Clayton County Jail

The Clayton County Jail is located inside the Harold R. Banke Justice Center in Jonesboro, Georgia and is operated by the Clayton County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement.

The primary function of this jail is receiving, processing, and housing individuals who have been charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violation. Those who are unable to make bond will remain in custody until they appear in court.

The jail also houses sentenced inmates. Some inmates are sentenced to serve time for misdemeanor offenses (less than one year) and remain in the county facility for the duration of their sentence. 

Inmates that receive a court sentence of more than one year are considered inmates of the Georgia Department of Corrections and remain in the county facility until they may be received by a state prison.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Clayton County, click here, call the jail at (770) 471-1122, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Georgia VINE

The Georgia VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service may be provided in Clayton County to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the Clayton County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Clayton 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 Clayton 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. 

All bonds must be accompanied with a State of Georgia Bond fee of $20 that must be paid in cash.

  • 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 hours and information, call the Clayton County Jail at (770) 471-1122.

Physical Address

Clayton County Jail
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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General Phone Number

(770) 471-1122

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Clayton County Jail
Inmate Name
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Clayton 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

Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s account at the Clayton County Jail for commissary purchases, medical services, etc. 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:

Clayton County Jail
Inmate Name
9157 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236

  • 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

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Careers at Clayton County Jail

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

The county is currently hiring both entry-level and experienced correctional officers. Starting pay for those who need to attend Basic Corrections Officer Training is $41,000/year. Applicants with previous experience and who have already completed training have a starting salary of $44,000/year.

The minimum qualifications for applicants are:

  • High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. 
  • Must be 21 years of age.

Preference is given to applicants with some combination of the following: previous law enforcement experience, honorable military service, security, managing an incarcerated caseload, parole, probation, experience in supervising people in out-of-office environments, and mechanical or technical ability. 

Applicants must be eligible for and able to pass the State of Georgia Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST) Entrance Exam before the process begins.