Talbot County Jail – Talbotton, GA

Talbot County Jail is in Talbot County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone in jail at Talbot County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything related to Talbot County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Talbot County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Talbot County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Talbot County Jail
44 North Washington Avenue
Talbotton, GA 31827

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 706-665-8681
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Talbot County Jail you have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Talbot County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you can look here: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Talbot County Jail website, or you can view them at the Talbot County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Talbot County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, inmates at Talbot County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For 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 jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • 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 an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant 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, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Talbot County Jail jail site before you go.

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 . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep 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 ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 706-665-8681

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Talbot County Jail is:

Talbot County Jail
44 North Washington Avenue
Talbotton, GA 31827

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Talbot County Jail
44 North Washington Avenue
Talbotton, GA 31827


The mail policy changes, so you should visit the official Talbot County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Talbot County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Talbot County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. They do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Talbot County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Talbot 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 spending time in the Talbot County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Talbot 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 Talbot County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Talbot County Jail could change, so you should check the site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Talbot County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Talbot 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 Talbot 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 have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Talbot 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Talbot County Jail Visitation
    Talbot County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Talbot County Jail
    Talbot County Warrants
    Talbot County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Talbot County Jail
    Talbot County Jail Employment


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