If you are launching an inmate search in DeKalb County, GA through the Department of corrections, you will find out about offenders who are doing time in state correctional centers, half way houses and rehabilitation facilities. Through a prison inmate search, DeKalb County offenders as well as those from other parts of the state can be found since their charge is handed over to the DOC after sentencing.
However, a different approach is followed for inmates who are serving prison sentences that are only a few months long. Also, a separate provision has been made for those who are going through their criminal trial as well as suspects who have not been released on bail.
The county jails serve as the detention center for these inmates and you will need to initiate a DeKalb County jail inmate search through a different agency. The DOC only manages the working of state prisons; county jails are the responsibility of the sheriff's department, which has established a correctional wing for overseeing the functioning of these prisons.
If you are not sure where the subject is housed or the type of criminal charges brought against him and if he has been sentenced or not, it would help to start with a DeKalb County prison inmate search. For this, you can go to the office of the Georgia DOC at 300 Patrol Road Forsyth, GA 31029.
Calling the office is also an option and for this, you will have to dial 404-656-4661. To use their online inmate locator service, go to the website of the agency at http://www.dcor.state.ga.us. If you do not find the name of the person under investigation in the DOC's database, try the office of the sheriff next.
The law enforcement agency offers similar facilities for inmate lookups. Drive down to their office at 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 to launch your DeKalb County jail inmate search in person. Alternatively, give them a call on 404-298-8500 or fax in your inquiries to 404-298-8264. To use the inmate finder tool on their website, go to http://www.dekalbsheriff.org/web/public/indexV2.php