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Clarke County Jail Information
3015 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 92470
Phone Number: (706) 613-3270
The Clarke County Jail is located at 3015 Lexington Road in Athens, GA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about the Clarke County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Clarke County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and lots more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Clarke County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them? Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Clarke County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Clarke County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Clarke County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Clarke County Jail is made up of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you use the phone to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
Clarke County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the Clarke County Jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you call the official Clarke County Jail at (706) 613-3270 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
To visit someone at the Clarke County Jail you must be on their approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Clarke County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Clarke County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Clarke County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Clarke County Jail:
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 92470
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 92470
The mail policy at the Clarke County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Clarke County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Clarke County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Clarke County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Clarke County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to Clarke County Jail inmates are always changing, so be sure to double check the Clarke County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Clarke County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Clarke County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (706) 613-3270 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Clarke County Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Clarke County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (706) 613-3270
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Clarke County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone call rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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