Spalding County Jail

The Spalding County Jail (aka the Spalding County Detention Center) is located in Griffin, Georgia and operated by the Spalding 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 Spalding 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 Spalding 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 Spalding County, click here or call the jail at (770) 467-4286. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Do not confuse the Spalding County Jail with the Spalding County Prison. The prison is for adult males who have been convicted by the state of Georgia and sentenced to a work camp.

Bonding someone out of the Spalding 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 Spalding 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 in Spalding County are:

B & P Bonding


Anytime Bail Bonding


1st Choice Bonding


Rapid Bonding


For more information about bonds in Spalding County, click here or click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

There is no in-person inmate visitation at the Spalding County Detention Center. All visitation is conducted electronically via the internet. Inmates have access to visitation kiosks between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

When you participate in a video visit, you must be appropriately dressed and remain in view of the camera. If inappropriate clothing or conduct is detected the visit may be terminated without a refund.

Video visitation is provided through JailATM. You must create an account before you can visit, and there are fees associated with this service.

Physical Address

Spalding County Jail
401 Justice Blvd.
Griffin, GA 30224

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(770) 467-4286

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Spalding County Jail
401 Justice Blvd.
Griffin, GA 30224

All non-privileged inmate mail is opened and screened for contraband. Only letters are accepted, nothing else is allowed in the envelope. All letters are scanned and sent to the inmates, and all originals are destroyed. Letters are available for the inmate to see for 14 days.

No printed material is accepted (pages from magazines, etc). Nothing can be in the envelope except a letter.

No books, magazines, newspapers, or packages are accepted for inmates in the jail. They will be returned to the sender.

Electronic Messaging

Inmates are allowed to receive electronic messages through the JailATM website. Inmates may also receive picture attachments, if they meet requirements. Inmates have access to visitation kiosks and tablets between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Spalding 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. 

Telephones are operational from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. daily.

How to Send Money

Money may be put on an inmate's account at the Spalding County Jail in one of two ways:

Visitors can make deposits using cash or debit card using a JailATM kiosk, located in the Jail Lobby. Or, they can log on to and deposit funds. Each week, inmates are limited to spending $70 for food and $30 for sanitary and hygiene items. 

Gift Packs

Family members and friends can also visit and order $35 gift packs. Orders for this item must be placed by midnight Wednesday for Thursday/Friday delivery.

Other Charges

In addition to being used for purchasing items from commissary, inmate accounts will be charged a reasonable deduction in the following instances:

  • Property willfully damaged or destroyed by an inmate during incarceration.
  • Searching for and apprehending an inmate when he/she escapes, or attempts to escape.
  • Stopping any riot, or other disturbance, in which the inmate is unlawfully involved.
  • Replacement of a lost or damaged ID Card is $5.00.
  • Medical appointment fee of $5.00 per visit.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Spalding County Jail

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

Detention officers earn $43,067 per year, plus numerous benefits. There are opportunities for career growth, plus pay incentives for training and experience. If you have any questions, call Deputy Gasaway or Lieutenant Harris at 770-467-4282.

Applicants must be at least 18, with no felony convictions. They must also have a high school diploma or GED, and be able to pass a background check.