Crisp County Jail

The Crisp County Jail (aka the Crisp County Detention Center) is located in Cordele, Georgia and is operated by the Crisp County Sheriff's Department. This jail houses adult male and female inmates—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement, as well as pre-trial and convicted inmates.

Upon arrival, arrested individuals go through the intake and booking process before they are housed with the inmate population. This process takes anywhere from two to eight hours and consists of medical screening, verbal mental health screening, identification process, warrant checks, White and other clerical matters. 

During the intake and booking process the inmates are searched to make sure that no contraband is being brought into the facility. They are also photographed and fingerprinted. Their personal information is entered into the jail’s computer information management system, then bail can be determined by a judicial official and a court date is set.

Some inmates are eligible for release very soon after arrival at the jail. Intoxicated inmates may be held up to 24 hours, and sometimes longer, to ensure that they are sober enough to be safely released. 

Most inmates at the Crisp County Detention Center are eligible for bail. But when it is determined that an inmate will not make bail, they are assigned to a housing unit based on their classification and other criteria. Prior to being escorted to their unit, inmates receive a uniform, shoes, mattress, towel, washcloth, sheets, toothbrush, toothpaste, tissue, and soap.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Crisp County, call the jail at 229.276.2646 or 229-276-2647. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Crisp 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 Crisp 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

Visitation occurs in the Inmate Visitation Room of the Crisp County Detention Center. Contact visits are not allowed. Inmates are allowed one hour of visitation each week. 

Inmate visitation day and time is determined by the first letter of the inmate's last name. Only one child is allowed per visitation day. ID is required for children 16 and older.

Visitation Times:









No Visitation


A, B






M, N, O


S,T,U, V

No Visitation


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1:30p.m.- 4:30p.m.

No Visitation


C, D, E, F






P, Q, R


W, X, Y, Z

No Visitation

Dress Code

Wearing inappropriate clothing -- like provocative or revealing clothes -- may result in your visit being denied. None of the following clothing items are permitted in the visiting room.

  • Pajamas
  • Jeans with tears
  • Jeans with tights underneath
  • Short shorts, skirts, or dresses (must be knee length)
  • No tank top dresses or sundresses
  • See-through garments of any type
  • Tank tops, crop tops, halter tops, or backless tops
  • Low-cut blouses
  • Leotards
  • Spandex
  • Head rags, scarfs, doo-rags, or bandanas
  • Sagging pants

Video Visitation

Crisp County Jail now offers remote video visitation via HomeWAV. This new system allows visitors to accept calls from an inmate remotely from a phone, tablet, or laptop and cost $0.30 per minute. Go to to sign up.

Physical Address

Crisp County Jail
196 GA Hwy 300 South
Cordele, GA 31015

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

229.276.2646 or 229-276-2647

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

c/o Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
196 Hwy. 300 South
Cordele, Ga 31015

All incoming and outgoing mail to inmates, with the exception of legal mail, must be in the form of pre-stamped or metered postcards. 

Acceptable Postcards – NO LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED

  • Stamps are NOT allowed, postcards must be metered or have a pre-printed stamp.
  • Must be addressed to: Inmate’s full name and ID number, Facility name and address.
  • Minimum size requirements are 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches.
  • Maximum allowable postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
  • Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY.
  • Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.

Unacceptable Postcards:

  • Defaced or altered.
  • Has plastic or wrappings.
  • Marked with paint, crayons, or markers.
  • Has labels or stickers.
  • With watermarks or stains.
  • With any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
  • Depicting nudity, weapons or gang references.
  • Containing an affixed stamp.


  • Up to four photographs may be mailed to the jail if the envelope is clearly marked PHOTOGRAPHS.
  • There can not be anything else in the envelope except for pictures.
  • Every 90 days, four more new photos may be sent to the inmate.
  • Photographs may NOT be larger than 4x6"
  • The inmate name and ID number must be written on the back of the photograph. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs.
  • Photographs must be unaltered, and may not contain any adhesives like stickers or labels.
  • Photographs must not depict sexual activity, visibly expose the breast, pubic area or buttocks, contain gang signs or codes or promote or show illegal activity.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Crisp 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. 

The fastest way to open a phone account (or add funds to an existing account) so you can accept calls from your inmate is to go to

For more information about phone services and accounts, click here.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Crisp County Jail have a commissary account that friends and family can deposit money into for food, hygiene, and other items.

  • You may bring cash (no money orders) in person to the Detention Center. There is a kiosk in the front lobby that you can deposit the money into and it will automatically be added to your inmate's account.
  • You can mail a money order to the inmate via the postal service. (Please note there will be a $2.00 service fee for processing of the money order)

Go online and add the money to their account by visiting

Programs For Inmates

The Inmate Labor Detail

This detail is made up of low-risk inmates who provide a service to Crisp County by completing clean-up and maintenance projects, under the supervision of Deputy Sheriffs. This detail is also used within the detention facility kitchen, laundry, and performs facility cleaning and maintenance upkeep.

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Careers at Crisp County Jail

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