Habersham County Detention Center is in Habersham County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody at Habersham County Detention Center? This guide gives you information about everything related to Habersham County Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Habersham County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Habersham County Detention Center
1000 Detention Drive
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Habersham County Detention Center you need to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Habersham County Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get info about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you should look here: Georgia County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshotes of Habersham County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the Habersham County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Habersham County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Habersham County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.
Typically, inmates in the Habersham County Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.
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 jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Habersham County Detention Center are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.
The Habersham County Detention Center phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Habersham County Detention Center:
Habersham County Detention Center
1000 Detention Drive
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Habersham County Detention Center
1000 Detention Drive
Clarkesville, GA 30523
The mail policy at Habersham County Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may 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 through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
To read more about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Habersham County
If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the Habersham County website, or by going to the Habersham County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their 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.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Habersham County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Habersham County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Habersham County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Habersham County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Habersham County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Habersham County Detention Center is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Habersham County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Habersham County 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 jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website when you send money to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Habersham County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Habersham County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.
Things you might want to write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find a person you met in jail? Write your message below.
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