Fannin County Jail

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Fannin County Jail Information

The Fannin County Jail is a 95 bed jail in the city of Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Georgia State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 706-632-2045, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Fannin County Jail at 706-632-2045 to get it.

Phone: 706-632-2045

Physical Address:
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8544

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Fannin County Jail
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8544

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Fannin County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Fannin County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 706-632-2045 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an Fannin County offender's Criminal Court Case online.

Fannin County Jail Inmate Search

The Fannin County Jail maintains an average of 95 offenders in custody on any given day. The Fannin County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Fannin County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 4,460 offenders.

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About the Fannin County Jail
The Fannin County Jail in Georgia has a capacity of 135 male inmates. It is supervised by 148 staff members and has an average monthly booking rate of 100. The facility has been operational since 1986 and boasts of about 1184 bookings yearly. It is staffed by 16 Detention Officers that provide security for the inmates. The Fannin County Adult Detention Center is located at 645 West First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. The phone number for the Sheriff's Office is 706-632-2045. Visitation hours at the Fannin County Jail in Georgia are Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, with a break from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. On Saturdays, visitation is allowed between 9:00am and 9:30am and 1:00pm and 1:30pm for females, while males in dorms can visit between 9:00am and 9:30am. Remote video visitation is also available for inmates. Inmates are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week which must be scheduled in advance. The Fannin County Sheriff's Office operates a detention center that provides humane treatment for persons convicted of violating the Georgia Code and for persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors. The facility has visitation hours, rules, and dress codes. There are some reports of issues with management at the jail, but it is unclear if these issues affect inmate conditions. In 2009, the jail was nearing completion and was expected to have 432 beds. There is no information in the search results that suggests Fannin County Jail in Georgia is unique. It provides humane treatment for persons convicted of violating the Georgia Code and for persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors. Inmates are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. The jail is the main jail in Fannin County, Georgia. A privately run jail opened in Fannin County in 2009, but it is unclear if this was the same facility as the current one.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Fannin County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Fannin County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 706-632-2045.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Fannin County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Fannin County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Fannin County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Fannin County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Fannin County and other Georgia and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Fannin County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Fannin County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Fannin County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Register for Remote Video Visitation with your inmate at the Fannin County Jail by going here.


Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visists and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
For help with signing up and using the inmate visitation app, go here to get your questions answered.
Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Fannin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
You Can Send Money
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.
You Can Send Gift Packs
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

You Can Email Inmate
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail?

Register for Remote Video Visitation with your inmate at the Fannin County Jail by going here.


Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
For help with signing up and using the inmate visitation app, go here to get your questions answered.
Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Fannin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
You Can Send Money
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.
You Can Send Gift Packs
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

You Can Email Inmate
Fannin County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.

Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail?

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Fannin County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Fannin County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
645 West First Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8544


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Fannin County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Fannin County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Fannin County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Georgia, then choose Fannin County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Fannin County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Fannin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Fannin County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Fannin County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Fannin County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Fannin County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Fannin County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail, and what can I purchase?

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Fannin County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Fannin County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Fannin County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Fannin County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Gift Packs

Fannin County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Fannin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Fannin County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Georgia, then choose Fannin County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Fannin County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Fannin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Fannin County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Fannin County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Since Fannin County Jail contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling this jail's account.


Depending on the facility, inmates can either view messages from you by:

  • Viewing it on a device at the jail,
  • Viewing it on a Kiosk in their unit,
  • Print it out, and/or
  • Respond electronically.

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Fannin County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Fannin County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Fannin County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Fannin County Jail.
- Over the phone by calling 877-810-0914.

How much does it cost to send and receive messages?
Rates to send messages vary and are subject to change.
The typical cost is $1.00 per message, plus $1.00 per photo and $3.00 per 30 second video when available.
Step 1 - Sign in or create an account to find your facility.
Step 2 - Fund Account

NOTE: By turning on messaging, you will fund your account with $5.00 and authorize Prodigy / Jail ATM to charge your payment method for the same amount if you send a message or receive a collect message and do not have enough money.

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Fannin County Jail?

To send messages to a Fannin County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Fannin County Jail contracts with JailATM / Prodigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Fannin County Jail account.
 
Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Fannin County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Fannin County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Fannin County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Fannin County Jail.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Fannin County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Fannin County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Fannin County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 706-632-2045 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Fannin County

What are the other City and County Jails in Fannin County?

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Fannin County?

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