Gregg County Jail – Longview, TX

Gregg County Jail is in Gregg County, TX and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at Gregg County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Gregg County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Gregg County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information


Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 903-236-1755
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Gregg County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gregg County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you will want to check the other Texas county jails in our Texas County Jail Guide: Texas County Jails Directory


A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Gregg County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Gregg County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would 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 removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners in the Gregg County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.


Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Gregg County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gregg County

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is 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. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Gregg County Jail phone number is: 903-236-1755

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gregg County Jail is:

Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601

Here is how you should address the letter:

Gregg County Jail
101 E. Methvin, Suite 559
Longview, TX 75601

The Gregg County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to check the the Gregg County Jail website when you send a letter.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Gregg County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at the Gregg County Clerk of Court.


Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.


A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.


A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the 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 can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.


After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. 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 required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Gregg County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gregg County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Gregg County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Gregg 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 Gregg 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 jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official Gregg County Jail site before you send funds 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.

    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.


    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 Gregg County Jail

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


    • 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.

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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 of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Gregg County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities

    Write a review about Gregg County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. I was in GC jail for 72 days. The main issue during that time was their refusal to give me commissary rights. I could not buy anything- not even hygiene! The commissary lady had lied about our discussion and even though everyone in the cell agreed with my version, she would not let me buy anything! I finally went to court. Trial was at 830 am, My probation was reinstated and court was over by 915 am. with the Judge saying I was free to go home. However, I was held in the “tank” in handcuffs and shackles until 6pm, and even then not released. I was taken back to my cell across the street. Cuffs and shackles were removed upon entering the building and was strip searched before being returned to my cell. During my hearing, my cell had been changed and they made me pack up all my stuff and move to a NEW CELL! I had to stay there until dinner trays were passed out and picked up and then wait until prisoners were counted. I finally got to go home at 830PM, some 12 hours after the Judge had released me. It is the most inefficiently run facility anyone could imagine.

    • i FEEL YOU GIRL! Nobody should ever be denied the right to items from commissary regarding there hygiene. If they aren’t gonna make sure your healthy and clean they need to give you the right to keep yourself that way. I luckily don’t have the experience myself but my sister is in right now and is having a horrible experience. She is a good girl and doesn’t deserve to be there in the first place, but to be denied the right to underwear when she has her period is beyond fucking disgusting and nobody deserved to be treated that way. And disagree with you Leah!! nobody said the jail should be a club med, but all human beings are entitled to certain rights whether they made a mistake or not! and remember a lot of people in the jail are not even convicted of a crime yet like my sister and are treated like dirty animals with no rights! They can be completely innocent and treated this way. And yes I agree with you PAM it is bullshit they release you 12 hours after the judge said you were free to go. In my opinion you just just be free to go when they say that, but its procedure and its the same at every jail. The guards are all slow and take there time even more you complain so the best thing is not to say a word and they will get you out as quick as they will.

  2. I just happened across this site today looking for information about a relative that decided to get behind the wheel and recieved a DWI the other night and is an inmate at the Gregg County Jail. This is unfortunately, not his first visit. I can’t say that I am sorry about the living conditions, the food, the other inmates harrassment, being lied to from the staff, ect…In my opinion, you are in jail for a reason. Bottom line, jails, prisons, and other facilities that house people because they have broken a law, is not supposed to be a club med. If some people would just think before they act, we would not need these facilities. I have worked since I was 16 years old and I learned early in life that there are consequences for everything you do wrong. It makes me angry when I see all of the taxes taken out of my and every other working person’s paychecks to pay for room and board for the ones that break the law. Cry me a river that you had to stay longer that you were told. What is a few more hours compaired to the 72 days that you had already served? If you want to P and M about the problem after spending that much time behind bars, then I assume your stay was rather nice. If the Gregg County Jail is so badly run, then that should give you a BIG reason to avoid being put back in. Sorry, no sympathy here…..

    • jenny mckinney says:

      everybody dont have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing, I have a son that is perfect, and two that are not. they have drinking and drug isues,my perfect son( like you) does great, the other two,are in jail a lot. jail is not the place for them,it is costing to much for us taxpayers, and not helping them,they now have a record and cant get jobs. or rent a place. they learn things in jail that nobody should know.what do you suggest now, that they stay in jail and have us to pay for them the rest of our lives,or get help,what kind of help. or maybe you would like them to be killed, you need to go a little further with your opinion, if any of these people were your close family , you would be differant, you people that live in your perfect little world makes me sick,you THINK you would be tough but I was one of you,now I know better and a better person for finding out , jenny mckinney

    • Hilarie White says:

      This is to Leaha who commented on 2/3/2013: Yes, people who break the law should be punished and in most cases they eventualy end up spending time in jail or prison. But even as an inmate you still have and are entitled to your rights, which are limited ofcourse. On this site it gives brief descriptions of “Life in Jail/ Daily Life in Jail” and they are refering to Gregg County Jail. I am sorry to say that I have been in this jail and I agree that jail is NOT suppose to be a club med as you said but when you are an inmate in Gregg County Jail it states that if you are on prescription medications (under care of a doctor/clinic) that you will be able to continue taking your prescriptions. That isnt true. I was on prescription medications and was not allowed to take them. So I started to have severe withdrawl symptoms from not having my prescribed meds. You can have servere withdrwals from all types of medications and it could result in you looseing your life. In fact it happened to a girl not long ago and it could have been avoided. I can understand why they wont give certain medications (narcotics) but they should do everything in their power to see that an inmate is medicaly treated in these cases so that inmates dont die. This is not the only case either. Not asking for club med just asking to stay alive in Gregg County Jail. I would love to hear what you have to say Leaha???

    • Jennifer says:

      Love it Leaha. Love everything about it. You are so right. It ticks me off that people actually want to complain about their living conditions in jail….Uhh….That’s kind of the point guys. Then you guys have the nerve to complain about the food? I almost want to laugh! Seriously? I mean…Really? What did you expect? Your mom to come into the jail kitchen and cook for you? Here’s an idea to avoid it ALL—- Don’t f&(k up and you don’t go in. Pretty simple. Don’t say its not, I’ve never been in jail and I’m 34. My brother is in jail now for the ump-tenth time and as much as I love him, even he understands it’s suppose to suck, he understands he’s there because he did something wrong, he understands that he’s going to be hungry and cold. He has a drug problem that lands him back in over and over. I feel sorry for the addiction part of it, because everytime he lands back in, is usually related to that. I feel worse about him being in there going through withdrawls than the fact he’s in jail itself.

    • Annimaniac says:

      I understand in the original posters case, she was there after being found guilty of something or taking a plea. But what most people never think of when berating the people incarcerated, or commenting that jail should not be a “vacation” is that in a county jail, more than half the people incarcerated at any given time have not been found guilty of ANYTHING.
      Most inmates in a county jail have either been arrested and are awaiting bond, or have been arrested, had charges filed and cannot make bond. Either way, they are innocent until proven guilty but still sitting in jail. Why should these people be subjected to unsanitary conditions? Or not be allowed to see the sun for the 6 months or more it takes for them to go to trial?

    • To you and other people with no sympathy…..shame on you! Everyone makes mistakes, we are all human. It doesn’t mean that prisoners need to be treated like animals! How are they suppose to come out of prison being better people when they aren’t treated as such. Just because you’ve been such a ” perfect person” all your life, doesn’t mean you couldn’t be falsely accused of a crime and end up there yourself. That would be Kharma. There are innocent people in there as well. No one says it’s got to be a country club setting, but humane conditions should be set in place. They should also be more careful in picking their guards too! Most of them are corrupt and barbaric. They lie to get inmates in trouble because they’re on a power trip. That’s what’s wrong with this damn country. Instead of people wanting to rehabilitate and help others, their too busy worrying about themselves. Positive gets positive and negative gets negative.. There are lots of good people that just did a bad thing. They didn’t ask to be that way and there are a multitude of reasons why people do what they do. And I agree that there are just plain old evil people in the world. Unfortunately they aren’t all in jail!

  3. You know im so sick of people talking about my taxvdollars this and my tax dollars that. Just because people go to jail doesnt mean that they are bad people. You might have been working since you were 16 but if you say you’ve never done anything illegal, you are a liar. Actually your taxdollars are paying for the corrupt politicians that run this country. The state gets $36,000 a year to house an inmate for a minimum of 61 days. Tell you what…..keep your tax dollars (which isnt really paying for anything when you collect that big fat tax check of youts cuz im sure you have never frauded the i.r.s in some way, shape or form) and keep ur stupid money and we will let all of the murderers,rapists,and pedophiles out since your selfish tax dollars are too good to actually keep real criminals in jail. Then you can bitch about how the officers of the law dont do their job. I bet if someone murdered ur mother u would be happy to put ur measly tax dollars into justice. I would be pissed too if a judge told me i was free to leave and i was forced to stay. I would be pissed if i wasnt allowed soap to wash my ass and hair. They are still people, not animals. You just haven’t been caught and the day you do get caught for something you may not have even done then you will know how it feels to be treated like an animal.

  4. Mr. & MRS James S. says:

    We know this , my friend has written me of some horrifying things , yes they treat human beings like animals, I would not even stand for the treatment of my animals in that manner . I think inmates should be treated right , you know the name of the court house game (money walks bullshit talks ) when you don’t have money , they will let you sit till the cows come home or wait until their time frame at the last minute is up to so they can’t be sued ! And jes their are many poor souls sitting there that are not guilty ! You got that one right buddy ! And yes the people that put persons in jail many of them commit very high federal crimes them A fine example Pa.3 strike hit .shoplift to eat , or to brush your teeth 123 to the state pen, under $ 100.00 more like $5.00 or $10.00 or even $1.00 single item from a dollar tree ! The judges & law makers should just stop , if it were their daughter they would sweep it right under the carpet , I grew up as a fourtanet one , trust me I know first hand .

  5. April T&rns says:

    I believe that we need to stop using the prison system as a dumping ground for people with the disease of mental illness. Stop mass incarceration! We don’t incarcerate people for having heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.
    However, if you have mental illness, which is a disease and can be linked to being hereditary, you or a loved one may find themselves in the prison system and simply cast away. Why is mental illness being treated differently than any other illness? Not everyone who becomes incarcerated is bad. I cannot believe that a mentally ill person who may be simply a threat to themselves but never having been violent toward anyone else deserves to be put in prison and treated the same as a rapist or murderer. The guards are disrespectful. Often female inmates are referred to as “bitches” or “whores.” How do they think this is setting the stage for a depressed or suicidal individual to begin building any level of self esteem? Forget about getting psychiatric or medical help in prison – at least at the county level. This is a huge misconception and a bunch of bull fed to the public. There is no mental health help in prison. Minimal at best. You may wait months to just get an evaluation let alone treatment. Medical treatment is not much better. There is so much pain and suffering from a physical standpoint. Inmates with mental health and medical issues are bottom of the barrel and end up being released in worse condition than before they entered the prison. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? The poor stay in jail and end up taking plea bargains just to get out of jail and try to salvage whatever may be left of their outside life if there is anything to salvage at all. People with money can post bail, get out, hire good lawyers, fight their case from the street and have a good chance of beating the charge(s). Most mentally ill people are poor. Thus, this renders them victim to a criminal justice system that really serves no justice at all by criminalizing them. They are sick and need help. We need alternative placement for non-violent, mentally ill individuals who may find themselves regretfully, in the prison system. Good luck putting your life back together when you do get out. It’s next to impossible and there are very few community resources that will really help. Some claim to but in the end it usually turns out to be some way for the foundation or program to get insurance money or receive grants from the state or federal government without providing the service they advertise. I should know. I have experienced first hand everything I have commented on. I did not know I was bipolar until I was 43 years old and was suicidal. Prison made it worse. In the end, until I was released from prison, I had 2 individuals commit crimes and theft of all my personal property down to my clothing while I was locked up. Now the program that is supposed to be helping me with housing, clothing, fighting for my SSI, and providing me therapy is not providing the services I was promised. I want to be well and I want my life back. Nobody wants to come to terms with being mentally ill…but this is what I am dealing with. I never want to go to jail again but I do want help and treatment. Not all people in prison are bad. If you work in a prison stop treating people with disrespect and treat them the way you want to be treated. That person may just be sick. Stop clumping all inmates into the same category as violent offenders. God Bless all of you who support the mentally ill or who have loved ones who are sick and have been through the system.

  6. I was an inmate for a pi and when asked if I was suicidal (which I wasn’t and am not) the jailer decided to put me in suiccide watch. That is living hell. You have no clothes and are freezing while being isolated. When I was booked in I received a jump suit. When I returned to my Isolation cell I jokingly asked to keep my clothes on. Without hesitation I was tased and the clothes were ripped off of me. That’s how you are treated. The jailers want to feel powerful so who better to bully than somebody that’s defenseless! To wrap it up last i heard there are 3 lawsuits against gregg county and they probably will not be won but at least somebody is standing up to say that even though a good person makes a mistake he needs to be punished for he doesn’t need to be taught “a lesson” by the jailers. We all make mistakes and we are all people so why cause harm to somebody just to do it? I’d like a jailer to answer that.

  7. My story is to long to post but what I want to know is when is the state of Georgia going to wake up. It is a 3rd world state with laws from the 1800’s. Get a grip people. They are giving punishments that do not fit the crimes. Yes taxpayers are paying thru the nose. Politicians I believe are lining there pockets. People with a DUI throw them in jail, owe child support throw them on jail, spit on the sidewalk throw them in jail. Did you ever here of an APPEARANCE TICKET. Ga is out for money. $175,000 fines & court fees Where in God’s name are these people going to find jobs to pay this. You take driver’s license’s away & lock them up. Don’t you think if they were out working it would be paid. Because a person got a DWI that don’t have him a drunk but pay those fines. Crime rate up so high & overcrowding in prisons does not say a whole lot about Ga. It is also pick & choice for the police, DA’s & judges. Police say give 3 & your free, nice policy. It sucks. Officials are rude especially when you are poor. There is so much I would love to write about the North Ga. I am gathering up all important info and I am thinking that it should be made public. I am a Mother fighting for her child’s life & I would love to try to help the mother’s and family members to see what this state is doing to good people. You taxpayers to keep shelling out 55,000.00 plus medical good deal, beats paying 10,000.00 a year for a rehab. Now who is not thinking? Thank you for letting me vent.

  8. I agree completely. I’m glad to see some people actually search for sites such as this one to make complaints. The prison system is profiting off of non violent drug offenders and also many other inmates. Most of the in,ages could be productive members of society if the government or the 2% elite would start building rehab centers, after care housing (after rehabs) and providing jobs after the after care. It works in Britain. Their crime rate and addiction rate is coming down greatly because of their government SAVING money by this concept instead of building more and more and more prisons for people who don’t even belong there. Who do they really think they are. I can understand locking up a violent person. But, not an addict, not someone for not paying a traffic ticket, etc. The 2 % elite are behind all the prisons and the profit being made off the non violent prisoners. If people would dare research, they would see how many people jailed are non violent offenders. If they took those inmates out and put a little effort into helping those in need, usually the poor, then the same cycle wouldn’t keep repeating itself over and over and over. It’s sickening.

  9. I miss you Jon B.hope to see you soon.stay out of trouble so you can get out!!!

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