Walker County Jail – Lafayette, GA

Walker County Jail is in Walker County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Walker County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Walker County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Walker County Jail
105 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA 30728

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-638-1909
Fax:

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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 find out where they are?

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

To search who is in jail at Walker County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Walker County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Walker County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Walker County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Walker County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Walker County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released 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:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer 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 ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Walker County Jail are always changing, so you should check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 706-638-1909

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Walker County Jail is:

Walker County Jail
105 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA 30728

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Walker County Jail
105 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA 30728


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Walker County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Walker County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Walker County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept at the Walker County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to 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 may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Walker County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Walker County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could 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 Fugitives. In Walker County,the Walker County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Walker County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Walker County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Walker 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 Walker County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to inmates is always changing, so be sure to double check the the Walker County Jail website when you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Walker County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Walker 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 Walker 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Walker County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Walker County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Walker County Jail Link
    Walker County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Walker County Jail Mugshots
    Walker County Jail Bail Link

    Walker County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Walker County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Walker County Jail
    Walker County Warrant Lookup
    Walker County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Walker County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Walker County Jail Employment


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  1. summer d. m. says:

    my husband is very much missed and needed not only at home but at work, with the issues of overpopulation in jails, there has to be some out of custody alternative to this dillema. he is being held all this while on a technical violation! please end this insanity and save the encapsulation for those that should be there!

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