Seminole County Jail

The Seminole County Jail is located in Donalsonville, Georgia and operated by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by the sheriff's office and the Donalsonville Police Department. 

The jail serves as a temporary holding facility, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date.

When someone is arrested in Seminole county by local law enforcement, 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 Seminole 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 Seminole County, call the jail at 229-524-8396. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Inmate Property

Each inmate who is booked into the Seminole County Jail is allowed to receive a package of personal items within the first 72 hours of incarceration. After this time, ALL items must be purchased from the jail commissary.

Permitted items are: three t- shirts, three pairs of socks, three pairs of underwear/panties, and three wireless bras. All items MUST be white, new, and in the original packaging.

Bonding someone out of the Seminole 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 Seminole 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. 

For more bond information in Seminole County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, on-site Inmate Visitation has been canceled until further notice. For visiting information, call the jail at 229-524-8396.

Physical Address

Seminole County Jail
208 Court Street
Donalsonville, GA 39845

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Seminole County Jail
208 Court Street
Donalsonville, GA 39845

All inmate mail must be on a plain postcard. No letters—the only exception is legal items.
All incoming cards must have a legible return address, including the sender’s name.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Seminole 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. 

To deposit funds for an inmate’s phone account, visit

How to Send Money

To deposit funds into an inmate's commissary (trust) account, visit

Inmates are allowed to purchase items off the Commissary: candy, snacks, items for personal hygiene, stationary, and clothing.

Money may be left for an inmate using the Kiosk machine in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office (no money orders or personal checks accepted). There is one Kiosk for Commissary and a separate Kiosk for phones.

Money orders or cashiers checks, made out to the inmate, may be sent through the mail.

Inmate’s Full Name 

Seminole County Jail

208 Court Street

Donalsonville, GA 39845

The money order or cashier’s check must clearly state the name of the receiving inmate and the sender's name. The envelope cannot contain any other items, such as photos or notes.

The purpose of the funds should be clearly identified—inmate commissary account or inmate phone account. If it is not specified, the money will be placed in the inmate’s commissary account.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Seminole County Jail

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

The office is currently accepting applications for DETENTION OFFICERS and COMMUNICATION OFFICERS.

A completed application can be dropped off at the sheriff's office, faxed to 229-524-8528, or emailed to: [email protected].

Click here to download an employment application

Job descriptions:  

Detention Officer – job description

Communications Officer – Job Description