Grady County Jail

The Grady County Jail (aka the Grady County Detention Center) is located in Cairo, Georgia and is operated by the Grady County Sheriff's Office. This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

This jail also houses individuals who've been charged with a criminal offense and are waiting for a court appearance, persons already sentenced and waiting for a transfer to a state or federal facility, and persons found guilty of certain misdemeanors and sentenced to one year or less. 

The staff at the Grady County Detention Center is dedicated to protecting the citizens of Grady County by humanly detaining offenders who have been arrested for jailable offenses under Georgia law. Inmates are well kept and receive two hot meals per day. 

The Grady County Detention Center processes over 2,000 people per year.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Grady County, call the jail at (229) 377-5200. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Grady 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 Grady 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.

The bonding companies that are authorized to provide bonding services at the Grady County Adult Detention Center are:

  • Brinson Bonding 229-377-4272
  • M & M Bonding 229-377-5090
  • S & S Bonding 229-377-7992

Inmate Property

Friends or family may provide the following items to an individual detained within 24 hours of their arrest and booking. All of these items must be NEW and in the package.

  • Four white t-shirts
  • Four pairs of boxers (white if possible—men only)
  • Four white bras (no underwire—women only)
  • Four pairs of white underwear
  • Four pairs of white socks
  • One comb (flexible, small, no pics or sharp ends)
  • One Bible (soft back)
  • One pair of white thermal underwear (winter months only)

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Grady County Jail is scheduled by the first letter of the inmate's last name. Visits may last a maximum of 15 minutes, except on Sundays. Sunday visits in the evening for Trustees may last up to one hour. The visiting schedule is as follows:

A – M                                 Saturday 9:00 am-11:00 am
N – Z                                  Sunday 9:00 am-11:00 am
Female inmates (all)       Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 am
Trustees (all)                    Saturday 9:00 am-11:00 am
                                            Sunday 9:00 am-11:00 am and 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

There is a dress code for visitation. No clothing that is provocative or revealing is allowed in the visiting area. No t-shirts with profanity. No pocketbooks, cell phones, or cameras are allowed.

Physical Address

Grady County Jail
115 16th Ave NE
Cairo, GA 39828

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(229) 377-5200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Name, Number
Grady County Jail
PO Box 690
Cairo, GA 39828

How to Call an Inmate

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

How to Send Money

Inmates in the Grady County Jail have the option of ordering from A & S Commissary every week. They can order snack food and drinks, personal hygiene items, stamps, and prepaid phone cards, with a spend limit of $50.00 on any given order.

Lobby Kiosk

You can deposit money into your inmate's account using the automated Kiosk machine located in the Jail lobby. This machine accepts cash or major credit cards. It will also accept debit cards displaying the VISA® or MASTERCARD® logo.


You can also go online and make a deposit at the JailATM website.

By Mail

A US Postal Service money order made payable to the inmate may be sent through the mail to the following address:

Grady County Jail
PO Box 690
Cairo, GA 39828

Programs For Inmates

Indigent Kits

Basic hygiene kits are provided for inmates who have a continuous zero balance in their commissary account and are deemed “indigent.” Indigent detainees also receive a stamp and an envelope once a week upon their request to write to family members and friends.

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Careers at Grady County Jail

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