Gwinnett County Jail

The Gwinnett County Jail is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia and is operated by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections. This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

The Gwinnett County Detention Center is an 800-bed pre-trial facility where persons accused of crimes that cannot bond out await their court date.  

The jail also houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting. As well as individuals who've been sentenced for more serious crimes and are waiting for bed space to become available with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

This facility opened in September 2002 and contains 512 beds for medium and minimum-security state and County inmates who are sentenced to full-time incarceration. The Comprehensive Correctional Complex also contains 288 Work Release Program beds for criminal offenders, and parents who fail to pay court-ordered child support. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Gwinnett County, click here or call the jail at 770.619.6500. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett 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. 

Bonds up to $5,000 may be posted online at Instructions and procedures are on the website.

  • 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 more information about bonds, call 770.822.8100.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Only approved family members may visit with inmates at the correctional complex. Visitation occurs every Saturday, Sunday and Gwinnett County holidays. The schedule for weekend visitation is as follows:




Saturday Visitation

8:00am – 11:00am

Noon – 3:00pm

A – K

L – Z 

Sunday Visitation

8:00am – 11:00am

Noon – 3:00pm

L – Z

A – K 

For more information, call 678.407.6088.

Each inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail is allowed two visits each week—pone visit during the week and one visit during the weekend. Visitation is scheduled to last 30 minutes. Visitors who arrive after the visitation start time will not be allowed to visit.

On-Site visiting hours are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Video visitation is on Wednesday and Friday only via Securus Video Visitation

Visitors must provide a valid photo ID when registering at the front desk for their visit. If they do not have acceptable identification, they will not be allowed to visit.

Each inmate is allowed two adult visitors per visitation period. On Saturdays and Sundays, two adults and two children are allowed, including children under 17 years old or younger. 

Proof of age is required when there is a question about a visitor’s age. A child visiting on Saturday or Sunday must be the natural child, adopted child, or child under the guardianship of the inmate being visited. Children can not be left unattended in the Gwinnett County Jail lobby.

Physical Address

Gwinnett County Jail
750 Hi Hope Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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Inmate Mailing Address(es) – Gwinnett County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate ID#
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309 

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has updated their procedure for sending mail to inmates in an effort to curb the introduction of drugs and contraband into the facility. 

All inmate mail—with the exception of legal correspondence, religious mail, money orders and packages—must be mailed to a central processing facility in the form of a postcard. 

Unacceptable mail received at the Central Mail Processing Facility will be rejected via the central mail system and destroyed. Unacceptable mail received at the Gwinnett County Jail will be returned to the post office. 

Types of unacceptable mail include but are not limited to:

  • Defaced or altered postcards
  • Mail containing plastic wrappings
  • Mail marked with paint, magic markers, or crayons
  • Mail with stickers or labels including address labels
  • Mail with watermarks or stained in any manner
  • Mail with any biohazards, including lipstick and perfumes
  • Mail depicting weapons or gang references
  • Mail containing sexually explicit content or nudity
  • Mail containing swimwear, lingerie or any inappropriate clothing
  • Oversized postcards
  • Mail written in code or containing drawings

Postcards are scanned and made available electronically to the inmates for a period of 14 days.

Legal Mail/Religious Mail/Packages/Magazines/Newspapers

Legal Mail should be clearly marked and mailed directly to the jail. Religious Mail should be mailed directly to the jail and must come directly from a religious organization. Packages should be mailed directly to the jail.

Magazines/non-local newspaper subscriptions and books are accepted as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher or authorized retailer.  The jail DOES NOT accept packages from EBAY or Amazon independent sellers.

Hardbound books (including pamphlets and booklets) are not accepted.

All packages received for inmates by US mail or UPS containing books, newspapers, or magazines must be PREPAID and have a packing slip or receipt.

Books and magazines must not exceed 8 x11 inches in size and four pounds in weight. No more than four books and/or magazines are allowed in one shipment.

Mail all of these items to:

Inmate Name/Inmate ID# Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Money Orders

Money Orders should be mailed directly to the jail. The envelope must be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name/Inmate ID# Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Gwinnett 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. 

Begin receiving inmate calls today with Securus Phone Services

How to Send Money

Inmates in the Gwinnett County Jail have the option of ordering snack food and drinks, personal hygiene items, stamps, and prepaid phone cards every week from the jail commissary. Friends and family can send money in the following ways:

Lobby Kiosk

The kiosk is located in the main lobby of the correctional facility. You may deposit using MasterCard or Visa debit/credit card only or cash.   

The kiosk is available during inmate visitation: Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am to 11:00am and noon to 3:00pm. The flat fee for cash is $3. The fees for cards start at $2.95.


Visit Access Corrections to make a deposit online. Fees are as low as $2.95.

By Phone

Phone Deposits at Call Center—1.866.345.1884. Fees are as low as $3.95.

By Mail

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

Inmate Name/Inmate ID# Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Programs For Inmates

Educational/Vocational Training

The Gwinnett County Department of Corrections provides vocational training to inmates who meet qualifying criteria. Inmates selected receive classroom and hands-on instruction in areas like combination welding, HVAC, building maintenance, and computer science. 

The department also provides Literacy and GED classes for inmates, with GED testing conducted on-site. 

Self Help Programs

Self-help programs such as Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Family Violence, Victim Impact, and voluntary religious services are available.

Inmate Work Crews

Inmates at the Gwinnett County Jail are assigned to supervised work crews that perform most janitorial and landscaping services at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center, as well as maintain the landscaping along the Ronald Reagan Parkway. These inmates also perform similar tasks at other county-owned buildings, roadways, and parks.

Work Release

The Work Release Program has a special housing unit with 288 beds. The program provides a cost effective sentencing alternative that benefits the participants, their families, and the community by allowing offenders to maintain regular employment while serving non-working hours in custody. 

Each participant in the Work Release program must pay administrative and daily fees, plus court ordered fines, probation fees, and child support payments.

Work Alternative Program

The Work Alternative Program allows judges to sentence offenders convicted of minor crimes to perform community service work instead of going to jail.

In contrast to inmates who are sentenced to full-time incarceration or the Work Release Program, participants in the Work Alternative Program report to the Comprehensive Correctional Complex in the morning and return home at the end of the work day. 

Community service workers perform tasks such as removing trash from roadsides, parks, school stadiums and park/ride lots. Work Alternative Program participants must pay a one time administrative charge and daily fees to offset the cost of the program.

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Careers at Gwinnett County Jail

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

The Gwinnett County Jail is a direct supervision pretrial facility. A Deputy Sheriff's primary duty at the jail is to oversee individuals who have been arrested and awaiting trial. Sheriff’s deputies may serve in any of the five divisions after receiving a promotion to senior deputy sheriff or higher. 

Applicants must pass a comprehensive background process (including criminal, controlled substance, credit, driving, and employment history checks) and an oral interview in the first phase. 

The second phase includes a drug screen, polygraph, and psychological exam.

Minimum Requirements for a Deputy Sheriff's applicant are:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D
  • United States citizenship
  • Valid driver's license
  • Minimum age of 20 for sworn positions
  • Pass drug screen, polygraphy, and psychological evaluation

The sheriff's office is a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace. So, this position also requires a pre-employment drug test and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing.

The Deputy Sheriff Jailer position has an annual salary range of $44,602 – $68,664 (depending on experience), with a $3,200 hiring bonus. For more information on becoming a deputy or to speak with a recruiter, call 770.822.3128.