Athens-Clarke County Jail

The Athens-Clarke County Jail is located in Athens, Georgia and is operated by the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Department. This facility houses male Georgia state inmates, as well as adults and juveniles who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Athens-Clarke County, click here or click here, call 706-613-3400. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

Bonding someone out of the Athens-Clarke County Jail

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. A bond can be paid with or without a bail bond agent. 

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Athens-Clarke County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

  • Cash/Property Bond

When you pay a cash bond, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict rendered. If the arrestee fails to appear or is found guilty, the money will be forfeited. 

Please note that cash bonds and property bonds require money orders—no cash, checks, or debit/credit cards. The stores located in Pearson that sell money orders close around midnight.

Property bonds require a valid photo ID and a $20 money order per bond. Property value (land value) must be double that of bond amount. (example: $200 cash bond would require property worth $400)

  • Surety Bond

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund. Surety bonds in Athens-Clarke County are only accepted from registered bail agents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Offender visitation at the Athens-Clarke County Jail is held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitation is also held on approved Athens-Clarke County holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Only individuals on the offender’s approved visitation list are permitted to visit. Visitation lists are updated in May and November of each year. For additional visiting information, you may contact the counselor—who approves all visitors—at 706-613-3400.

Visiting Rules

Any visitor violating any rules will be asked to leave the property. All activities during visitation are recorded by electronic equipment.

  • No weapons, drugs, or contraband are allowed. 
  • All visitors must be on an offender’s approved visitation list. Anyone not on the list will not be allowed to visit.
  • All visitors are subject to search at any time.
  • All personal property is to be left in the visitor's vehicle.
  • No food, drinks, or tobacco products may be brought in during visitation.
  • No cell phones, cameras, or electronic recording equipment are allowed.
  • All visitors must sign in using a picture ID prior to visiting an offender.
  • No more than four visitors per offender are allowed at one time.
  • Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Money orders will not be accepted at visitation. All money orders must be mailed. 

Dress Code

  • All clothing must be worn appropriately.
  • No shorts allowed (except for children 12 years of age and younger).
  • Dresses must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • Proper undergarments must be worn at all times.
  • No sleeveless dresses.
  • No halter tops, tube tops, sleeveless tops, midriff tops, tank tops, or see-through clothing.

Physical Address

Athens-Clarke County Jail
2825 County Farm Rd.
Athens, GA 30601

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and GDC Number
Athens-Clarke County Jail
2825 County Farm Rd.
Athens, GA 30601


Packages with specific items can be sent to an offender with prior approval. The approval form that you receive from the jail must be returned with the package. For additional information, you may contact the administrative officer at 706-613-3400.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Athens-Clarke County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area daily. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

The only way to send money to an inmate at the Athens-Clarke County Jail is to mail in a money order (no personal checks). Send the money order to: 

Athens-Clarke County Corrections
Offender’s Name, Offender’s GDC Number
2825 County Farm Rd.
Athens, GA 30605

Money orders must include the offender’s name and ID number.

Programs For Inmates

The Diversion Center

The Diversion Center is designed to house non-violent offenders who have been sentenced to a work-release program and who do not have to be housed in the main jail complex. This facility also operates as a Transition Center welcoming the community's returning citizens who are completing their Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) sentences. 

The Diversion and Transition Center helps inmates with employment stability, economic independence, and self-sufficiency before their release. The goal is to give these inmates the foundational tools that will increase their chances of long-term success while reducing their likelihood of recidivism.

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Careers at Athens-Clarke County Jail

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