Worth County Jail – Sylvester, GA

Worth County Jail is located in Worth County and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for somebody locked up in Worth County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Worth County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Worth County Jail
201 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (229) 776-8211
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Worth County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Worth County Jail Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Worth County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Worth County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Worth County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Worth County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.

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 generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Worth County Jail phone number is: (229) 776-8211

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Worth County Jail is:

Worth County Jail
201 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Worth County Jail
201 North Main Street
Sylvester, GA 31791


The mail policy at Worth County Jail changes often, so you should 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 have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in Worth County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

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 are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Worth County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include 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 locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Worth County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Worth County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Worth County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Worth County,the Worth County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Worth 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 getting locked up in the Worth County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 money to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you check the official Worth County Jail site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Worth County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Worth 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 Worth 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 locked up in Worth County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Worth County Jail Visitation
    Worth County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Worth County Jail Inmate Search
    Worth County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Worth County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Worth County Jail
    Jobs at Worth County Jail


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