Charlton County Jail – Folkston, GA

Charlton County Jail is in Charlton County, GA and is the jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody at Charlton County Jail? This page gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Charlton County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Charlton County Jail
1548 Third Street
Folkston, GA 31537

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Charlton County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Charlton County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Charlton County Jail prisoners are on the Charlton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Charlton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Charlton County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you miss 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Charlton County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, 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 don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must 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, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Charlton County Jail:

Charlton County Jail
1548 Third Street
Folkston, GA 31537

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Charlton County Jail
1548 Third Street
Folkston, GA 31537


The mail policy at Charlton County Jail changes frequently, so review the the Charlton County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. 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 locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Charlton County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Charlton County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Charlton County court magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just query the Charlton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Charlton County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Charlton County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Charlton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Charlton County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Charlton County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Charlton County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have 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 Charlton 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 Charlton 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail changes, so be sure to check the official Charlton County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Charlton County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Charlton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Charlton County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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