Miller County Jail – Colquitt, GA

Miller County Jail is in Miller County, GA and is the main jail for that region. Know somebody incarcerated at Miller County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Miller County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Miller County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Miller County Jail intake procedures. Miller County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Miller County Jail
300 West Pine Street
Colquitt, GA 39837

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 229-758-3421
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Miller County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Miller County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Miller County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Miller County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Miller County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Miller County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get 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 there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect 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, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Miller County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 229-758-3421

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Miller County Jail:

Miller County Jail
300 West Pine Street
Colquitt, GA 39837

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miller County Jail
300 West Pine Street
Colquitt, GA 39837


The mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the the Miller County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Miller County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Miller County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access court records via the Miller County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the Miller County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Miller County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to visit the Miller County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Miller County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Miller County, the Miller County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Miller County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Miller County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Miller 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 Miller 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 Miller County Jail can change, so be sure to check the official website when you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Miller County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Miller 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 Miller 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 Driver’s 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 Miller County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Miller County Jail Link
    Miller County Jail Inmate Search
    Miller County Jail Mugshots
    Miller County Jail Bail Link

    Miller County Jail Visitation
    Miller County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Miller County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Miller County Warrants
    Miller County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Miller County Jail
    Jobs at Miller County Jail


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