Ben Hill County Jail

The Ben Hill County Jail (aka the Ben Hill County Detention Center)  is located in Fitzgerald, Georgia and is operated by the Ben Hill 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. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Ben Hill County, click here or call (229) 426-5160. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Ben Hill 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 Ben Hill 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, the money will be forfeited. 

To sign a cash bond you must bring a photo identification card and enough cash to cover the bond. The sheriff's office only accepts paper money (no change allowed). The entire amount of the cash bond must be paid before the inmate is released. 

  • Surety Bond
When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will be required to pay a fee (equal to 15 percent of the bond amount) that will not berefunded.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visits are non-contact and take place at the jail. Visitation days and times at the Ben Hill County Jail are determined by the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

Males: Saturday
A-M: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
N-Z: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Females: Sunday
All: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Visitors should call ahead on the day they plan to visit to ensure visitation has not been canceled.

Visitation Rules

Inmates are allowed 30 minutes of visitation each week. This can be divided among the maximum of four visitors, but no more than one visitor per inmate is allowed in the visitation area at a time. 

Noise must be held to a minimum to allow other visitors to hear on the phones. Anyone violating the rules will be escorted from the detention center. 

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the visitation area. No child can be left unattended in the lobby.

All visitors are subject to approval by the Jail Administrator. No one will be allowed to visit an inmate that is not on the approved visitation list.

Visitors are required to present a valid photo ID. Examples include: Valid Passport, Driver’s License, State Issued Identification Card, Military ID Card, or any verifiable ID Card Issued by a Governmental Agency. 

Examples of non-approved ID cards include (but are not limited to): Employee ID Card, Check cashing card, Governmental ID Card without a photograph, etc. Visitors who cannot present an approved ID card will not be allowed to visit. 

A child over 12 and under 17 can be admitted with a valid birth certificate if listed on the inmate’s visitation list.

Anyone visiting an inmate at the Ben Hill County Detention Center is subject to search. Persons found bringing or attempting to bring contraband across the guard line will be prosecuted according to state laws.

Physical Address

Ben Hill County Jail
255 Appomattox Rd
Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(229) 426-5160
(229) 426-5161

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Ben Hill County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
255 Appomattox Rd
Fitzgerald, GA 31750

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Ben Hill 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

All inmates at the Ben Hill County Detention Center are set up with an inmate cash account when they are booked into the facility. This account is used by the inmate to purchase commissary items, phone calls, and emails. 

The jail accepts cash, credit card, debit card, and money orders for fund deposits on an inmate's account. NO personal or payroll checks are accepted. 

There are three ways to deposit money:

  • Money Order

Must be mailed directly to the jail and include the Sender's Full Legal Name and Home Address. Mail the money order to the following address:

Ben Hill County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
255 Appomattox Rd
Fitzgerald, GA 31750

  • Jail ATM Kiosk (Detention Center Lobby)

Cash, credit card or debit card can be brought to the jail and deposited on an inmate's account using the Jail ATM Kiosk machine, located in the bonding/visitation lobby at the Detention Center. A service fee does apply.

  • Online

You can create an account and make a deposit to an inmate account by going to the Website.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Ben Hill County Jail

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