|Detention Division FAQ & Important Phone Numbers|
Detention Division Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I post a bond?
The following Bond Types are acceptable for inmates in the Barrow County Detention Center:
Barrow County Property Bond:
A person can use the equity in their home as bond. The inmate being bonded can not be an owner of the property being put up as bond. All persons named as owners on the property must be present and have proper identification. The equity in the home must meet or exceed the entire amount of the bond.**For bond amounts over $12,000 proof of equity must be provided, this can be obtained from your mortgage company. The property must be current on property tax payment.
Transfer Property Bond from another County:
A person(s) may use property they own in another county to post bond. Contact the Sheriff's Ofice in the county in which the property is owned for information on their requirements for obtaining a transfer bond. You will be given a sealed envelope, DO NOT OPEN, bring it to the Barrow County Detention Center.
Cash in the exact amount of the bond amount may be used to bond the inmate out.
Cash Bond On-Line:
Post a bond using your credit card.
www.cashbondonline.com or 1 (888) 726-6301
Bonding Company or Bondsman:
There is a list of approved bonding companies posted in the lobby of the detention center, their contact information can also be found in Barrow County and Winder phone books. Bondsman typically charge a percentage of the total bond amount as their fee. Bonding companies are private businesses, choose any company you like from the approved list and consult them on the requirements for them posting a bond.
******A Bonding Fee of $20.00 for the first five charges and $5.00 for each additional charge is required regardless of the method you choose to post bond*******
When is an inmate scheduled for release?
Exact release dates are not made public information for several reasons, the most common are listed below:
In most cases the inmate will be allowed to make a phone call to arrange transportation after being released.
When is an inmate scheduled for court?
Contacting the inmates' attorney is the best way to find out when an inmate will be going to court.
Court dates are set by the court of jurisdiction over the charges ( Auburn City, Statham City, Winder City, Magistrate, Probate, Superior) For example: A Magistrate charge would be handled by the Magistrate Judge and the court date would be set by Magistrate Court.
Probation or Parole Violation are settled in a variety of ways, questions about court dates for an inmate whose only charge is a Violation of Probation or Parole should be directed to the inmate's Probation or Parole Officer.
Can an inmate receive time off of their sentence? ( "Good time" or "2 for 1" )
It is important to understand that any reduction in sentence or early release is a privilege and not a right.
Inmates who become inmate workers are most likely to receive this reduction to their sentence. There are many factors that determine if an inmate is even eligible for good time. The most common factors which would prevent a reduction in sentence, regardless of inmate status, are as follows:
§ 42-4-7. Maintenance of inmate record by sheriff; earned time allowances
Items that may be brought to an inmate, may be dropped off to the officer at the lobby desk:
How can I put money on an inmate account to be used for commissary?
Important Phone Numbers
Public Defender's Office 770 307-3006
State Probation Office 678 963-7020
Sentinel Offender Services 770 307-1020
Winder City Probation 678 425-6878
Providence Probation 770 868-1973
Jefferson Parole Office 706 367-3150
Child Support 770 868-4180
D.F.A.C.S. 770 868-4222
Juvenile Justice 770 868-4010
Magistrate Court 770 307-3150
Probate Court 770 307-3045
Superior Court Clerk 770 307-3035
District Attorney's Office 770 307-3040
Winder Police Department 770 867-2156
Statham City Police 770 725-5992
Auburn Police Department 770 513-8657
County Government Main Line 770 307-3000