Franklin County Jail

The Franklin County Jail (aka the Franklin County Detention Center) is located in Carnesville, Georgia and is operated by the Franklin 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. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Franklin County, call the jail at 706-384-2525. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Franklin 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 Franklin 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. Only an approved bondsman may be used.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 706-384-2525 for jail visiting information.

Physical Address

Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center
1 James Little Street
Carnesville, GA 30521

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID number
Franklin County Detention Center
P.O. Box 310
Carnesville, GA 30521

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Franklin 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 Franklin County Jail are allowed to purchase items from the Commissary— drinks, candy, snacks, paper, pens, and personal hygiene items. At the time of booking, any money an inmate has on them is placed into their commissary account.

Money can be added to Jail inmate Commissary accounts in three ways: 

Lobby Kiosk

At the Franklin County Jail there is a kiosk located in the lobby that accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash deposits. 


Visit the Jail ATM website, click "send money now" and follow the instructions. You must create an account if you do not already have one to access this system. 

Money Order

Mail a USPS money order to your inmate at the jail. Send to the following address:

Inmate Name and ID number
Franklin County Detention Center
P.O. Box 310
Carnesville, GA 30521

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Franklin County Jail

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

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a jailer position. Click here for an application.

The duties include:

  • Maintain order and discipline through enforcing rules and regulations among inmates while assuring a safe and clean environment.
  • Monitor all actions and movements of inmates through direct cell block surveillance or through an intercom and video systems, and mediate any disturbances in the blocks.
  • Inspect the blocks and cells for contraband.
  • Process booking paperwork.
  • Dispense meals and medication
  • Operate control room

Qualifications Required:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Certified Detention Officer preferred.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of days and nights.
  • Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification desirable.
  • Valid Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures used in controlling and disciplining inmates is desirable.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of days and nights.
  • Georgia POST BASIC JAIL OFFICER Certification required or obtained within 6 months.
  • United States citizenship required for P.O.S.T. Certification.