Lowndes County Jail

The Lowndes County Jail is located in Valdosta, Georgia and is operated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Jail Operations Division. 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 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. The average daily population is 700 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Lowndes County, click here, or call the jail at 229-671-3000. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Lowndes 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 Lowndes 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 Lowndes County Jail at 229-671-3000. You can also click here to set up an account for video visits.

Physical Address

Lowndes County Jail
120 Prison Farm Rd.
Valdosta, GA. 31601

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FfB4ByctAtt64Tcq5

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

c/o Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
120 Prison Farm Rd.
Valdosta, GA. 31601

All incoming inmate mail—with the exception of legal mail—must be pre-stamped or metered form postcards. This change has been implemented to ensure the safety and security of the jail facility, inmates, and staff.


  • Stamps are NOT allowed, postcards must be metered or have a preprinted stamp
  • Minimum size requirements are 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches. 
  • Maximum allowable postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. 
  • Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY. 
  • NO markers, felt tip pens, or highlighters allowed. 
  • Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.

Unacceptable Postcards: 

  • Defaced or altered Postcards. 
  • No plastic or wrappings on Postcards. 
  • Postcards marked with paint, crayons or markers. 
  • Postcards with labels or stickers. 
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains. 
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick. 
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references. 
  • Postcards containing an affixed stamp


  • Up to four photographs may be mailed to the jail, after an inmate has been incarcerated for a minimum of 30 days, provided the envelope is clearly marked PHOTOGRAPHS.
  • Nothing else can be included in the envelope except for pictures. 
  • Photos may NOT be larger than 4 inches by 6 inches. 
  • The inmate name, ID number and dorm number must be written on the back of the photograph, in ink ONLY. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs. 
  • Photographs must be unaltered, they may NOT contain any adhesives, such as stickers or labels 
  • Photographs must not depict sexual activity, visibly exposed breast/cleavage, private area or buttocks. Everyone in the photograph(s) must be fully clothed. 
  • Photographs containing gang signs, codes, or promoting/showing illegal activity are NOT allowed. 
  • Envelopes containing additional inmate correspondence will be returned to the sender


Books may be mailed directly from the Bookstore or Publisher only. Books must be soft back, include no gang influence or referenced material, and no nudity.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Lowndes 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. 

To create and fund a Prepaid Collect account, please visit NCIC Inmate Communication's website at https://account.ncic.com or call the call center at 1-800-943-2189.

How to Send Money

A Kiosk machine (resembling an ATM machine) is located in the front lobby of the Lowndes County Jail. Anyone may deposit cash or use a credit card/ bank card to apply funds to the inmate’s commissary account. 

To deposit money online or send a care package, go to JailATM and click "send money now." Choose Georgia, then choose Lowndes County Jail. Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.

Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.

Select the products you want shipped to them at Lowndes County Jail, and then input your payment method. 

If you need customer support, call 877-810-0914.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Lowndes County Jail

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