Thomas County Prison – Thomasville, GA

Thomas County Prison is in Thomas County, GA and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Know somebody locked up at Thomas County Prison? This page gives you about anything a person needs to know about Thomas County Prison,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Thomas County Prison
324 County Farm Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31757

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 is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Thomas County Prison you have to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Thomas County Prison Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Georgia Jails


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them at the Thomas County Prison. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the booking 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 taken off of the Thomas County Prison site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Thomas County Prison. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Thomas County

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Thomas County Prison frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official Thomas County Prison jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly 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 that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Thomas County Prison:

Thomas County Prison
324 County Farm Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31757

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Thomas County Prison
324 County Farm Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31757


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain 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 it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Thomas County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Georgia State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly 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. They have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court 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 for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Thomas County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Thomas County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if someone had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to leave a comment

    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Thomas County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    Thomas County Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Thomas County Prison is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Thomas County Prison, 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 Thomas County Prison 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 money to people in jail can change, so review the site before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Thomas County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Thomas County Prison, 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 Thomas County Prison

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Thomas County Prison

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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