Oglethorpe County Jail

The Oglethorpe County Jail is located in Crawford, Georgia and is operated by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office. 

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. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by local law enforcement. 

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 Oglethorpe County 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 Oglethorpe County, click here or call the jail at (706) 743-8101 and press 1.Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Oglethorpe 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 Oglethorpe 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

Call the Oglethorpe County Jail at (706) 743-8101 Option 1 for visiting hours and information.

Physical Address

Oglethorpe County Jail
115 Buddy Faust Rd
Crawford, GA 30630

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/inQv25a8sEQDRFRZ6

General Phone Number

(706) 743-8101

1 for the Jail
2 for Jail Medical Staff
3 for Non-emergency Dispatch
4 for Open Records Requests and Sex Offender Registry Inquiries
5 for Incident and Accident Reports

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Oglethorpe County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
115 Buddy Faust Rd
Crawford, GA 30630

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Oglethorpe 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. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Inmate phone calls are handled through Paytel. Visit their website to set up a prepaid phone account so you can accept calls from your inmate.

How to Send Money

If you wish to deposit money into an inmate's account, go to JailATM and click on the "Send Money Now" tab and enter your information, or click on the Gift Packs tab and select Oglethorpe County Ga from the drop down menus to send a care package filled with commissary items.

To deposit money in person, visit the Oglethorpe County Jail lobby and use the kiosk

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Careers at Oglethorpe County Jail

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