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Clayton County Jail Information
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-4413
The Clayton County Jail is located at 9157 Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro, GA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you info about everything related to the Clayton County Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Clayton County court records, and much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others would be welcome.
Clayton County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at the Clayton County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Clayton County Jail Inmate Search has information about individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information for anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Clayton County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Clayton County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First you will answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own 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 get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged that morning.
Clayton County Jail Visitation
Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Clayton County Jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Clayton County Jail can change, so it would be wise to call the jail at (770) 477-4413 before you 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|
Before you can visit someone at the Clayton County Jail you have to be on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Clayton County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Clayton County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Clayton 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Clayton County Jail, use this address:
Clayton County Jail
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clayton County Jail
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
The Clayton County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should review the official website before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Clayton 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 Clayton 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 think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Clayton County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings 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 Clayton County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Clayton County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to inmates at the Clayton County Jail might change, so double check the Clayton County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Clayton 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 Clayton County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (770) 477-4413 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 Clayton County Jail store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products like 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
The only phone calls that Clayton County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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 ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (770) 477-4413
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make are shared 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 Clayton County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring 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 calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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