Houston County Jail

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

The Houston 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.

About The Jail

The Houston County Detention Center opened in 2002 as a state-of-the-art direct supervision facility. The jail currently houses 450 inmates but has the capacity to house up to 665 inmates.

The Center includes a fully operational, 24-hour medical unit that is staffed by full-time nursing personnel and a physician with mental health services provided by Southern Correctional Medicine. 

The Detention Center houses both males and females over the age of 17. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Houston County, click here, or call the jail at (478) 218-4900. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Houston 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 Houston 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.

Prison Insights

Houston County Jail

Go back

What Do Inmate Families Think?

Go back

What Do Former Inmates Think?

Go back

What Do Employees Think?

Go back
Sorry, there are no insights for this section of the facility yet.
Overall Score = /10
Total Respondents =

Visiting Hours and Rules

friends and family to visit with an inmate in the detention center lobby or from the comfort of their own home.

Friends and family must set up an account at HOMEWAV.COM before they will be allowed to visit with their inmate.

Visitors must provide a photo and a government-issued ID such as a driver’s license when they set up their account to get approval for visitation. The identification must be readable by detention center staff for review.

Anyone attempting to submit false identification or credentials or establish an account for someone who has been denied access by the detention center will be automatically removed as a visitor.

On-site visits conducted via the HOMEWAV kiosk in the front lobby of the detention center are limited to one 30-minute session per week for authorized inmates based on the provided visitation schedule.

Presently, the cost of a remote video visit is .30 per minute and the cost of a one-minute video message is .60. All video visitations (remote or front lobby) are monitored by detention center staff.

Visitors who post pictures or videos of any visitation with a HCDC inmate will permanently lose their visitor privileges. Do not record or take photos of your remote visits!

Profanity, gang signs, indecency, lewd behavior, etc. will not be tolerated and are grounds for exclusion from visitation.

Inmates and visitors violating the conduct code can lose their visitation privileges for no less than 30 days.

Physical Address

Houston County Jail
203 Perry Pkwy
Perry, GA 31069

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/WrBgvN1pSwqe1UoFA

General Phone Number

(478) 218-4900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Houston County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
203 Perry Pkwy
Perry, GA 31069

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Houston 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.

How to Send Money

Friends and family who wish to make a deposit into an inmate's account at the Heard County Jail can do so online at www.jailatm.com, or they can use the Lockdown kiosk in the Sheriff's Office main lobby. If you prefer to mail in a money order, send it to:

Houston County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
203 Perry Pkwy
Perry, GA 31069


Programs For Inmates

There is a fully equipped industrial kitchen at the Houston County Detention Center where inmate workers prepare all inmate meals, with supervision from a contracted food service employee and monitored by detention staff. 

There is also a supervised inmate workforce that cleans the jail, provides laundry service, and does minor maintenance within the facility.

Pictures of Houston County Jail

Careers at Houston County Jail

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

An application package for the Detention Officer position may be obtained by calling Lt Runyon during business hours at 478-218-4910 or by emailing him at [email protected]

The salary for this position is $40,830.40 ($19.63/hr).