Gwinnett County Jail is located in Gwinnett County and is the primary jail for the region. Know someone at Gwinnett County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Gwinnett County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Gwinnett County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Gwinnett County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, 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 a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Gwinnett County Jail you have to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Gwinnett County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Georgia county jail guide: Other Jails in Georgia
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Gwinnett County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Gwinnett County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.
Typically, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the Gwinnett County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman
Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- You must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Gwinnett County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should check the official Gwinnett County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.
The Gwinnett County Jail phone number is: 770-619-6500
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Gwinnett County Jail:
Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.
For more info on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Gwinnett County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Gwinnett County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Gwinnett County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Gwinnett County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Gwinnett County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Gwinnett County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Gwinnett County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if they has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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 in Gwinnett County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gwinnett County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Gwinnett County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Gwinnett County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett 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 money to inmates at Gwinnett County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the site when you send money to an inmate.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Gwinnett County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gwinnett County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at Gwinnett County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?
If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Gwinnett County Jail
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.
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Links and Resources
Gwinnett County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Gwinnett County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Gwinnett County Jail Inmate Search
Gwinnett County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Gwinnett County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Gwinnett County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Gwinnett County Jail