Greene County Jail – Greensboro, GA

Greene County Jail is located in Greene County, Georgia and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody locked up in Greene County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Greene County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Greene County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information


Greene County Jail
1201 S. Industrial Blvd.
Greensboro, GA 30642

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 or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Greene County Jail you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Greene County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Georgia


A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them at the Greene County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Greene County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records 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.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Greene County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.


Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must 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 how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Greene County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should review the official Greene County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Greene County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Greene County Jail
1201 S. Industrial Blvd.
Greensboro, GA 30642

Here is how you should address the letter:

Greene County Jail
1201 S. Industrial Blvd.
Greensboro, GA 30642

The inmate mail policy at Greene County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the the Greene County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call 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 criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records with the Greene County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at the Greene County Clerk of Court.


Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.


The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.


A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.


If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Greene County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Greene County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Greene County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, but 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. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • 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, you won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    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 call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

    Greene County Top Ten Most Wanted List:

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Greene County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Greene 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 Greene County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to Greene County Jail inmates is likely to change, so you should visit the site before you send any money.


    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.


    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.


    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.

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    Types of Jobs at Greene County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene 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.

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    • 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

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    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at Greene County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Greene County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities

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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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