Colquitt County Prison is located in Colquitt County, Georgia and is the jail for the area. Know somebody at Colquitt County Prison? This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about Colquitt County Prison: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Colquitt County Prison intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Colquitt County Prison
2000 County Farm Road
Moultrie, GA 31768
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (229) 616-7490
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?
Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who is in jail at Colquitt County Prison you will have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Colquitt County Prison Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member might be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails
A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Colquitt County Prison prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Colquitt County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Colquitt County Prison site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may 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 of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not travel out of the county.
Usually, an inmate at Colquitt County Prison will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the Colquitt County Prison or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. 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 can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what your legal name is, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may 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 custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Colquitt County Prison visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (229) 616-7490
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Colquitt County Prison is:
Colquitt County Prison
2000 County Farm Road
Moultrie, GA 31768
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Colquitt County Prison
2000 County Farm Road
Moultrie, GA 31768
The inmate mail policy at Colquitt County Prison can change, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Colquitt County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
Colquitt County court records are public records. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Colquitt County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.
After 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, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Colquitt County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Colquitt County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Colquitt County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not find the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the Colquitt County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Colquitt County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Jail gangs
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Colquitt County, the Colquitt County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Colquitt County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Colquitt County Prison, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Colquitt 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail might change, so be sure to review the official Colquitt County Prison site before you send money 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 Colquitt County Prison
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Colquitt 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.
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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.
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.
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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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Colquitt County Prison Visitation Policy Link
Colquitt County Prison Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Colquitt County Prison
Colquitt County Warrants
Colquitt County Prison Arrest Inquiry
Colquitt County Prison Send Money Procedure
Colquitt County Prison Jobs