Upson County Jail – Thomaston, GA

Upson County Jail is in Upson County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone in Upson County Jail? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Upson County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Upson County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Upson County Jail
235 Aviation Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-647-7411
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Upson County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Upson County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find info for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Upson County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Upson County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Upson County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Upson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Upson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you review 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Upson County Jail phone number is: 706-647-7411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Upson County Jail, use this address:

Upson County Jail
235 Aviation Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Upson County Jail
235 Aviation Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286


The Upson County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to visit 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, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Upson County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All 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 contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to access the Upson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Upson County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Upson County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

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 Upson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people 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 these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, but only the address 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 docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Upson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Upson 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 getting locked up in Upson County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Upson 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 Upson 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 funds to inmates at Upson County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the site before you send any funds.

    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 Upson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Upson 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 Upson 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 at Upson County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

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

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Upson County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Upson County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Upson County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Upson County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Upson County Jail
    Upson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Upson County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Upson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Upson County Jail Employment


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