545
Reidsville, GA 30453


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Tattnall County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Tattnall County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.

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

Court Records

Tattnall County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Tattnall County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Tattnall County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the Tattnall County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Tattnall County jail website or you are able to 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 be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to 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 these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Tattnall County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Tattnall County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tattnall County,the Tattnall County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Tattnall County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Tattnall County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Tattnall 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 Tattnall 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 someone in jail changes, so visit the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tattnall County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Tattnall County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Tattnall County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Tattnall County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Tattnall County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Tattnall County Jail Website
    Tattnall County Jail Inmate Search
    Tattnall County Jail Mugshots
    Tattnall County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Tattnall County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Tattnall County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Tattnall County Jail
    Tattnall County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Tattnall County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Tattnall County Jail
    Tattnall County Jail Jobs


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