Franklin County Jail is located in Franklin County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody locked up in Franklin County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about Franklin County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Franklin County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Franklin County Jail
1 James Little Street
Carnesville, GA 30521
Phone Number and Fax Number
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 find out where they are?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who is in jail at Franklin County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.
The Franklin County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you can check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Georgia
A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Franklin County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Franklin County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Franklin County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. 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 a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, 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’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 show up for court, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Franklin County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any secrets that will help other people to get through the procedure?
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, for example your driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Franklin County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Franklin County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: 706-384-2525
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Franklin County Jail:
Franklin County Jail
1 James Little Street
Carnesville, GA 30521
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Franklin County Jail
1 James Little Street
Carnesville, GA 30521
The Franklin County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Franklin County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Franklin County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service 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 might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Franklin County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Franklin County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Franklin County, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in Franklin County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 money to inmates at Franklin County Jail can change, so visit the official website when you send any money.
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 Franklin County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin 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.
Speak Your Mind
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 incarcerated in Franklin County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Franklin County Jail?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.
Things you could put in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
Speak Your Mind
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Want to send a message to someone from jail? Say hello here, just leave a message below.
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Links and Resources
Franklin County Jail Visitation
Franklin County Jail Mail Policy
Franklin County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Franklin County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Franklin County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Money to an Inmate at Franklin County Jail
Franklin County Jail Jobs