Pickens County Jail

The Pickens County Jail is located in Jasper, Georgia and operated by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. When someone is arrested, they are usually 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. It is primarily a temporary holding facility for men and women who have been arrested, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date.

The Pickens County Jail also 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 Pickens County, click here or call the jail at 706-253-8900. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Pickens 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 Pickens 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

Inmate visitation at the Pickens County Jail is a privilege. Inmates who become disciplinary problems or a security risk will not be allowed to have visitors. The inmate visitation schedule is based on housing location.

Visitation Schedule

Visiting sessions at the jail are at the following times:

8:30-9:00 AM
9:00-9:30 AM
9:30-10:00 AM
10:00-10:30 AM

6:30-7:00 PM
7:00-7:30 PM
7:30-8:00 PM
8:00-8:30 PM
8:30-9:00 PM
9:00-9:30 PM
9:30-10:00 PM

The Housing Unit Visitation Schedule is as follows:

  • A-PodSaturday Evening/Sunday Morning
  • B-Pod Monday Evening/Thursday Morning
  • C-PodWednesday Evening/Monday Morning
  • D-PodSunday Evening/Saturday Morning
  • E-Pod Thursday Evening/Tuesday Morning
  • F-PodFriday Evening/Wednesday Morning
  • G-PodTuesday Evening/Friday Morning
  • Special Housing Females: Wednesday Evening/Monday Morning

Special Housing Males: Monday Evening/Thursday Morning

Visiting Rules

Each inmate is allowed one visit per day. All visitors must provide a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, foreign id or passports) to visit with their inmate. Visitation is limited to two adults and two children only. An adult must accompany all visitors who are under 17 years of age. Children must be monitored at all times.

Visitation sign-up is limited and on a first-come first serve basis. Visitors are encouraged to come early to reserve a visitation time.

Visitors are not allowed to bring any personal belongings with them into the visitation area other than their picture ID and/or a set of keys. You will be subject to a pat-down search prior to entering the visitation area. Any visitor who refuses this search will be denied entry to visit. 

Smoking, food, or drinks are NOT allowed in the visitation areas.

No personal contact visits are allowed with inmates.

Dress Code

Proper attire is required when visiting an inmate. No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts or dresses, tight shorts, hats or any other form of provocative dress will be allowed. Shirt and shoes must be worn.

Remote Visits

Off-site video visitation is available through www.jailatm.com for free. You can access this service from your home computer or cell phone and it is unlimited. However, it will only be accessed during the inmate's free time.

All rules set forth for non-contact in person visitation at the jail must also be adhered to when using the video visitation system. Any lewd, profane or inappropriate behavior shall result in loss of video visitation privileges for the visitor.

Physical Address

Pickens County Jail
2985 Camp Road
Jasper, Georgia 30143

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/UkdM1fsDEykiu2ds5

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Pickens County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
2985 Camp Road
Jasper, Georgia 30143

All incoming mail is monitored for contraband. Personal packages are not permitted. Mail from other jails, prisons, boot camps, or any detention facility will not be accepted. Mail with no return address will not be given to the inmates. 

Items containing glitter, glues, adhesive, correction liquid or tape, crayons, paints, perfumes, lipstick, or any other chemical agents, or any wet areas will not be allowed. Pages/inserts removed from any publication and photocopies of any publications are not allowed.


Books, periodicals, and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher, authorized distributor, or on-line retail distributor. All books, periodicals, and magazines must be of appropriate content.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Pickens 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. Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from the facility's telephone services between the hours of 6 am to 10 pm. 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. If you have questions, contact Paytel at 1-800-729-8355. 

Inmates who are on disciplinary segregation are not allowed to make general phone calls. Jail personnel will not pass on any personal messages to inmates.

How to Send Money

Friends and family who would like to add money to an inmate's commissary account while they are incarcerated at the Pickens County Jail, can do so online at JailATM. You can also visit the jail in person and use the kiosk located in the lobby.

Care Packages

JailATM will also allow you to send care packages to your inmate at the Pickens County Jail. Here are some of the most popular options available:

SWEET & SALTY | $19.80

  • Sweet & Salty Mix
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Sunflower Kernels
  • Lays Chips
  • Gold-N-Chee
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • Crunch Munch
  • Honeybun
  • Gem Donuts
  • Peppermint
  • 3 Musketeers

FIERY HOT | $22.55

  • Hot Fries
  • JP Cheetos
  • Flaming Peanuts
  • JP Pretzel Pieces
  • Hot Pork Skins
  • Spicy Salsa Rounds
  • JP Cheddar Crackers
  • JP Cheese Squeezers
  • Hot & Spicy Sausage
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Snack Crackers
  • Fireballs


  • Chili Noodles (4)
  • Cajun Chicken Noodles (4)
  • Soy Noodles (4)
  • Chicken Noodles (4)
  • Beef Noodles (4)
  • Shrimp Noodles (4)
  • Snack Crackers 
  • Beef and Cheese Sticks (2)
  • Cheez Its (2)

THE MONSTER | $35.93

  • Stamped Postcards (3)
  • Writing Pad
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Iced Honey Bun
  • Swiss Roll Box
  • Butterfinger Cookies
  • Sour Cream & Cheddar Doritos
  • Honey Mustard Pretzels
  • M&Ms
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Sour Fruit BAlls
  • Trail Mix
  • Snack Crackers
  • Cheese Squeezer
  • Peanut Butter Squeezer
  • Jelly Squeezer
  • Beef Sticks
  • Orange Drink (6 pack)


  • 4 oz Shampoo
  • 4 oz Conditioner
  • Dial Soap
  • Colgate Toothpaste
  • 4 oz Body Lotion
  • Deodorant Stick
  • Stamped Postcards (4)


  • Colombian Coffee (2)
  • Cappuccino Vanilla (3)
  • Sweetener
  • Creamer Packs
  • Hot Chocolate (2)
  • Swiss Roll
  • Toaster Pastry Box
  • Nutrigrain Bar

SWEET TOOTH | $19.25

  • Kit Kat
  • M&Ms Plain
  • Snickers
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Butterfinger
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Iced Honey Bun
  • Cacao Choc Cookies
  • Nutty Bar Box
  • Peppermint
  • Butterscotch
  • Chic O Stick

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Careers at Pickens County Jail

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

The hiring process for a detention officer in Pickens County is as follows:

  • Application Review

  • Written Test (GED type) – must score 80%
  • Physical Agility Test 
    • Running
    • Jumping (low hurdle)
    • Climbing Stairs
    • Low crawling
    • Jumping (broad-type)
    • Climbing through a window
    • Dragging a weight (150 lbs)
    • Running
  • Conditional Offer
  • Background check
  • Hiring Review Board
  • Interview with Sheriff Craig
  • Medical exam, drug screen, and psychological test
  • Polygraph
  • Final Offer