i've been doing research on "time served". after doing so i was lead to believe that once you've been sentenced and taking into custody, your time is being counted. but for some reason other individuals including probation officers have been saying that a person time doesnt count until they get shipped off. but how is that possible, and how can someone sit in jail for months and their time not count? a jail is a jail.
I can't speak for Georgia law but, as far as I know, every jurisdiction provides credit for time served, whether in "jail" or "prison." The only common exception is where the person has two or more sentences to serve from the same or different cases and the sentences are not being served concurrently (but rather are being served consecutively), in which case the person will be receiving credit for one sentence but not the other.