Dodge County Jail is in Dodge County, Georgia and is the jail for the area. Know somebody in Dodge County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might want to know about Dodge County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Dodge County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to see who is in jail at Dodge County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Dodge County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you will want to look here: Georgia County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Dodge County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Dodge County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Dodge County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different 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, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.
Typically, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Dodge County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on 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 break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 478-374-8133
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Dodge County Jail:
Dodge County Jail
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dodge County Jail
The inmate mail policy at Dodge County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Dodge County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in Dodge County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on this subject, click: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Dodge County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at the Dodge County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Dodge County magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. They do many different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
When 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, which include 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 might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. 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 Dodge County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Dodge County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if they have had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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 layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dodge County, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Dodge County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in the Dodge County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Dodge 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 Dodge 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before send funds to someone in jail 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
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Types of Jobs at Dodge County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dodge 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.
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 this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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Links and Resources
Dodge County Jail Visitation
Dodge County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Dodge County Jail Inmate Search
Dodge County Warrant Lookup
Dodge County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Dodge County Jail
Dodge County Jail Jobs