Dade County Jail is in Dade County, GA and is the main correctional facility for this region. Know somebody at Dade County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Dade County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Dade County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Dade County Jail
75 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (706) 657-3233
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who’s in jail at Dade County Jail you should navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Dade County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you should look here, too: Georgia County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Dade County Jail website, or you can view them at the Dade County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Dade County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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 are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you can’t go out of town.
Typically, prisoners in the Dade County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dade County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, will have to answer some questions, such as what your legal name is, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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 ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.
Phone Number: (706) 657-3233
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dade County Jail is:
Dade County Jail
75 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dade County Jail
75 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
The mail policy at Dade County Jail can change, so double check the the Dade County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and all documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Dade County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Dade County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Dade County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Dade County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other 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.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Dade County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Dade County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Dade County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Dade County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Dade 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 Dade 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Dade County Jail can change, so you should review the official Dade County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
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 Dade County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dade 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.
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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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
Have you ever been a prisoner in Dade County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Dade County Jail?
If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Dade County Jail Visitation Procedures
Dade County Jail Jail Mail Link
Dade County Jail Inmate Search
Dade County Warrant Inquiry
Dade County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Dade County Jail
Jobs at Dade County Jail