Twiggs County Jail – Jeffersonville, GA

Twiggs County Jail is located in Twiggs County, Georgia and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone locked up at Twiggs County Jail? This site will tell you about anything you might want to know about Twiggs County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Twiggs County Jail
37 North Ash Street
Jeffersonville, GA 31044

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (478) 945-3357
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Twiggs County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Twiggs County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Twiggs County Jail website, or you can see them at the Twiggs County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Twiggs County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Twiggs County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is 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’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Twiggs County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence 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

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Twiggs County Jail phone number is: (478) 945-3357

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Twiggs County Jail
37 North Ash Street
Jeffersonville, GA 31044

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Twiggs County Jail
37 North Ash Street
Jeffersonville, GA 31044


The Twiggs County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in Twiggs County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. They do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Twiggs County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Twiggs County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Twiggs County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Twiggs County,the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Twiggs County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Twiggs County Jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Twiggs 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 Twiggs 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 can change, so you should visit the the Twiggs County Jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Twiggs County Jail

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

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

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Twiggs County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Twiggs County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Twiggs County Jail Link
    Twiggs County Jail Inmate Search
    Twiggs County Jail Mugshots
    Twiggs County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Twiggs County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Twiggs County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Twiggs County Jail
    Twiggs County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Twiggs County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Twiggs County Jail
    Twiggs County Jail Employment


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