Pierce County Jail

The Pierce County Jail (aka the Pierce County Detention Center) is located in Blackshear, Georgia, and operated by the Pierce 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 Pierce 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 within the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Pierce County, click here or call the jail at (912) 449-2011. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Bondsman in Pierce County are:

  • Frank Aspinwall Bail Bonds, (912) 285-3182
  • Satilla Bonding (Colleen Youmans), (912) 449-0311
  • First Choice Bail Bonds (Ray Cook), (912) 449-5551
For more information about bonds, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmates at the Pierce County Jail are allowed 15 minute visits. Visiting hours are based on where the inmate is housed. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays, A Cell, 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, C Cell, 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, D Cell, 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, E Cell, 7:30 PM
  • Friday, B Cell, 7:30 PM

There are restrictions on who qualifies to visit inmates within the detention center. Anyone who is a convicted felon or has been incarcerated within the detention center in the last year is disqualified.

Your visit may be denied if:

  • You are disruptive or dangerous
  • You attempt to introduce contraband
  • You have a recent history of disruptive behavior at the jail
  • You appear to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs
  • You refuse to show identification.
  • The inmate refuses the visit.
  • You are inappropriately dressed.

Dress Code

Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting the Pierce County Jail. Anyone who violates these rules will not be allowed to visit. Shoes are required at all times. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dresses or tops with thin straps which expose shoulders, chest, or back area in any manner.
  • Sleeveless dresses or shirts. No tank tops of any kind.
  • Tube tops or halters.
  • Any type of clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area.
  • Any type of clothing made of sheer or transparent material.
  • Shorts more than two inches above the knee.
  • Dresses, skirts, or similar garments that are more than two inches above the knee.
  • Females are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras, panties, and slips.
  • Male visitors are required to wear shirts. Tank tops and see-through tops made of net or mesh webbing are not allowed. 
  • Shorts more than two inches above the knee.
  • Any other type of clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way shall be prohibited.

Physical Address

Pierce County Jail
300 Pierce Industrial Blvd.
Blackshear, GA 31516

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/1gJP3gtdawRMPd6A9

General Phone Number

(912) 449-2011

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Pierce County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
300 Pierce Industrial Blvd.
Blackshear, GA 31516

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Pierce 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

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

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Pierce County Jail

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