Jackson County Jail

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

The Jackson 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 Jackson County, click here, or call the jail at 706-367-8718. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Jackson 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 Jackson 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. Approved Bonding Companies for Jackson County Jail are:

Double O Bonding Classic City Bonding
1938 Lexington Road
P.O. Box 81686
Athens, GA 30605
Phone Number: 706-353-6467

Classic City Bonding
P.O. Box 81686
Athens, GA 30608
Phone Number: 706-354-8655

All American Bail Bonds LLC
152 West May Street
Winder, GA 30680
Phone Number: 678-425-9387

For more information about bonds, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

It is the policy of the Jackson County Jail to encourage inmates to maintain open communication with their families and friends through regular visitation. Visits must be scheduled in advance. Inmates are allowed a maximum of three visits in a seven-day period, based on availability.

Visitor Registration

Upon arrival at the jail, visitors must check in at the reception desk. All visitors age 16 and above must present proper photo identification. The following are acceptable forms of ID:

a. State issued identification card
b. Military identification card
c. Passport
d. Any other form(s) of identification approved by the Watch Commander

The reception clerk will check in each visitor and confirm their information. Visitors will not be allowed to visit without proper identification.

All Cell Phones are prohibited in the visitation area. Violation of this rule may result in loss of visitation privileges.

Video Visitation

All visits with inmates of the Jackson County Jail are done via video. Personal face to face or contact visits are not allowed.

All visitation services are provided by HOMEWAV. They can be done on-site at the Jackson County Jail Lobby for free or from the visitor's home computer or device for a fee. Remote visitations cost 30 cents ($0.30) per minute.

Visitors must apply to become an approved visitor for an inmate at HOMEWAV.COM. It may take up to 72 hours for an account to be approved. Once approved, visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance at HOMEWAV.COM.

Anyone who is currently out on Criminal Charges, Probation, Parole, and or a Convicted Felon will not be approved to visit.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can fill out your request to be an approved visitor, schedule your visit, or have a visit with an inmate using the visitation station and HOMEWAV computer located in the Visitation section of the Jackson County Jail Lobby.

Inmates are allowed to have three visits a week for up to 25 minutes at a time. Appointment times are available DAILY from 8am to 11am, 1pm to 4pm, and 8pm to 11pm. Inmates have the right to decline a visit.

Any visit that contains inappropriate language, nudity, or poses a safety or security issue for the jail will be immediately terminated. The visitor will also be banned from visiting the inmate in the future.

Any visitor account that contains falsified information or is used by anyone other than the person listed on the account will be disabled and the visitor will be banned from visiting anyone at the Jackson County Jail.

Visitation Procedures

A maximum of two adult visitors are permitted to visit an inmate at any one time. Visits with inmates are limited to three 25-minute visits in a seven-day calendar week.

Visitors are not allowed to take any items back with them to the visitation stations. All visitors must leave their personal belongings in their vehicles.

Visitors must be appropriately dressed in order to visit with an inmate of this facility. Clothing of a revealing nature (tank tops, halter tops, short skirts and shorts, swimwear, see through clothing, sleep wear, or any other clothing deemed unacceptable) will not be permitted. 

All visitors and inmates are required to display appropriate behavior during their visitation. Visitors who appear to be under the influence of intoxicants or conduct themselves in an unruly manner will not be allowed to visit.

Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times while in the Jail.

Visitors must submit to a search of their person and their belongings by Jail staff. Searches may be conducted by electronic devices, physical pat down, or a combination thereof. Visitors who refuse to submit to this procedure will have their visit denied. 

Special Visits

Occasionally, it may be necessary for an inmate to be allowed special visitation that does not occur during the normal scheduled time frames. The following situations could prompt a special visit through Quick Connect, with the approval of the Watch Commander.

  • Out of State Visitors

Visitors from states other than Georgia will be allowed a special visit only if it does not conflict with the inmates regularly scheduled activities. Visits are limited to 25 minutes and proof of residency must be provided (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.). 

It is preferred that out of state visitors make prior arrangements with the Jackson County Jail before visiting to ensure that a time slot is available.

  • Emergencies

In the event of a death of an inmate’s immediate family member, extended, or special visitation will be granted.

  • Multiple Family Member Incarceration

The Jackson County Jail will attempt to accommodate visitors who wish to visit with two or more immediate family members incarcerated in the facility. In this situation, special visitation arrangements should be made in advance and get the approval of the Watch Commander.

Physical Address

Jackson County Jail
555 Stan Evans Dr.
Jefferson, GA 30549

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/fSAYgerXQgoh25uV7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

JailATM.com – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309

All inmate mail at the Jackson County Jail is sent to a central processing facility, not the jail where the inmate is housed. At this facility, inmate mail is opened, scanned, and made available electronically to the inmate at the facility for a period of 14 days on devices. 

Money Orders must be mailed directly to the jail facility at the following address:

Attn: Inmate Accts - Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
555 Stan Evans Dr.
Jefferson, GA 30549

Business and Transactional documents—including Checks, Passbooks, Deposit Slips, Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, Driver's License, Alien Registration Card/Green Card, Welfare Card, Medical Card, School Diplomas, and Personal Identification Card—must be mailed to:

Attn: Business Office - Inmate Name/Inmate Number Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

555 Stan Evans Dr.

Jefferson, Ga 30549

For transactions that require the inmate to sign or enter information on an original document (i.e. endorsing a check, transferring a vehicle title, etc.) the original document must be mailed as follows:

Attn: Inmate Accts – Inmate Name/Inmate Number Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

555 Stan Evans Dr.

Jefferson, Ga 30549

The Business Office will coordinate a time for the inmate to review, sign documents, and pay to have the document mailed out of the facility.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Jackson 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 Jackson County Jail can do so online at www.jailatm.com, or they can use the kiosk in the main lobby. Money Orders must be mailed directly to the jail facility at the following address:

Attn: Inmate Accts - Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
555 Stan Evans Dr.
Jefferson, GA 30549

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Careers at Jackson County Jail

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

The pay rate for entry level jailers is $16.72 per hour. When you are Jail Certified (at the six month  mark), your rate of pay goes up to $17.55 per hour. After one year, the rate of pay is $18.43 per hour.

If you are 18 years of age and are looking for a law enforcement career, consider joining the jail staff. Jackson County offers competitive pay and great benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays 
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
  • POAB Dues paid