Cobb County Jail is located in Cobb County, Georgia and is the jail for the region. Are you looking for someone at Cobb County Jail? This page tells you all about anything related to Cobb County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Cobb County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Cobb County Jail
1825 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 770-499-4200
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?
To see who’s in jail at Cobb County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Cobb County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Georgia
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be seen on the Cobb County Jail website, or you can view them at the Cobb County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Cobb County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you are required not to go out of town.
Typically, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
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 know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail 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. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
The Cobb County Jail phone number is: 770-499-4200
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Cobb County Jail:
Cobb County Jail
1825 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cobb County Jail
1825 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
The Cobb County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Cobb County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Cobb County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court records via the Cobb County website, or by going to the Cobb County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are available at Cobb County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. They do many different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out you should visit the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Cobb 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 the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Cobb County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not see the street address, but only the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Cobb County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Cobb County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cobb County, the Cobb County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Cobb County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Cobb County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Cobb County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cobb 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you review the official Cobb County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Cobb County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cobb 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
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Links and Resources
Cobb County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Cobb County Jail Mail Policy
Find an inmate at Cobb County Jail
Cobb County Warrant Lookup
Cobb County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Cobb County Jail
Cobb County Jail Employment