White County Jail – Cleveland, GA

White County Jail is located in White County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in White County Jail? This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about White County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

White County Jail
1210 Hulsey Rd
Cleveland, GA 30545

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 706-865-5177
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at White County Jail you will have to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The White County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them in person at the White County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the White County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the White County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will 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 someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the 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 the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that might help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, 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 date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The White County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official White County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you 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 calls may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 706-865-5177

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by staff, and 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 White County Jail, use this address:

White County Jail
1210 Hulsey Rd
Cleveland, GA 30545

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
White County Jail
1210 Hulsey Rd
Cleveland, GA 30545


The White County Jail mail policy can change, so you should review the official White County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

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

Court Records

White County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The White County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When 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 even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the White County court website or you can 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 inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the White County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In White County,the White County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    White 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 White County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After 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 White 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 White County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to inmates could change, so you should visit the site when you send money to an inmate 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 White County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the White 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 White County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 spent any time at White County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at White County Jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in White County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at White County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    White County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    White County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at White County Jail
    White County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    White County Jail Arrests
    White County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at White County Jail


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