Lee County Jail

The Lee County Jail (aka the Lee County Criminal Justice Center) is located in Leesburg, Georgia and is operated by the Lee 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.

This 109-bed jail houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting, as well as those 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 Lee County, call the jail at (229) 759-3334. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Lee 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 Lee 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

For visiting hours and information, call the jail at (229) 759-3334.

Physical Address

Lee County Jail
119 Pinewood Road
Leesburg, Georgia 31763

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/HP1L2FrgvRHm6BsU8

General Phone Number

(229) 759-3334
(229) 759-6012

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Lee County Jail
119 Pinewood Road
Leesburg, Georgia 31763

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lee 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 Lee County Jail can do so online at www.jailatm.com, or they can use the kiosk in the main lobby. If you prefer to mail in a money order, send it to:

Inmate Name and Number
Lee County Jail
119 Pinewood Road
Leesburg, Georgia 31763

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

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Lee County Jail

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

The qualifications for the detention officer position are as follows:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Less than one year of experience working in a detention facility, law enforcement, security or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license, Basic Jail Officer Certification, and other certifications as required.