Jones County Jail

The Jones County Jail is located in Gray, Georgia and is operated by the Jones County Sheriff's Office. 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 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 Jones County, click here, or call the jail at 478-986-3489. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Jones 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 Jones 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 bondsmen in Jones County are:

  • Don Johnson (478-932-5350) 
  • M.L. Harrington (478-960-0912)
For more information about the bonding process in Jones County, click here.

For any other questions regarding bonding information, please contact the Jones County Jail directly at 478-986-3489. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Jones County Jail is conducted through You can use this website to schedule video visitations with an inmate, either on-site or remotely. Inmates are allowed two on-site visits and five remote visits each week.

Physical Address

Jones County Jail
123 Holmes Hawkins Dr.
Gray, GA 31032

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and Number
Jones County Jail
123 Holmes Hawkins Dr.
Gray, GA 31032

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Jones 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. 

Phone calls at the Jones County Jail are conducted through You may use their website to place money on an inmate’s account so he or she may make telephone calls.

How to Send Money

Commissary funds may be placed on an inmate’s account by visiting or by utilizing the kiosk located in the lobby of the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. Money Orders must be mailed directly to the jail facility at the following address:

Inmate Name and Number
Jones County Jail
123 Holmes Hawkins Dr.
Gray, GA 31032

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Careers at Jones County Jail

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

All applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED, be 18 years or older, possess a valid Georgia driver’s license, and be a citizen of the United States.

All appointees must pass a thorough medical and psychological examination in order to identify if the applicant can adequately perform the duties of the position, if he/she is a hazard to himself/herself or others, or may become too aggravated during performance of their duties will be cause for rejection. 

Applicants must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character. The department will perform a background check.

The hiring process for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office is structured, rigorous and detailed. It is designed to select those applicants who are most qualified for the positions they are competing for.