Hall County Jail

The Hall County Jail is a modern, state-of-the-art detention facility that is located in Gainesville, Georgia and is operated by the Hall County Sheriff's Office. This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement.

The Hall County Jail is a 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.

The Hall County Jail opened in December 2007, utilizing the latest in technology and a well-planned, comprehensive design. The main jail facility consists of 1,026 beds. There's also the male and female work release program that houses 148 inmates, and the house arrest program manages up to 60 inmates daily.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Hall County, click here, call the jail at 770-531-6904, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Georgia VINE

The Georgia VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service is provided in Hall County to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the Hall County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Hall 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 Hall 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

Hall County Jail offers Securus ONSITE Video Visitation, which means visits at the jail are conducted via video visitation terminals. Inmates are allowed one, 30-minute onsite video visit per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., based on availability. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Onsite visits are available on the following days:

  • Tuesday 
  • Thursday
  • Saturday

Visitors can schedule a visit through Securus Tech or at the Hall County Visitation Center during onsite visitation hours.

Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to check in with the visitation officer. They must bring a valid government issued photo ID. 

There will be no more than three visitors, including children, allowed during the 30-minute period, and all visitors must come at the same time.

Visiting Rules

  • Visitors must sign in on the visitor's log book.
  • Visitors must have a valid photo I.D.
  • All minors and children must be accompanied by an adult who can vouch for their identity and age. Children must remain in the care of an adult at all times.
  • All visitors must refrain from loud talking, disruptive, or dangerous conduct.
  • Visitors under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be turned away and may be subject to arrest.
  • Firearms, dangerous devices, controlled substances, or other contraband is not permitted. Anyone attempting to bring contraband into the jail is subject to arrest.
  • Handbags, diaper bags, carry-alls and other valuables must be secured in your vehicle or they will be searched.
  • There will be no smoking allowed within the Hall County Jail.
  • Only visitors are allowed within the detention facility. All others will be required to wait in the parking lot or inside their vehicles.

Visitor Dress Code

  • All tops must have a high neck, sleeves, and be full length. They must also be made of non-transparent material and color.
    • Examples of impermissible attire: low cut shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts , midriff shirts, fishnet shirts, mesh material, light colored shirts that can be seen through, sheer shirts and shirts with holes or tears
  • All shorts, skirts and dresses must be knee length.
  • Bottoms must not be low cut. Pants can't sit below the hips and under garments should not be visible. Bottoms must be made of a non transparent material and color.
    • Examples of impermissible attire: mesh bottoms, light colored bottoms that can be seen through, bottoms that have holes and tears, low rise bottoms and shorts that show under clothing

Visitor dress code rules apply to both on-site and remote video visits. Visitors are not allowed to use other materials to cover inappropriate dress; such as jackets, coats, scarves, etc.

Physical Address

Hall County Jail
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UEtvJp9viefiHVcY7

General Phone Number

770-531-6904 General Information
770-531-2589 Male Work Release
770-531-2588 Female Work Release

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Full Name – Inmate ID
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center – Hall County Jail
PO Box 449
Lebanon, MO 65536

A return name and address must appear on the envelope. Failure to follow proper procedure will result in the mail being returned to the sender.

In an effort to curb the introduction of drugs into the Detention Center, all personal inmate mail is now sent to a central processing facility, NOT the jail where an inmate is housed. At this processing facility, mail is opened, scanned, and sent electronically to the inmate. 

All inmate mail—with the exception of legal correspondence, religious mail, money orders and packages—must be mailed to the 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 Hall 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, money orders and publications directly from a publisher, distributer or authorized retailer should still be addressed to:

Hall County Jail
P.O. BOX 908030
Gainesville, GA 30501

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Hall County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates 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. 

Each cell block is equipped with collect telephones. Inmates are allowed use of these telephones from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily. Any misuse will result in loss of privilege for an indefinite period of time.

For more information about phone services, click here.

How to Send Money

Inmates in the Hall 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:

Money is accepted 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Cash only will be accepted at the jail. Money orders are accepted through the mail only. No checks will be accepted.  

Mail money orders to:
Hall County Jail
P.O. BOX 908030
Gainesville, GA 30501

Programs For Inmates

Work Release

The Work Release program hosts only qualified minimum-security pre-trial and post-trial inmates. They are given the opportunity to work and support their families while paying court ordered fines, child support, and any financial reimbursement to victims in their cases as ordered by the courts.

Labor Force

Hall County Jail provides an inmate labor force for county and city government, with 40 to 50 inmate details working daily for county departments. They include Parks and Leisure, Road Maintenance, Resource Recovery and Solid Waste, as well as Gainesville City Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments.

Re-entry Accountability Court Transition (REACT)

REACT is an innovative re-entry program that provides an opportunity for Hall and Dawson residents returning to the area from state prison to get intensive programming, educational upgrades, and employment prior to their release on parole or probation.

The REACT program has the following classes available: Motivation for change (M4C), Re-Entry, Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), Resident Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA), Celebrate Recovery, Financial Peace, Georgia's Best (Workforce Development Skills), Welding Certificate Program, as well as mentoring programs.

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Careers at Hall County Jail

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