Emanuel County Jail

The Emanuel County Jail is located in Swainsboro, Georgia. It is operated by the Emanuel 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. Approximately 100 inmates are housed at the jail at any given time.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Emanuel County, call the jail at 478-237-8771. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Emanuel 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 Emanuel 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 (usually equal to 10 to 15 percent of the bond amount) that will not be refunded.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Call the Emanuel County Jail at 478-237-8771 for visiting hours and rules.

Physical Address

Emanuel County Jail
769 Kite Road (GA Hwy 57 West)
Swainsboro, GA, 30401

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6dEK18uGW7sQGmfq5

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name
Emanuel County Jail
769 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA, 30401

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Emanuel 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 Emanuel 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.

You can send money online to an inmate at the Emanuel County Jail via inmatedeposits.com or by calling 478-237-8771. There is also a kiosk in the jail lobby where you can make a deposit with a debit or credit card.

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

Inmate’s Name
Emanuel County Jail
769 Kite Road
Swainsboro, GA, 30401

Programs For Inmates

Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer took office in January 2021, and he immediately instituted a few programs at the jail that were previously unprecedented in Emanuel County.  

The Emanuel County Jail now offers a GED program taught on-site. They also offer a one-week Forklift Operator Certificate program from Southeastern Technical College.

In addition to the certificate or diploma, Brewer says his office makes sure to share the accomplishments on the ECSO social media accounts. The small tokens of recognition have been well-received by the community and provide additional opportunities for positive reinforcement to those with the accomplishments.

“A lot of the participants didn’t have the encouraging people in their lives telling them to go on and complete a program or get training in something. When they see someone is encouraging them and giving them an opportunity because they can do it if they put in the work, it’s giving them a level of confidence never had before. And we’re seeing that with these programs.”

-- Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer

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Careers at Emanuel County Jail

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