Lumpkin County Jail is in Lumpkin County, Georgia and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for someone at Lumpkin County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Lumpkin County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Lumpkin County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make the process less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.
Lumpkin County Jail
385 E. Main Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
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 in jail and want to locate them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Lumpkin County Jail you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.
The Lumpkin County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is in another jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.
Mugshots can be found on the Lumpkin County Jail website, or you can view them at the Lumpkin County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Lumpkin County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
Usually, an inmate in the Lumpkin County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the Lumpkin County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Lumpkin County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lumpkin County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- You will be placed 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 will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Lumpkin County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 706-864-0414
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lumpkin County Jail:
Lumpkin County Jail
385 E. Main Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lumpkin County Jail
385 E. Main Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
The inmate mail policy at Lumpkin County Jail can change, so visit the official Lumpkin County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is 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 important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Georgia.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Lumpkin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Lumpkin County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records 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:
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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 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 and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lumpkin County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Lumpkin County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Lumpkin 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 Lumpkin 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 Lumpkin County Jail inmates is always changing, so visit the the Lumpkin County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Lumpkin County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lumpkin County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Lumpkin County Jail
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Links and Resources
Lumpkin County Jail Visitation Procedures
Lumpkin County Jail Mail Policy
Lumpkin County Jail Inmate Search
Lumpkin County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Lumpkin County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Lumpkin County Jail Send Money Procedure
Lumpkin County Jail Jobs