Murray County Jail – Chatsworth, GA

Murray County Jail is in Murray County and is the main jail for that area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Murray County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Murray County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Murray County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Murray County Jail
810 ½ G.I. Maddox Pkwy
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (706) 695-4592
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Murray County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Murray County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also get info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you will want to look here, too: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them at the Murray County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Murray County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Murray County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (706) 695-4592

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Murray County Jail
810 ½ G.I. Maddox Pkwy
Chatsworth, GA 30705

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Murray County Jail
810 ½ G.I. Maddox Pkwy
Chatsworth, GA 30705


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Murray County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

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. Court records have a case file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Murray County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Murray County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and 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 how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Murray County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Murray County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact 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. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all 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 Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Murray County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Murray County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Murray County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Murray 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 Murray 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 funds to inmates at Murray County Jail changes, so you should double check the official website before you send any money.

    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 Murray County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Murray County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner 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’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

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    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Murray County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Murray County Jail Website
    Murray County Jail Inmate Search
    Murray County Jail Mugshots
    Murray County Jail Bail Link

    Murray County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Murray County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Murray County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Murray County Warrants
    Murray County Jail Arrests
    Murray County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Murray County Jail


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