Spalding County Jail – Griffin, GA

Spalding County Jail is located in Spalding County, GA and is the primary jail for that region. Are you looking for someone at Spalding County Jail? This site tells you information about everything related to Spalding County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Spalding County Jail
401 Justice Blvd
Griffin, GA 30224

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 770-467-4282
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Spalding County Jail you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Spalding County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can look here: Other Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Spalding County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can go in person to the Spalding County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Spalding County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means 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.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Spalding County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Spalding County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released 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 holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call 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 change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 770-467-4282

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Spalding County Jail is:

Spalding County Jail
401 Justice Blvd
Griffin, GA 30224

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Spalding County Jail
401 Justice Blvd
Griffin, GA 30224


The mail policy at Spalding County Jail changes frequently, so you should review the the Spalding County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Spalding County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

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 include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Spalding County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Spalding County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Spalding County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

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


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to visit the Spalding County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Spalding County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Spalding County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, 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 intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? 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 lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Spalding County,the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Spalding County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Spalding 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 Spalding 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 people in jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Spalding County Jail website before you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Spalding County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Spalding 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 Spalding 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Spalding County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Spalding County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Spalding County Jail Link
    Spalding County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Spalding County Jail Mugshots
    Spalding County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Spalding County Jail Visitation
    Spalding County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Spalding County Jail
    Spalding County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Spalding County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Spalding County Jail
    Spalding County Jail Jobs


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