Webster County Jail – Preston, GA

Webster County Jail is located in Webster County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Webster County Jail? This page will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Webster County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Webster County Jail intake procedures. Webster County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Webster County Jail
175 Montgomery St.
Preston, GA 31824

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 229-828-7503
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Webster County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Webster County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Webster County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Webster County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending 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 are required not to leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Webster County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Webster County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Webster County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to is you must answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Webster County Jail change often, so you should check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 229-828-7503

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Webster County Jail is:

Webster County Jail
175 Montgomery St.
Preston, GA 31824

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Webster County Jail
175 Montgomery St.
Preston, GA 31824


The mail policy changes, so visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Webster County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, 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 they have had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you call the Webster County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Webster County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Webster County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Webster 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 Webster 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 money to someone in jail is always changing, so check the official Webster County Jail site before you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Webster County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webster 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 Webster County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Send a message to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Webster County Jail Website
    Webster County Jail Inmate Search
    View Webster County Jail Mugshots
    Webster County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Webster County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Webster County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Webster County Jail
    Webster County Warrant Inquiry
    Webster County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Webster County Jail
    Webster County Jail Employment


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