Fulton County Jail

The main Fulton County Jail is located at 901 Rice Street NW in Atlanta, Georgia and is operated by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. 

This jail houses male 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 Fulton County, click here, call the jail at 404-613-2024, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Georgia Fulton VINE

The GA Fulton VINE system is a service that allows victims of crime to search for information regarding an offender's custody status using the telephone or Internet. 

The VINE toll-free number for the GA Fulton VINE system is (877) 994-8463.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click here to VineLink.

Bonding someone out of the Fulton 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 Fulton 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.

For details about posting bonds in Fulton County and a complete list of approved bonding companies, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Fulton County Jail offers both on-site, in-person visits, and remote video visits. Inmates are allowed visitors within seven to 14 days of getting booked into the jail.

Male Inmate Visitation

For male inmates, the Fulton County Jail offers a video conferencing system for remote visits, and they also offer a central area where residents without internet access can visit with an inmate using the video conferencing system.

On-Site Video Visits are conducted at:
901 Rice St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

All visitors must register online to reserve an appointment for inmate visitation.

Visits are 30 minutes in length. Inmates are allowed two video visits on their visiting day. The inmate's visiting day is based on their floor location.

DAY                         FLOOR LOCATION
Monday                  7 North/7 South
Tuesday                 6 North/6 South
Wednesday           5 North/5 South
Thursday               4 North/4 South, 6 North (Zone 600)
Friday                     1 North, 2 North, 3 North/3 South (Medical, Marietta Annex)

If you are using the video visitation center provided by the Fulton County Jail, you must arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a valid ID. Visitors who are more than 10 minutes late or have not scheduled an appointment will not visit.

A valid ID is a state approved driver's license, passport, or state issued identification card. A pin number and scheduled booth will be given to the visitor at arrival time. 

Items Not Allowed in the Visitation Center

Fulton County Jail does not allow ANY electronics devices inside of the facility. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Mobile phones
  • Computerized tablets (iPad and similar devices) 
  • Laptops
  • Digital music players (iPod, MP3, etc.)
  • Bluetooth devices
  • E- Reader (Nook Tablets, Kindle, and similar devices)
  • Audio recording devices
  • Cameras
  • Watches with audio or video recording ability
  • Televisions 

Dress Code

The following clothing items are NOT allowed to be worn or carried into the Fulton County Jail visiting room:

  • See through garments or clothing that shows body parts.
  • Tight fitting clothing such as spandex, leggings, yoga pants, etc.
  • Clothing that has holes or rips whether man-made or designer.
  • Shorts that are above the knee.
  • Mini skirts, short dresses, or sagging pants.
  • Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or visible white undergarment t-shirts.
  • Head coverings such as scarves, bandannas, hats, ball caps, etc.
  • Sleepwear such as pajama pants, nightgowns, house shoes, etc.
  • Sunglasses, shades.
  • Handbags or purses.
  • Clothing or garments with illegal, offensive, or obscene graphics.u
  • Shoes that are determined to be slip hazardous such as flip flops, shoes without a back strap, heels and toes out, etc.

Under garments are required, but should not be seen. Outerwear such as jackets, sweaters, coats, hoodies, etc. must be removed before entering the Fulton County Jail.

Physical Address

Fulton County Jail
901 Rice St NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6ERBo4sYw2TduDAX6

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

The Fulton County Jail uses the Securus Digital Mail Center for all incoming inmate mail.

Here is an example of how to address your inmate mail.

All mail is scanned into the system and inmates can view their correspondence on kiosks and tablets in their housing unit. If you are sending pictures and would like them returned you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. 

All letters and postcards must be written in blue or blank ONLY. Postcards must be plain white and pre-stamped. They are available from the US Post Office.


  • Photographs must be 4” X 6” or smaller
  • The inmate’s name and SO number must be written on the back of each photograph
  • Nothing else is to be written on the photographs.
  • Photographs must be unaltered and may not contain any adhesives, such as 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.
  • Fulton County Jail Dress Code applies to photographs.

Unacceptable Postcards

  • No defaced or altered postcards.
  • No plastic or wrappings on postcards.
  • No postcards marked with paint, crayons or markers.
  • No postcards with labels or stickers.
  • No postcards with watermarks or stains.
  • No postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
  • No postcards depicting nudity, weapons or gang references.
  • Postcards should not have affixed stamps.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Fulton 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. 

The Fayette County Jail uses Securus as the inmate telephone provider. They offer three different ways to pay for inmate phone calls.


This is a prepaid account that puts you in control of your spending. Simply add money to your AdvanceConnect account to begin receiving calls from your loved one. You have the option of adding multiple phone numbers to your account.

Direct Bill

This account is the best option when your inmate is incarcerated for longer than two years. A credit check may be required. With Direct Bill, you can accept calls and charges up to your credit limit, and you will receive an itemized monthly statement of activity and charges. 

Traditional Collect

When choosing this option, charges appear on your local telephone bill. Depending on your local telephone service provider, you may be eligible to pay for collect calls from inmates using this method. This account is subject to a 90-day rolling spending limit and a monthly Bill Statement Fee of up to $2.00.

For more information about the communication services at Fulton County Jail, click here.


Inmates who purchase tablets from Securus are allowed to make local calls from that device. As long as money is in their account, the inmate can purchase tables on the floor for $11.00 for the first day, and the remaining 29 days are free. Headphones are required to use the tables, and the cost for headphones is $5.95.

How to Send Money

The Commissary at Fulton County Jail offers snack foods, writing paper, stamps, envelopes, socks, underwear, T-shirts, toiletries, and playing cards. Each Housing Unit may purchase Commissary once a week.

At the time of booking, any money an inmate has on them is placed into their commissary account. You can add money to your inmate's account in a few different ways.

Minimum Deposit = $5.00 Maximum Deposit = $200.00
Maximum transaction amount per week per inmate or cardholder is $200.00.
Maximum # of transactions per week per inmate or cardholder is 5.

Lobby Kiosk

At the Fulton County Jail there is a kiosk located in the lobby that accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash deposits. Inmate search by name or booking ID.

The cash fee is $4.00 to make a deposit with the kiosk. The kiosk cashiers do not accept $1.00 bills, and it does not provide change.


Go online to smartdeposit.com to make a deposit. You will need the inmate's SO#, and the fees begin at $2.95.

By Phone

Call 1-866-394-0490 to make a deposit over the phone. You will need your inmate's SO# and the fees start at $4.00.

Money Orders

  • ONLY U.S. Postal money orders are accepted.
  • The envelope must be clearly marked “INMATE ACCOUNTING.”
  • Must be made payable to the inmate
  • No additional correspondence will be accepted with incoming inmate funds.
  • If additional contents are inside the envelope, the entire package will be returned to sender.
  • Send directly to the jail using the address above.

Programs For Inmates

Religious Services are offered by various denominations on a regular schedule. The Fulton County Jail also has a Chaplain available for counseling.

Educational Programs offered at the Fulton County Jail include high school diploma courses, sewing, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, horticulture, meat processing, auto body, and welding. There is counseling for substance abuse, including AA and NA meetings.

Library Service is provided to each Housing Unit with a wide variety of books and newspapers.

The GED Program

This program prepares inmates for the GED exam in subjects such as math, science, social studies, writing, and critical reading. Inmates who successfully complete this program receive a General Educational Development Certificate, which is a substitute for a high school diploma. 

Young Achievers/Man Up

The Young Achievers/Man Up Program is a "Baby Boot Camp" with a focus on juvenile life purpose exercises, future-self, and changing mind-sets. The goal is for juvenile offenders to be able to live a life free from crime while developing life skills. The objective of the Baby Boot Camp Program is also to give 17-year-old inmates a type of physical fitness activity that exerts energy on something productive.

Canine Program

Inmates and dogs that have faced isolation and rejection by the outside world come together in this program, and they often give each other a new found sense of hope. 

This is an 11 week program which consists of dog training classes, arts and crafts, computer classes, and volunteer speakers. Upon completion, the dogs are adopted to a loving family.

Journey To Wholeness

This program consists of substance abuse classes, anger management, job readiness, and group therapy.

Competency Program

The Competency Program is designed to help an inmate become competent to stand trial and get their legal cases resolved. This program was developed to assist defendants who are involved in the criminal justice system in Fulton County Court System. 

Most of the defendants in the program are dealing with mental health, cognitive and/or other problems, which interfere with their competency to stand trial. 

Pre-Stabilization Program

Uses intensive substance abuse behavior modification practices to prepare inmates for their release.

Smart Re-Entry

This program is for inmates between the ages of 18-24 who live in zone 4 with specific zip codes. The goal is to successfully offer the inmates new skills, knowledge, and motivation to enter back into the community with help from trained professionals. 

When a participant is released from jail, they continue this program at the Promise Center.

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Careers at Fulton County Jail

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

Detention Officers in Fulton County perform duties related to monitoring inmates, screening inmate visitation, and securing detention facilities. They also supervise inmate work details, generate reports, maintain records, and assist with transporting inmates to various facilities.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and one year of experience performing public safety, security, corrections, or customer service duties. 

They must also have a valid State of Georgia driver's license and Jail Officer training certification issued through the Georgia POST (which can be obtained after the hiring process).

Click here to apply.