Upson County Jail

The Upson County Jail is located in Thomaston, Georgia and operated by the Upson County Sheriff's Office. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by county or municipal enforcement. The jail can hold up to 215 inmates at full capacity.

The Upson County 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 Upson county, 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 Upson 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 Upson County, click here or call the jail at 706-647-7411. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Bonding someone out of the Upson 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 Upson 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 Upson County Jail at 706-647-7411 for visiting hours and information.

Physical Address

Upson County Jail
235 Aviation Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name
Upson County Jail
235 Aviation Drive
Thomaston, GA 30286

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Upson 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.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can place money on an inmate's account at the Upson County Jail in two different ways. Inmates can use the money to buy snacks, stationary items, some clothing, and hygiene items. These items are also available for family and friends to purchase directly online


Visit to deposit funds online using a debit or credit card, to order a care package that is delivered to the jail.

In Person

Money orders can be brought to the jail and dropped off with an officer. They should be made out to the inmate and have the buyer's name clearly written on the money order. 

NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. A receipt will be given and money will be deposited directly into the inmate’s account.

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Careers at Upson County Jail

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

Applicants for the jail officer positions must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid Georgia driver's license.