Dooly County Justice Center – Pinehurst, GA

Dooly County Justice Center is in Dooly County, GA and is the correctional facility for that area. Know somebody locked up at Dooly County Justice Center? This page gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Dooly County Justice Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Dooly County Justice Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dooly County Justice Center
576 Pinehurst-Hawkinsville Road
Pinehurst, GA 31070

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 229-645-0920
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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 don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Dooly County Justice Center you should visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Dooly County Justice Center Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get info on anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: Other County Jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Dooly County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Dooly County Justice Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you must not leave town.

Usually, inmates at Dooly County Justice Center will be given an 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 participate in work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Dooly County Justice Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Dooly County Justice Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 229-645-0920

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dooly County Justice Center is:

Dooly County Justice Center
576 Pinehurst-Hawkinsville Road
Pinehurst, GA 31070

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dooly County Justice Center
576 Pinehurst-Hawkinsville Road
Pinehurst, GA 31070


The mail policy at Dooly County Justice Center is always changing, so you should double check the official Dooly County Justice Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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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 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 relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Dooly County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Dooly County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are held at Dooly County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before 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 be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Dooly County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Dooly County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people 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 view this information online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dooly County,the Dooly County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Dooly County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Dooly County Justice Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Dooly County Justice Center, 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 Dooly County Justice Center 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 money to someone in jail is always changing, so you should review the the Dooly County Justice Center website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Dooly County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dooly County Justice Center, 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 Dooly County Justice Center

    Requirements:

    • 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 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 a prisoner at Dooly County Justice Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Dooly County Justice Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Dooly County Justice Center? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Dooly County Justice Center Link
    Dooly County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    Dooly County Justice Center Mugshots
    Dooly County Justice Center Bail Amount Link

    Dooly County Justice Center Visitation Policy Link
    Dooly County Justice Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Dooly County Justice Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Dooly County Warrant Inquiry
    Dooly County Justice Center Arrest Inquiry
    Dooly County Justice Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Dooly County Justice Center


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