Evans County Jail – Claxton, GA

Evans County Jail is in Evans County, GA and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Evans County Jail? This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Evans County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Evans County Jail
123 W. Main Street
Claxton, GA 30417

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 912-739-1611
Fax Number:

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Evans County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Evans County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get information on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can look here: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Evans County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Evans County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Evans County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Evans County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Evans County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t 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

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Evans County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Evans County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Evans County Jail are always changing, so visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Evans County Jail phone number is: 912-739-1611

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Evans County Jail is:

Evans County Jail
123 W. Main Street
Claxton, GA 30417

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Evans County Jail
123 W. Main Street
Claxton, GA 30417


The mail policy at Evans County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include 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 can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Evans County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Evans County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a 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 can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Evans County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Evans County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Evans County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Evans County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Evans County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will 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 Evans 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 Evans 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 Evans County Jail changes, so be sure to double 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 Evans County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Evans 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 Evans County Jail

    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:

    • 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.

    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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Evans County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail 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. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Evans County Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Evans County Jail Website
    Evans County Jail Inmate Search
    View Evans County Jail Mugshots
    Evans County Jail Bail Link

    Evans County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Evans County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Evans County Jail
    Evans County Warrant Lookup
    Evans County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Evans County Jail
    Jobs at Evans County Jail


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