Harris County Jail

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

The Harris 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 Harris County, call the jail at 706-628-4211. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Harris 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 Harris 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 following bonding companies are the only approved Bonding companies allowed to bond someone out of the Harris County Jail.

  • Cataula Bonding Co. Donald Cotton (706) 628-9331/(706) 523-2218 – Jason Bennett (706) 457-4518
  • Baker Bonding Co. Shirley Baker (706) 505-8240 Greg (706) 570-6149
  • Copperhead Fast Bonding 762-821-1626
  • AAA Bail Bonds Lori Jackson (706) 457-9317 – Clay Jackson (706) 883-7878
  • Bail Buddy – Credit Card Co to be used to pay full amount of Bond

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Video Visitation is available at the Harris County Jail via iwebvisit.com, both on-site and remotely. On-site visits are free, but they are still conducted via video instead of face-to-face.

On site visitation is available the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. You must go to iwebvisit.com and schedule a time.

Remote visits can be scheduled anytime and be conducted with your home computer or smartphone.

Visiting Rules

Rules apply equally for both on-site and remote visitation. You must be fully dressed! All visitors are subject to being searched prior to a visit. Any inappropriate behavior will cause your visitation to be suspended. Any visitor found bringing contraband of any kind across the jail guard line, will be prosecuted.

You must have a photo ID to visit, No one under the age of 18 will be allowed into visitation without being accompanied by an adult. Anyone who is on probation, parole, or other forms of conditional release must obtain permission from both their supervising officer or agency, and Jail Administration.

Visitors must be approved before they can visit, so they will be asked to consent to a criminal history check. Persons with a criminal record are not automatically excluded from visiting. The nature and extent of the individual’s criminal record and any history of recent criminal involvement is considered.

No previous inmate who has served time or been released from the Harris County jail within six months will be allowed to visit an inmate.

Inmates may receive the following items from their visitor:

  • Civilian Clothes to wear to court
  • Money for deposit into a commissary account (no personal checks will be accepted)
  • Religious Materials

Inmates may also release personal property to visitors during regular visiting hours.

Physical Address

Harris County Jail
9825 GA-116
Hamilton, GA 31811

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/RH4McHZdCu7oKYLQA

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Full Name – Inmate ID
Harris County Jail
P.O. Box 286
Hamilton, GA 31811

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, money orders 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, checks, correspondence from other detention facilities and greeting cards.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Harris 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. 

Inmate phone service is provided by Combined Public Communications, 1-877-988-5678 or visit www.inmatesales.com. Inmates may purchase phone time from their inmate account if funds are available.

How to Send Money

Inmates in the Harris 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. 

Money can be credited to the inmates account by cash, money order or go online to www.team3.inmatecanteen.com.

You can also send a money order to:

Inmate Accounts
Harris County Jail
P.O. Box 286
Hamilton, GA 31811

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Harris County Jail

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