Haralson County Jail

The Haralson County Jail is located in Buchanan, Georgia and is operated by the Detention Division of the Haralson County Sheriff's Office. This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. The Jail currently houses an average of 120 inmates daily.

The Haralson 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.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Haralson County, click here or call the jail at (770) 646-2011. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Haralson 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 Haralson 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.

There are six bonding companies approved by Sheriff Williams:

  • A-1 Bonding - 770-854-4172
  • Ace Bonding - 770-570-2180
  • Garner Bonding - 770-713-6668
  • Miller Bonding - 770-646-5604
  • Shelton Bonding - 770-834-6070
  • Well Done Bonding - 706-346-0551

For more details about bonding someone out of the Haralson County Jail, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Haralson County Sheriff's office recognizes the importance of visitation and encourages families and friends to visit as often as they can. However, strict visiting guidelines are in place and must be followed at all times.

All inmate visitation at the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office is conducted through video chat, there is no in-person visitation.

All conversations will be monitored and actions will be taken on any and all violations. Violations may include but not be limited to:

  • Any discussion of trafficking
  • Any threat of any nature towards anyone.
  • Any discussions concerning unauthorized financial transactions.
  • Any discussions or displays involving any Security Threat Group.
  • Improperly dressed (whether it is the visitor or the offender)
  • Making any sexual gestures of any kind.
  • Gambling of any kind.
  • Operating a business or any business transactions of any kind.

Dress Code

Proper attire is required when visiting with your inmate. No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts, short dresses, tight-fitting pants or shirts, see through or any other form of provocative dress will be allowed. Ladies’ blouses must have sleeves. Shirts must not expose midriff when sitting down. If a video chat is viewed and there are violations, the inmate will lose their visiting privileges.

Physical Address

Haralson County Jail
224 Holly St.
Buchanan, GA 30113

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/HMLFnL42NpaA2zZj7

General Phone Number

(770) 646-2011

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Full Name – Inmate ID
Haralson County Jail
P.O. Box 309
Buchanan, Georgia 30113

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.

All inmate mail—with the exception of legal correspondence, religious mail, and packages—must be mailed in the form of a postcard. 

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

The following items are not accepted through the mail: stamps, cash, money orders, checks, correspondence from other detention facilities, and greeting cards. 

Suspicious or questionable mail will be returned, and packages that contain contraband will be seized. Pornographic material will be sent to the U.S. Postmaster for investigation.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Haralson 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. 

Haralson County uses the Pay Tel system for inmate phone calls. You can open a prepaid account or accept collect calls. Click here to see the cost of a call to your phone.

Pay Tel accepts payments with VISA, MasterCard, Debit Card, MoneyGram, and Western Union QuickCollect. If you have any questions, visit the PayTel website or call 800-729-8355.

How to Send Money

Inmates in the Haralson 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 members may use a credit card, debit card, or bank account to transfer money to an inmate account, and there is a $2.50 fee for each of these transactions. 

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.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Haralson County Jail

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