Brantley County Jail – Nahunta, GA

Brantley County Jail is located in Brantley County, GA and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Brantley County Jail? This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Brantley County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brantley County Jail
95 John Wilson Street
Nahunta, GA 31553

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-462-6141
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To find out who is in jail at Brantley County Jail you will need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Brantley County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Brantley County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Brantley County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many 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

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Brantley County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee 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 bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Brantley County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, 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 a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Brantley County Jail visitation procedures can change, so check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Brantley County Jail phone number is: 912-462-6141

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Brantley County Jail
95 John Wilson Street
Nahunta, GA 31553

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brantley County Jail
95 John Wilson Street
Nahunta, GA 31553


The Brantley County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Brantley County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records using the Brantley County website, or by going to the Brantley County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you can ask to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the Brantley County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Brantley County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the Brantley County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Brantley County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Brantley 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 being incarcerated in the Brantley County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Brantley 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 Brantley 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 money to someone in jail at Brantley County Jail could change, so we suggest that you review the official Brantley County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brantley County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated in Brantley County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Brantley County Jail?

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

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Write a review about Brantley County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Brantley County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Brantley County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Brantley County Jail
    Brantley County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Brantley County Jail Arrests
    Brantley County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Brantley County Jail Employment


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