Jack T. Bell Detention Center – Carrollton, GA

Jack T. Bell Detention Center is located in Carroll County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody in Jack T. Bell Detention Center? This site gives you information about anything related to Jack T. Bell Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Jack T. Bell Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Carroll County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jack T. Bell Detention Center
1000 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30116

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Jack T. Bell Detention Center you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Jack T. Bell Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Jack T. Bell Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Jack T. Bell Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Jack T. Bell Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, 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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should visit the official Jack T. Bell Detention Center jail site before you try to 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 . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Jack T. Bell Detention Center, use this address:

Jack T. Bell Detention Center
1000 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30116

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jack T. Bell Detention Center
1000 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30116


The inmate mail policy at Jack T. Bell Detention Center changes often, so be sure to visit the the Jack T. Bell Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Carroll County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to receive your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Carroll County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Carroll County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that 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 contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Carroll County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not discover if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Carroll County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    Carroll County Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Jack T. Bell Detention Center is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Jack T. Bell Detention Center, 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 Jack T. Bell 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Jack T. Bell Detention Center is likely to change, so be sure to review the site when 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jack T. Bell Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jack T. Bell 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.

    Apply for a Job at Jack T. Bell Detention Center

    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 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    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 an inmate at Jack T. Bell Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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