Butts County Jail

The Butts County Jail (aka the Butts County Detention Center) is located in Jackson, Georgia and is operated by the Butts 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 Butts County Detention Center is a pre-trial detention center, as well as the largest division at the Butts County Sheriff’s Office. The Detention Center consists of both male and female inmates. There are currently three female dorms with the capacity to house 36 female inmates, and twelve male dorms with the capacity to house 284 males. The maximum occupancy of the jail is 320 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Butts County, call the jail at 770-775-8216. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Friends and family can also use the free Butts County Sheriff's Office App. The app will allow you to check current jail inmates, see outstanding warrants, track sex offenders, track crime in the community, commend and/or file complaints on deputies, submit tips, and receive pertinent information that the Sheriff’s Office will provide to the Community.

To download it in the App Store, iPhone users can click here and Android users can click here.

Bonding someone out of the Butts 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 Butts County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

  • Cash 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 be refunded.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

For visiting information, call the Butts County Jail at 770-775-8216 and speak with Major Richard Gandee.

Physical Address

Butts County Jail
835 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA 30233

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/22XHbCQ8Q7uTG52i9

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Butts County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
835 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA 30233

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Butts 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 Butts County Jail 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 and phone calls. 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:

ATTN: Money Order- Inmate Name/ Inmate Number
Butts County Jail
835 Ernest Biles Drive

Jackson, GA 30233

  • Jail ATM Kiosk (Jail 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 JailATM.com Website.

Programs For Inmates

In 2013, the sheriff's department implemented the Inmate WorkForce at the Butts County Jail. In this program, inmates cook, clean, and complete any labor jobs around the jail facility and grounds. The inmate workforce is also used at other county locations such as Butts County Animal Control, Butts County Courthouse, and Jackson High School football field. 

Inmate workers are also used daily to clean the right-of-ways throughout Butts County. This specific work detail has collected TONS of trash from the roadways of Butts County, with zero cost to taxpayers.

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Careers at Butts County Jail

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