Douglas County Jail

The Douglas County Jail (aka the Douglas County Adult Detention Center) is located in Douglasville, Georgia and is operated by the Douglas 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. The Douglas County Jail currently houses an average daily population of 740+ inmates. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Douglas County, click here or call the jail at 770-942-2121. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Douglas County Jail

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court on a specified date. A BOND IS NOT A FINE. The person you are posting the bond for must appear before a judge to answer criminal charges. 

A fee of $20.00 is charged for every bond that is written by the jail. This fee may be paid in cash and is non-refundable.

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 Douglas 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. Failure to appear at the appointed time will result in forfeiture of the bond amount and may result in a Bench Warrant ordered by the judge.

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), money order, or cashier’s check, or you can go to

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.

Bonding Companies in Douglas County: 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitors can use their computer to visit a Douglas County Jail inmate from the comfort of their own home or office. Friends and family can also visit in person at the facility.

In order to visit inmates at the Douglas County Jail, you MUST REGISTER ONLINE 24 hours in advance of when you would like to visit. Visits are scheduled daily for no later than 7:40 pm.

Click here to register for online/virtual visitation.
Click here to register for on-site visitation.

Dress Code

Anyone violating the dress code will be asked to correct the problem or leave the jail. 

  • No low cut shirts
  • No short-shorts (shorts should extend past the fingertips when arms are extended by your side)
  • No spandex or form fitting clothing
  • Pants should be worn at the waist
  • No clothing with obscene or vulgar images or writing

Physical Address

Douglas County Jail
8472 Earl D Lee Blvd
Douglasville, GA 30134

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

General Phone Number: 770-942-2121
Booking: 770-942-4333
Visitation: 678-486-1273 or 770-920-4917

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name
Douglas County Jail
8472 Earl D Lee Blvd
Douglasville, GA 30134

For security purposes, the Douglas County Jail limits most inmate correspondence to postcards.  They must be a metered postcard, no smaller than 3.5 x 4.25 inches, and no larger than 4.25x 6 inches. 

Postcards mailed with a stamp will be rejected. Incoming mail is subject to being opened and searched for contraband or money orders. Incoming mail is not normally read unless there is a compelling state interest to do so.

Mail containing any of the following will be rejected: 

  • Material describing, depicting or advocating disruption or violence in the facility or against officers. 
  • Materials written in code. 
  • Explicit sexual material. 
  • Materials that advocate racial or religious hatred or creates a serious threat of violence.
  • Material that encourages or instructs in the commission of any criminal offense.
  • Material that jeopardizes the security and safety of the inmates, staff, facility or the general public.

Postcards in the following form will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender: 

  • Defaced or altered postcards 
  • Plastic or wrapped postcards 
  • Postcards marked with paint, crayon, or marker 
  • Postcards with any type of labels or stickers 
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains 
  • Postcards with biohazards including perfume or lipstick 
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references 
  • Oversized postcards 

Photographs are not accepted in envelopes, they must be picture postcards: There are several online resources available to make picture postcards, like

Newspapers, Books & Magazines

Newspapers, magazines, and books are accepted as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be sent directly from the publisher or a bookstore with a verifiable return address.
  • Must be a soft cover. Hardback books are not allowed. 
  • Must not exceed three books and/or magazines in a 30 day period. 
  • They must be addressed to the inmate at the jail. 
  • Must not violate United States Postal Regulations, Georgia state law or promote behavior that is prejudicial to an inmate’s good conduct.

Inmate Messages

GettingOut’s “restricted” internal email system allows you to send private messages to your incarcerated loved one or friend. You must be logged into your account to send and receive internal emails. All messages must be approved by the facility before they can be posted.

To send a message, log in to your GettingOut account, select the “Message” tab, and click on “Send new message.”

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Douglas County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Douglas County Jail’s inmate phone system is provided by Telmate/GTL, through their GettingOut system. When receiving a call, you’ll first hear an announcement from an automated operator: “You are receiving a call from [inmate name], an inmate at Douglas County Jail. Press one (1) to accept.”

You may deposit funds into an inmate's phone account in the following ways:

  • Online -- Make deposits via the Web, from Telmate’s Website at
  • Phone -- Make deposits over the phone by calling Telmate toll-free at 1-866-516-0115. Telmate’s US-based bi-lingual customer service representatives are available 24/7.
  • Lobby Kiosk -- Make cash or credit card deposits from a Telmate deposit kiosk. 


If you wish to leave a message for an inmate, call 1-866-516-0115. A three-minute voicemail costs $1.25.

Block Future Calls

If you do not wish to receive calls from inmates at the Douglas County Jail, call 1-866-516-0115 (from a phone attached to the number that you wish to have blocked). A live operator will help prevent inmates from being able to call the number in the future.

How to Send Money

When you send money, your loved one or friend can shop at the jail commissary where they can purchase snacks, toiletries, and clothing such as socks and underwear. 

If you are paying with a credit card, is the fastest and most convenient way to deposit funds for an inmate. You can also make deposits over the phone by calling Telmate toll-free at 1-866-516-0115. Telmate’s US-based bi-lingual customer service representatives are available 24/7. 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will accept only money orders mailed through the US Postal Service. They must be sent in a white envelope marked “For Deposit Only”. 

The inmate’s name and identification number must be written on the money order. Improperly marked envelopes or envelopes containing letters, pictures or other items will be rejected and returned to the sender. Cash is not accepted. Mail the money order to:

Inmate’s Name
Douglas County Jail
8472 Earl D Lee Blvd
Douglasville, GA 30134

For information regarding purchases and deposits -- or if you have commissary questions -- you may contact the Legacy Commissary Services, Monday thru Friday at 770-920-4972 between 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Care Packages

To order a care package for your inmate at the Douglas County Jail, go to

  • Click the “Gift Packs” button on the right side of the page
  • Change the “State” to “GA”
  • Change the “Facility” to “Douglas County Jail”
  • Input the recipient’s last name or ID number
  • Click “Search”

Programs For Inmates

Inmate Work Program

Of the 740+ inmates at the Douglas County Jail, approximately 110 are currently assigned to the Inmate Work Program. There are 20 females and 90 males on various work crews that work throughout Douglas county. Inmate labor is also used inside the jail kitchen and laundry, as well for janitorial duties and maintenance throughout the facility and grounds.

Inmates allowed to participate in the Inmate Work Program are thoroughly screened prior to acceptance and can not have any charge or history of violent behavior in order to be considered. 

The inmates in this program perform work for:

  • County Roads
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • County Landfill
  • County Parks & Recreation
  • City Roads
  • City Parks & Recreation

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Careers at Douglas County Jail

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