Jefferson County Jail

The Jefferson County Jail (aka the Jefferson County Detention Center) is part of the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center located in Louisville, Georgia and is operated by the Jail Division of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. This facility was constructed in 2004 with a maximum housing capacity of 126 inmates.

This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. It is also a pre-trial facility where persons accused of crimes that cannot bond out are housed while awaiting 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 Jefferson County, call the jail at 478-625-7077. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 in Jefferson County are:

  • Anytime Bail Bonding: 478-625-3711
  • Evans and Son Bonding: 478-625-8713

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates are allowed to list five adults as potential visitors when booked into the Jefferson County Jail. No visitors under the age of 17 (unless the spouse of the inmate) are allowed.

All visitors must bring a photo ID to visit.

Visiting hours are on Tuesday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m., and from 6:30-9 p.m. for Dorm’s A, B, C, and D. Visiting hours are on Wednesday and Saturday from 2-3 p.m., and from 6:30-9 p.m. for Dorm’s E and F. Each inmate is given an opportunity to visit for one 30-minute slot each day.

Inmates are solely responsible for letting family and friends know their visitation time. Potential visitors should NOT call the Detention Center for visitation information.

Visitors will be denied a visit if they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or are disruptive or refuses to follow facility rules. 

All visitors must be properly clothed or they will not be allowed in the visiting room. Male visitors must wear a shirt, trousers, and shoes. Female visitors must dress in conservative clothing and shoes. No running shorts, halter tops, or swimsuits are allowed. 

Purses, food/drinks, cameras, cellular telephones, or weapons are not allowed in the visiting area. Smoking is not permitted inside the Detention Center.

Physical Address

Jefferson County Jail
911 Clarks Mill Road
Louisville, GA 30434

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and Number
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 72
Louisville, Georgia 30434

As a general rule, incoming mail is opened and inspected by staff members for contraband and randomly read for information that may constitute a threat to the safety or security of the facility. 

Packages/mail must be no larger than a large legal envelope. Money orders may be delivered to the Detention Center lobby window or sent via mail.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Jefferson 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 want to deposit money into an inmate's commissary account can do so online at This is a fast and secure way to deposit money into an inmate's account using a credit or debit card. 

Any money deposited will be subject to the normal collections for debts owed by the inmate. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards are accepted. 

  • Log onto: 
  • Click on Start Deposit 
  • Choose Georgia from the drop-down box and click Next.
  • Choose Jefferson County Jail from the drop-down box and click Next 
  • Enter the inmate ID # or last name in the appropriate box and click Next 
  • If you are searching by the last name you may have to choose from a list of active inmates with the same last name. 
  • Please ensure that you choose the correct inmate. 
  • Verify that the inmate information is correct and click Next
  • Enter the amount you want to place on the inmates’ account and click Next 
  • Approve the amount, plus the fee, and click Next 
  • Enter your credit or debit card information and click Submit 
  • Print a copy of the transaction for your records

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

Inmate Name and Number
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 72
Louisville, Georgia 30434

Programs For Inmates

The following programs are available to inmates at the Jefferson County Jail:

  • G.E.D. Program
  • Volunteer Church Services

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