Stewart County Prison – Lumpkin, GA

Stewart County Prison is in Stewart County, Georgia and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Stewart County Prison? This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Stewart County Prisonsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Stewart County Prison intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stewart County Prison
1 Prison Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (229) 838-4385
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Stewart County Prison you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Stewart County Prison Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you should look here: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Stewart County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Stewart County Prison site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep 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 have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, 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 Stewart County Prison website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Stewart County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (229) 838-4385

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Stewart County Prison
1 Prison Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stewart County Prison
1 Prison Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815


The inmate mail policy at Stewart County Prison is always changing, so be sure to review the the Stewart County Prison website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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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 only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You can access your court records via the Stewart County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Stewart County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are available at Stewart County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Stewart County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Stewart County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. 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 know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Stewart County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Stewart County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Stewart County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stewart County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Stewart County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Stewart County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish 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 Stewart County Prison, 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 Stewart County Prison 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 funds to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you review the the Stewart County Prison website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stewart County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stewart County Prison, 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 Stewart County Prison

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Stewart County Prison? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Stewart County Prison.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Stewart County Prison

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Stewart County Prison Website
    Stewart County Prison Inmate Search
    View Stewart County Prison Mugshots
    Stewart County Prison Bail Link

    Stewart County Prison Visitation Procedures
    Stewart County Prison Jail Mail Link
    Stewart County Prison Inmate Search
    Stewart County Prison Warrant Inquiry
    Stewart County Prison Arrest Inquiry
    Stewart County Prison Send Money Procedure
    Stewart County Prison Employment


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