Turner County Jail – Ashburn, GA

Turner County Jail is in Turner County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know someone locked up at Turner County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything you might need to know about Turner County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Turner County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Turner County Jail
1301 Industrial Drive
Ashburn, GA 31714

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (229) 567-2401
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Turner County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Turner County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our Georgia county jail guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Turner County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Turner County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Turner County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, 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, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and you can’t leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Turner County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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 bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Turner County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Turner County Jail phone number is: (229) 567-2401

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Turner County Jail:

Turner County Jail
1301 Industrial Drive
Ashburn, GA 31714

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Turner County Jail
1301 Industrial Drive
Ashburn, GA 31714


The inmate mail policy at Turner County Jail changes, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Turner County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Turner County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Turner County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. They do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Turner County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Turner County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Turner County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Turner County,the Turner County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Turner County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Turner County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Turner 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 Turner 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 Turner County Jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Turner County Jail website when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Turner County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in Turner County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Turner County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Turner County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Turner County Jail Website
    Turner County Jail Inmate Search
    View Turner County Jail Mugshots
    Turner County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Turner County Jail Visitation
    Turner County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Turner County Jail
    Turner County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Turner County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Turner County Jail
    Turner County Jail Employment


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