Monroe County Jail

The Monroe County Jail is located in Forsyth, Georgia and is operated by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. It has the capacity to house 168 inmates.

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.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Monroe County, click here, or call the jail at (478) 994-7052. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Monroe 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 Monroe 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:

  • Afford-A-Bail - (478) 994-2285
  • Anytime Bonding - (478) 994-9111
  • Quick Bonding - (478) 994-2466
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Jail at (478) 994-7052. For more info about bonding procedures in Monroe County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Monroe County Jail offers both on-site and remote video visits. You may add funds for this feature by visiting the kiosk in the Jail Lobby, visiting or by calling 1-870-933-6386. 

Video Visitation can be conducted on the internal kiosk inside of the jail's visitation room. This is a free visit that will only last 15 minutes per visitor. The visitor must be approved on the JailATM website for this to begin. Remote visits can last up to 30 minutes, but there is a fee.

Each inmate may designate up to three people as visitors when they are booked into the jail. No visitors under the age of 17 (unless the spouse of the inmate or accompanied by an adult) are allowed. 

Tiered Visitation Schedule

Top - 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Bottom - 11:00am-1:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm, 9:00pm-11:00pm

Monday: c-block
Top - 250, 251, 252, 253, 257, 258, 259, 260
Bottom - 239, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247, 248, 249

Tuesday - b-block
Top - 273, 274, 275, 276, 280, 281, 282, 283
Bottom - 262, 263, 264, 265, 269, 270, 271, 272

Wednesday: D-Block

Thursday: A-Block
Top - 300, 301, 302, 303
Bottom - 294, 295, 296, 297

Thursday: H-Block
Top - 312, 313, 314, 315
Bottom - 308. 309, 310, 311

Friday: F-Block

Physical Address

Monroe County Jail
145 L Cary Bittick Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(478) 994-7052

Inmate Mailing Address(es) – Monroe County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309

In an effort to prevent the introduction of drugs and contraband, incoming inmate mail at the Monroe County Jail is sent to a central processing facility, not the jail.

At this JailATM mail central facility in Atlanta, inmate mail is opened, scanned, and made available electronically to the inmate to view on devices. Parcel packages are not accepted for inmates. They will be rejected and returned to the sender.

Legal Mail

Legal mail should still be mailed directly to the jail, and must be sent by a legally approved entity. 

Legal Mail - Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Monroe Co Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
145 L Cary Bittick Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Business and Transactional Documents
Business and Transactional documents must also be mailed directly to the jail. These include: Checks • Passbooks • Deposit Slips • Birth Certificates • Social Security Cards • Driver's License • Alien Registration Card/Green Card • Welfare Card • Medical Card • School Diplomas • Personal Identification Card. Official documents sent directly to the institution will not be delivered to the inmate.

Attn: Business Office - Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Legal Mail - Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Monroe Co Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
145 L Cary Bittick Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Transactional Documents

For transactions that require an inmate signature or for the inmate to enter information on an original document in order to carry out a transaction (i.e. endorsing a check, transferring a vehicle title, etc.) the original document must be mailed to:

Attn: Business Office – Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Monroe Co Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
145 L Cary Bittick Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

Any general inmate correspondence included with transactional documents will be destroyed. Inmates are not permitted to keep original documentation sent through this process.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Monroe 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  9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, seven days a week. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Inmates can make calls using prepaid phone time from their commissary account or by placing a collect call. The person being called must accept the charges for all calls. 

Telephone Time may be added by visiting the kiosk in the Jail Lobby, visiting or by calling 1-877-618-3516.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Monroe County Jail are allowed to purchase approved/permitted items and snacks from McDaniel's Supply Company. All purchases are deducted from the inmates commissary account, which is maintained by the Detention Center.

Money in the form of cash, money order, or certified check that an inmate has in their possession when brought into the booking area, is credited to that inmate's commissary account.

Friends and family who wish to make a deposit into an inmate's account may do so by visiting the Detention Center and using the Jail ATM kiosk located in the front lobby. You may also use the following links to make deposits online using your credit or debit card.

Programs For Inmates

Religious Services

Inmates at the Monroe County Jail have the opportunity to express religious affiliations and beliefs and attend voluntary worship services conducted within the facility. Religious services are conducted two times per week.

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Careers at Monroe County Jail

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

Starting pay for dispatchers -- $15 per hour, civilian jailers -- $16.90 per hour, and certified deputies -- $19.99 per hour. Must be 20 years of age or older.