Mitchell County Prison is in Mitchell County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Mitchell County Prison? This guide tells you info about anything related to Mitchell County Prison,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Mitchell County Prison mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…
The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Mitchell County Prison
4838 Hwy 37 East
Camilla, GA 31730
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 229-336-2045
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find them?
Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to search who is in jail at Mitchell County Prison you have to go to their link and use the inmate search.
The Mitchell County Prison Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Georgia
A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Mitchell County Prison. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the first and last name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Mitchell County Prison site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner at Mitchell County Prison are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Mitchell County Prison site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Mitchell County Prison visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Mitchell County Prison phone number is: 229-336-2045
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Mitchell County Prison:
Mitchell County Prison
4838 Hwy 37 East
Camilla, GA 31730
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Mitchell County Prison
4838 Hwy 37 East
Camilla, GA 31730
The mail policy at Mitchell County Prison is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Mitchell County Prison site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice 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 info on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Mitchell County
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Mitchell County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Mitchell County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to see a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include 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 might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
You can you need to access the Mitchell County jail website, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, just the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Mitchell County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You 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.
- Conditions in Mitchell County Prison.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mitchell County,the Mitchell County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Mitchell County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Mitchell County Prison, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Mitchell County Prison 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 someone in jail at Mitchell County Prison changes, so it would be best to visit the the Mitchell County Prison website when you send money to an inmate 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.
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Types of Jobs at Mitchell County Prison
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mitchell County Prison, 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?
If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Mitchell County Prison? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Mitchell County Prison Visitation Procedures
Mitchell County Prison Jail Mail Policy Link
Locate an inmate at Mitchell County Prison
Mitchell County Warrant Inquiry
Mitchell County Prison Arrests
Send Funds to an Inmate at Mitchell County Prison
Mitchell County Prison Employment