Crawford County Jail – Knoxville, GA

Crawford County Jail is located in Crawford County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone at Crawford County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything you might want to know about Crawford County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Crawford County Jail? How to view Crawford County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
21 Hortman Mill Road
Knoxville, GA 31050

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (478) 836-3116
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Crawford County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Crawford County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Crawford County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Crawford County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If 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 are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Usually, prisoners in the Crawford County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Crawford County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Crawford County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more costly 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (478) 836-3116

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Crawford County Jail is:

Crawford County Jail
21 Hortman Mill Road
Knoxville, GA 31050

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
21 Hortman Mill Road
Knoxville, GA 31050


The mail policy at Crawford County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Crawford County court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Crawford County magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Crawford County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Crawford County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Crawford County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Crawford County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crawford County,the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Crawford 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 getting locked up in Crawford County Jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 inmates changes, so be sure to check the site before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Crawford County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crawford 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 Crawford 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 incarcerated at Crawford County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Crawford County Jail?

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

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Crawford County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Crawford County Jail Website
    Crawford County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Crawford County Jail Mugshots
    Crawford County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Crawford County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Crawford County Jail Mail Policy
    Crawford County Jail Inmate Search
    Crawford County Warrants
    Crawford County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Crawford County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Crawford County Jail


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