Echols County Jail

The Echols County Jail in Statenville, Georgia, is closed. All persons arrested by the Echols County Sheriff’s Office are transported to the Lowndes County Jail in Valdosta and housed in their facilities.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one has been arrested in Echols County, call the sheriff at (229) 559-5603, or click here to see if they have been booked into the Lowndes County Jail. Be prepared to provide the person's full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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. The entire amount of the cash bond must be paid at the bonding office 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

Visitation appointments for Echols County inmates at the Lowndes County Jail must be scheduled Monday – Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by calling 229-671-3000. 

Visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the last appointment at 4:00 p.m. No walk-in visits are allowed.

You must be 18 years of age and have a valid photo ID (Drivers License, State Issued I.D., Military I.D). For more information and visitation rules call 229-671-3000.

Physical Address

Echols County Sheriff's Office
109 General Deloach Road
Statenville, GA 31648

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Lowndes County Jail
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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General Phone Number

Echols County Sheriff      229-559-5603
Lowndes County Jail        229-671-3000

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name and Dorm Number
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

All incoming and outgoing mail to inmates must be pre-stamped or metered form postcards, no stamps allowed. NO LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Minimum size requirements are 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches. • Maximum allowable postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. 

Correspondence must be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY. NO markers, felt tip pens or highlighters allowed. • Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office. 

Unacceptable Postcards:

  • Defaced or altered Postcards
  • Postcards with plastic or wrappings
  • Postcards marked with paint, crayons, or markers. 
  • Postcards with labels or stickers. 
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains. 
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick. 
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references. 

Photo Policy

Up to four photographs (no POLAROIDS) may be mailed to the jail, after an inmate has been incarcerated for a minimum of 30 days. The envelope must be clearly marked PHOTOGRAPHS, and nothing else can be in the envelope except for pictures. 

The inmate name, ID number, and dorm number must be written on the back of the photograph, in ink ONLY. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs. 

Photographs must be unaltered and NOT contain any adhesives, such as stickers or labels. They can not depict sexual activity, visibly exposed breast/cleavage, private area or buttocks. Everyone in the photograph(s) must be fully clothed. 

Photographs containing gang signs, codes, or promoting/showing illegal activity are NOT allowed. 


Books may be mailed to an inmate directly from a Bookstore or Publisher only. Books must be soft back. No gang influenced or referenced material, no nudity. • Religious correspondence is permitted. It must be mailed directly from the distributor.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lowndes 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.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Lowndes County Jail are allowed to purchase items from the Commissary—Beverages, Candy, Snacks, Health Items, Stationary, and Clothing. Each Inmate is given a receipt for all money in their possession at the time of booking, and this money is placed on the inmate’s account.

Money can be left at the front window of the jail, anytime seven days a week.Cash or a money order made out to the inmate is accepted. No personal checks are accepted— no exceptions.

Money orders or cashiers checks, made out to the inmate, may be sent through the mail to the following address:

Inmate’s Name and Dorm Number
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
120 Prison Farm Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Echols County Jail

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