Barrow County Jail

The Barrow County Jail (aka the Barrow County Detention Center) is located in Winder, Georgia and is operated by the Barrow County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adult males and females—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

The Detention Center is a 372-bed county jail that is primarily a holding facility for men and women charged with a criminal offense waiting for a court appearance and for persons already sentenced but waiting for a transfer to a state or federal facility. 

This facility also holds persons found guilty of certain misdemeanors and sentenced to one year or less. The Barrow County Detention Center does not hold juveniles, as they are transferred to a regional youth detention center in Gainesville. 

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Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Barrow County, click here or call 770-307-3080. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Barrow 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 Barrow 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. 

Post a bond online using your credit card at or call 1 (888) 726-6301.

  • Surety Bond

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

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.

Inmate Property

The following Items may be dropped off with the officer at the lobby desk for your inmate:

  • Three pairs of of WHITE briefs or boxers
  • Three pairs of WHITE socks
  • Three WHITE t-shirts
  • Three WHITE non-under wire bras for females
  • Three pair WHITE full-coverage panties for females
  • One Beige/White thermal top
  • One Beige/White thermal bottom
  • One pair of prescription eyeglasses
  • One soft eyeglass case
  • One soft bound Bible or other religious book

Book & Magazine Donations

Books and magazine donations are accepted seven days a week for the inmate library. No HARDBACK BOOKS are accepted, ONLY paperbacks

  • Books, Bibles, or magazines CAN NOT be donated for individual inmates. This is for the library program only.
  • All paperback Bibles are accepted for distribution for all inmates of the Detention Center. Religious books for other religions such as the Qur’an and the Tanakh, for example, are also accepted in paperback form.
  • Educational, Self-help, and Hispanic written books are accepted.
  • No books or magazines that contain any of the following will be allowed:
    • Nudity
    • Sex
    • How to manufacture or buy weapons
    • Any disparaging crimes non-fiction

If you have any questions about the book donation policy, call Detention Officer Kelsey Robinson @ 770-307-3080 X 3981. If he is not available you can reach Detention Officer Cassandra Newbold at ext. 3979.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting at the Barrow County Jail is conducted remotely through a video service provided by Securus Technologies. You must have a computer or smart phone, the internet, and a webcam to schedule your remote visitation from home. All visits are in 15 minute increments. 

Visiting Hours at the Barrow County Jail:

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
8:15 PM – 10:30 PM

Getting started is easy—simply visit the Securus website and click “Sign Up" or call Securus directly at 1-877-578-3658. Once your account is approved, you can immediately begin scheduling visiting remotely from home.

Physical Address

Barrow County Jail
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Barrow County Jail
Inmate Name and ID Number
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

All incoming inmate mail—with the exception of Legal Correspondence—must be on a plain, white postcard. The size of the postcard must be between 3 x 5 inches and 4 x 6 inches, and written in blue or black ink. Postcards must have a complete return name and address.

UNACCEPTABLE postcards will be returned to the sender. Types of unacceptable postcards include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Greeting cards, holiday cards, and birthday cards or colorful postcards
  • Defaced or altered postcards
  • Plastic or wrappings
  • Glued or taped material
  • Marked with paint, magic markers or crayons
  • Stickers or labels, including address labels
  • Watermarks or stains
  • Biohazards, including lipstick and perfumes
  • Sexually explicit language, pictures, and/or gestures
  • Oversized postcards
  • Postcards written in code

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Barrow 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 Barrow County Detention Center has a JailATM Kiosk in the lobby that accepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards. There is a $2.50 charge for all transactions, or you can visit and make a deposit into your inmate's account online.

ONLY MONEY ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED in the mail for deposits into an inmate account at the Barrow County Jail. If a letter or photograph is contained in the envelope, all contents except the money order will be returned to the sender. 

Money orders are accepted through the mail ONLY, and can't be dropped off at the jail lobby. Write the inmate’s name and ID number on the money orders.

Send the money order to:
Barrow County Jail
Inmate Name and ID Number
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

Programs For Inmates

An inmate work detail is operated from the Barrow County Jail to perform litter control along county and state roads and landscape duties at certain county facilities.

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Careers at Barrow County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Barrow County Jail, click here

As a Detention Officer, you can start your career with the Sheriff's Office by making $38,311 annually. There is no prior experience needed to be hired as a Detention Officer.

Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Disability Insurance
  • 401a Retirement Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Leave (sick and vacation leave)
  • Opportunities for Advancement within the Agency

Minimum Requirements 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Honorable discharge (if served in the military)
  • Able to work any shift, weekends, and holidays
  • Successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and medical screening
Applications can be picked up at 233 East Broad Street, Winder, Georgia, 30680 or you can download the application by clicking here. You also have the option of applying online.