Lamar County Jail

The Lamar County Jail (aka the Lamar County Detention Center) is located in Barnesville, Georgia and is operated by the Lamar County Sheriff's Office. 

The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by local law enforcement. When someone is arrested, they are given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts.

This jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women who have been arrested and a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are 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.

The Lamar County Jail was built in 1992 and has a total bed capacity of 152 beds. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Lamar County, click here, or call the jail at 770-358-5159. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar County are:

  • Afford - A - Bail - 770/358-2401
  • Anytime Bonding - 770/467-9758
  • A Sure One Bonding - 770/584-4361
  • BB's Bonding - 770/358-4425
  • Quick Bonding - 770/358-1294 
For more details about the bonding process in Lamar County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates at the Lamar County Jail are allowed visitation with family members, relatives and friends.  Each visit may last up to 20 minutes, but may be limited to ensure equal visitation periods for all eligible inmates.

The visiting schedule is as follows:

  • Male Last Names Ending A - N - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Male Last Names Ending O - Z - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday 
  • Female - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday  

Each inmate is allowed to list three visitors during the booking process. They must be approved before they will be allowed to visit. No visitors under the age of 17 (unless the spouse of the inmate or accompanied by an adult) are allowed.  Two visitors are allowed each inmate during each visitation period.

Physical Address

Lamar County Detention Center
121 Roberta Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Lamar County Detention Center
Inmate Name, Inmate ID number
PO Box 2925
PMB 79078
San Antonio, TX 78299-2925

Inmate mail must be sent to a processing center, where it is scanned electronically so the inmate can view it on a tablet. The physical mail is destroyed. The envelope must include the sender’s first and last name or the mail will NOT be scanned.  Please print all information clearly.

  • 10 pages or less per envelope.
  • Page size must be no larger than 8.5” x 11.”
  • Mail can include written or typed pages, photos, drawings, or greeting cards. (NO polaroid photos)
  • NO glitter, glue, tape, 3D elements, or electronic components (lights, music, animation).
  • NO items containing, depicting, or relating to sexually explicit activity, gang activity, illegal activity, violence, drug, or alcohol use, etc. 
  • NO photos of nude or partially clothed persons.
  • NO illegal substances or any other items considered to be contraband.
  • NO magazines, books, or packages mailed to mail processing center.
  • NO cash, personal checks, or money orders mailed to the mail processing center.
  • NO originals of important documents such as Birth Certificates, Driver’s Licenses, Social Security Cards, Green Cards, etc., as they will not be returned.
  • NO original photos or other irreplaceable or valuable items, as they will not be returned.
  • No magazines or newspapers should be mailed to the facility.
  • No inmate-to-inmate mail.
  • Do not mail legal/privileged mail to the mail processing center.  See instructions below for Legal/Privileged Mail.

Legal/Privileged Mail

Legal mail must be mailed directly to the facility and be clearly marked “Legal Mail." Address legal mail as follows:

Lamar County Detention Center
INMATE FULL NAME, inmate ID number (no commissary PIN)
121 Roberta Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lamar 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 from 7:00 am until midnight. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Lamar County Jail offers inmate phone calls and messaging via communications provider Pay Tel Communications. To set up an account with Pay Tel, visit or call 1-800-PAY-TELL. 

Calls can be made using prepaid phone time from the inmate's commissary account or by placing a collect call.

How to Send Money

Inmates are allowed to purchase prepaid phone time and approved items and snacks from Kimble's commissary. 

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

Inmate Name and Number
Lamar County Jail
121 Roberta Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204

Money orders or certified checks must be made out in the inmate's name.  No personal checks will be accepted for deposit into an inmate's account.

Programs For Inmates

Inmate Work Detail

Male inmates that are serving a county or city sentence at the Lamar County Jail are used in various departments within the county and city to do community service.

Religious Services

Inmates have the opportunity to express religious affiliations and beliefs and attend voluntary worship services conducted within the jail. Religious services are conducted daily, and each inmate can attend at least two services per week.

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Careers at Lamar County Jail

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

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of specialized career opportunities available:

  • Jail Operations Division
  • E-911 Dispatch 
  • Warrant & Civil Service Division 
  • Court Services Division 
  • Uniform Patrol Division
  • Civilian Support Positions

The hiring process at the Lamar County Sheriff's Office is designed to select only the best candidates who possess a high degree of honesty and integrity.  If you believe you possess these qualities, you are encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of applications received, the sheriff's office is not able to provide information on application status by phone or email.  All qualified applicants will be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted regarding next steps in the employment process.  Applicants who are not selected will not be contacted.

Click here to download an application.