Douglas County Jail – Douglasville, GA

Douglas County Jail is in Douglas County, Georgia and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone in jail at Douglas County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might want to know about Douglas County Jail: Find an inmate at Douglas County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Douglas County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Jail
6840 West Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Douglas County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Douglas County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Georgia jails: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Douglas County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Douglas County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Douglas County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Douglas County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Douglas County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Douglas County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that might help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply 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 discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Douglas County Jail change often, so you should double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Douglas County Jail
6840 West Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Jail
6840 West Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134


The inmate mail policy at Douglas County Jail changes, so be sure to check the the Douglas County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in Douglas County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Douglas County

Public Defender

If you 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, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Douglas County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Douglas County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should visit the Douglas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Douglas County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Douglas 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 Douglas 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 inmates at Douglas County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Douglas County Jail site before you send money to an inmate 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 Douglas County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • 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

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Douglas County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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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? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Douglas County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Douglas County Jail

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  1. Amy says:

    I love you Ron!!! xoxo

  2. Mary says:

    Douglas county jail only feeds inmates breakfest and dinner unless you are a trustee. The jail store is good to use if you or your family member is in jail that way they can eat lunch if they are not a trustee

  3. Brittney says:

    Only two meals a day and it’s so terrible that I lost 40 pounds and I was there less than three weeks. If you have a loved one incarcerated here know that they aren’t exaggerating when they say that they need money on their books bc without a little money for real food you will waste away

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