Carroll County Jail

The Carroll County Jail—aka the Jack T. Bell Detention Center—is located in Carrollton, Georgia and is operated by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. 

This jail houses adult male and female pre-trial inmates—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement, as well as those sentenced for Carroll County State Court. 

Jail History

In October, 1979, a new jail facility was designed and built to house 85 inmates. As the population of Carroll County grew, so did the number of inmates at the jail. By the late 1990's, the population had grown to over 300 inmates daily. Due to this increase, the Carroll County Jail transitioned into a newly-built facility in 2001, the Jack T. Bell Detention Center. 

This new jail was designed to house 597 inmates, and the existing jail was converted into an 85-bed capacity female housing unit. In 2006, forty-eight additional beds were installed on the maximum security level of the male housing unit. Currently, the total inmate capacity for both facilities combined is 645.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Carroll County, click here, or call the jail at (770) 830-5888. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Carroll 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 Carroll 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 at the Carroll County Jail, call (770) 830-5888. All visitors must register with the Visitation Officer in the jail lobby and remain in the lobby until the inmate's name is called.

Physical Address

Carroll County Jail
1000 Newnan Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30116

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General Phone Number

(770) 830-5888

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Carroll County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
1000 Newnan Road
Carrollton, Georgia 30116

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Carroll 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. 

Telephones are provided in each cell block of the Carroll County Jail for collect calls only. Three-way calling is not permitted. Any attempt at three-way calling will result in a block being placed on that number. 

If you have a problem with the inmate telephone system, please contact Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591.

If you do not wish to accept a call, listen for the voice message options. Select option 2 if you do want to accept the collect call. If you wish to have your telephone number restricted from all calls, select option 6.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Carroll 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. The money order must come from a local Carroll County bank or the United States Post Office. Mail the money order to:

ATTN: Money Order- Inmate Name/ Inmate Number
Carroll County Jail
1000 Newnan Road

Carrollton, Georgia 30116

  • 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 jail lobby. 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

Various programs are offered to inmates housed in the general population at the Jack T. Bell Detention Center. Participation in these inmate programs is strictly voluntary. Programs offered include :

  • General Equivalency Diploma courses and testing
  • Substance Abuse programs
  • Alcohol Abuse programs

Trustee Program and Work Details

Selection and approval for the trustee program and work detail assignments is made by the Jail Administrator. To be part of the Trustee Program or Work Detail, inmates must be minimum security, sentenced, and have no disciplinary reports. These inmates are selected during the classification process. 

Selection of work detail assignments is at the discretion of the jail staff. Inmates in these programs are housed separately from the general population. Violations of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures may result in removal from work programs. 


The Carroll County sheriff may grant an inmate earned time for early release based on factors of good behavior. Violations of jail rules and regulations that result in disciplinary actions against an inmate may result in the loss of earned time credit. 


All religious activities at the Carroll County Jail are coordinated through the Chaplain's office. Inmates requesting these services are scheduled for bible study, training or counseling.

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Careers at Carroll County Jail

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

Applicants must complete an application and follow the instructions from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The application may be downloaded by clicking here. Phone Calls and appointments concerning job applications are NOT accepted at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a repatriated or naturalized citizen of the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be free from any physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect job performance (upon examination by a licensed physician or surgeon)
  • Successfully complete a job related academy entrance examination provided for and administered by the GA Post Council in conformity with state and federal law (where applicable).
  • Not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered.
  • Possess good moral character as determined by investigation under procedure established by the GA Post Council.
  • Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or its representative to determine the applicants appearance, background, and ability to communicate.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office offers a competitive salary and benefits that include paid holidays and vacation, sick leave, health/dental insurance, and retirement investing.