Walton County Jail – Monroe, GA

Walton County Jail is located in Walton County and is the primary jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Walton County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Walton County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Walton County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Walton County Jail
1425 South Madison Avenue
Monroe, GA 30655

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 770-267-1422
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Walton County Jail you should navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Walton County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

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Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Walton County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Walton County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you are not allowed to leave town.

Usually, inmates at Walton County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Walton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Walton County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep 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 may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 770-267-1422

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Walton County Jail
1425 South Madison Avenue
Monroe, GA 30655

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Walton County Jail
1425 South Madison Avenue
Monroe, GA 30655


The Walton County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official Walton County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Walton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Walton County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Walton County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Walton County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Walton County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Walton County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Walton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. 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 sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Walton County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Walton County,the Walton County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Walton County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Walton 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 Walton County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to inmates can change, so you should check the the Walton County Jail website before 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Walton County Jail

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

    • 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 at Walton County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Walton County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Walton County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Walton County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Walton County Jail Website
    Walton County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Walton County Jail Mugshots
    Walton County Jail Bail Link

    Walton County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Walton County Jail Mail Policy
    Walton County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Walton County Warrants
    Walton County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Walton County Jail
    Walton County Jail Jobs


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  1. Barbie Chumley says:

    Adam Chumley, I hope you get this message. Your whole family and church family is praying for you to be safe, We all make mistakes in life and God is the only thing that can bring us back up on the mountain when we are in the valley. Now God has made you still to understand that the people you thought were your friends are really not. Please come home with an open heart and mind to fill your dreams of your life. Live your life for Adam and not the people that took advantage of you. You have the world in your hands to become what your dreams will make you happy. You have a home, job and dad has a bigger surprise for you when your released. Love you lots Adam- Love Mom and Dad

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