Schley County Jail is located in Schley County, GA and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Schley County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Schley County Jail: Find an inmate at Schley County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Schley County Jail
P.O. Box 809
Ellaville, GA 31806
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?
To look up who is in jail at Schley County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate search.
The Schley County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you will want to look here, too: Georgia County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Schley County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the legal name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Schley County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.
Typically, prisoners at Schley County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Schley County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Schley County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Schley County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Schley County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Schley County Jail phone number is: 229-937-2101
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Schley County Jail:
Schley County Jail
P.O. Box 809
Ellaville, GA 31806
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Schley County Jail
P.O. Box 809
Ellaville, GA 31806
The inmate mail policy at Schley County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Schley County court records are public records. They have a file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Schley County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Schley County magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Schley County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Birth date.
- 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 should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Schley County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered 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 offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Schley County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Activities and programs
To search for driving histories, 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 search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.
Speak Your Mind
For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Schley County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Schley County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Schley County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Schley 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 Schley 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 Schley County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the the Schley County Jail website before you send any money.
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 Schley County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Schley 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.
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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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If so, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Links and Resources
Schley County Jail Visitation
Schley County Jail Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Schley County Jail
Schley County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Schley County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Schley County Jail
Schley County Jail Jobs