Roswell Detention Center is in Roswell (City), GA and is the jail for this county. Know somebody locked up in Roswell Detention Center? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Roswell Detention Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Roswell Detention Center
39 Hill Street
Roswell, GA 30075
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find out where they are?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Roswell Detention Center you should go to their website and perform an inmate search.
The Roswell Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Roswell Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the Roswell Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Roswell Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Roswell Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, 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.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to go out of town.
In most cases, prisoners in the Roswell Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Roswell Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Roswell Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Roswell Detention Center
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go, such as your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.
Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: 770-640-4130
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Roswell Detention Center:
Roswell Detention Center
39 Hill Street
Roswell, GA 30075
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Roswell Detention Center
39 Hill Street
Roswell, GA 30075
The Roswell Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so you should check the the Roswell Detention Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.
For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Roswell (City)
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Georgia State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept at the Roswell (City) Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get 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, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Roswell (City) jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Roswell (City) jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Roswell Detention Center.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Roswell (City), the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Roswell (City) Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Roswell Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Roswell Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Roswell Detention Center 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 funds to someone in jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Roswell Detention Center website before you send funds to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Roswell Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Roswell Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated in Roswell Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Roswell Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Links and Resources
Roswell Detention Center Visitation
Roswell Detention Center Jail Mail Link
Roswell Detention Center Inmate Search
Roswell Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
Roswell Detention Center Arrests
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Jobs at Roswell Detention Center