Telfair County Jail – Mcrae, GA

Telfair County Jail is located in Telfair County, GA and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Telfair County Jail? This page will tell you about everything one might want to know about Telfair County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Telfair County Jail intake procedures. Telfair County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Telfair County Jail
19 East Oak St
Mcrae, GA 31055

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (229)868-6621
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Telfair County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Telfair County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to check our Georgia county jail guide: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Telfair County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Telfair County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Telfair County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Telfair County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call 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, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Telfair County Jail change often, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (229)868-6621

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Telfair County Jail is:

Telfair County Jail
19 East Oak St
Mcrae, GA 31055

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Telfair County Jail
19 East Oak St
Mcrae, GA 31055


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the 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 a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Telfair County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You can access your court case records via the Telfair County website, or by going to the Telfair County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Telfair County magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to 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 will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the Telfair County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Telfair County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken 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 look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Telfair County,the Telfair County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Telfair 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 spending time in the Telfair County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Telfair 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 Telfair 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 rules for sending money to people in jail could change, so it would be best to check the official website 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Telfair County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Telfair County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Telfair County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Telfair County Jail Link
    Telfair County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Telfair County Jail Mugshots
    Telfair County Jail Bail Link

    Telfair County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Telfair County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Telfair County Jail
    Telfair County Warrant Lookup
    Telfair County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Telfair County Jail
    Telfair County Jail Jobs


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