Pike County Jail is located in Pike County, Georgia and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody in Pike County Jail? This page tells you information about anything one might want to know about Pike County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Pike County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Pike County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give advice and information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help others would be welcome.
Pike County Jail
89 Jackson St.
Zebulon, GA 30295
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?
To see who is in jail at Pike County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate search.
The Pike County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Georgia
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Pike County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Pike County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may 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 from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.
Typically, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the Pike County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Pike County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For 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 these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- You have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out 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 there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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. Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Pike County Jail phone number is: 770-567-8431
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pike County Jail is:
Pike County Jail
89 Jackson St.
Zebulon, GA 30295
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Pike County Jail
89 Jackson St.
Zebulon, GA 30295
The mail policy at Pike County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the the Pike County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in Pike County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?
Pike County court records are public records. They include a file containing a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Pike County website, or by going to the Pike County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Pike County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Pike County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you can’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Pike County Courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if that person has had:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Pike County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pike County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Pike County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in the Pike County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Pike 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 Pike 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 funds to inmates might change, so be sure to double check the the Pike County Jail website when you send funds 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Pike County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pike 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 locked up at Pike County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.
Things you could put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Pike County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Pike County Jail Visitation
Pike County Jail Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Pike County Jail
Pike County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Pike County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Pike County Jail Send Money Procedure
Pike County Jail Employment