Walker County Jail
The Walker County Jail (aka the Walker County Detention Center) is located in LaFayette, Georgia and operated by the Walker County Sheriff's Office Detention Division. The function of this jail is to receive and process people who have been arrested by county or municipal enforcement. The Walker County Jail currently has a daily population averaging 200 inmates.
The Walker 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 Walker 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 Walker 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.
To find out if your loved one is being held in Walker County, call the jail at (706) 638-1909. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.
Upon arrival at the jail, the inmate will go through the booking process, which is the same for everyone regardless of the charge. Inmates will be given the opportunity to use the telephone once the booking process is completed to contact their family, attorney, and/or a bondsman.
Bonding someone out of the Walker 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 Walker 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.
Inmates are not allowed to have valuables of any kind in their possession, or transfer any item to another inmate. Friends or family members may bring the following items for their inmate.
The following are guidelines of approved items and quantities.
CLOTHING (must be white or gray only)
3-pair of panties, boxers or briefs
3-bras (no underwire)
3-pair of socks
Walker County Jail
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visitation at the Walker County Detention Center is provided through Securus Technologies to allow family members to visit their inmate more on their schedule. You can choose to visit from the Detention Center, or you can visit from your home via the internet.
The current visitation schedule is as follows:
Anywhere Visitation Monday-Friday 10:00AM - 3:00PM and 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Anywhere Visitation Saturday-Sunday 10:00AM - 3:00PM and 7:30PM-10:00PM
Visits are scheduled in 20 minute increments. To schedule your next onsite or home visit
The Walker County Jail is a smoke-free facility, and any tobacco products, lighters, or matches are strictly prohibited inside the Jail.
Walker County Jail
105 South Duke Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/VXEJ5s3erggAfkgc9
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
JailATM.com - Walker County Sheriff's Office
Inmate Name / Inmate Number
925B Peachtree St NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309
All inmate mail should have a correct return address. Any mail not completely filled out (including mail with nicknames) will be returned to the sender unopened. All incoming mail will be opened and inspected prior to delivery except legal mail correspondence from an attorney.
Any mail containing contraband could result in the loss of visitation and /or prosecution for the visitor and disciplinary actions and/or prosecution against the inmate.
All LEGAL MAIL and BOOKS must be addressed as follows:
Inmates Full Name
ID# (5 digit)
Walker County Jail
PO Box 866
LaFayette, GA 30728
Photos – only three at a time. Must be printed on photo paper, no printer paper
Books – only three at a time. Must be paperback
Magazines – only three at a time. No nudity or explicit content. Staples removed.
Reading materials of explicit sexual nature, tattoos, pertaining to the purchase of assembling weapons or inciting persons to commit violent actions are not permitted in the jail.
The jail staff reserves the right not to accept anything that is inappropriate in a jail setting. Items deemed inappropriate may be destroyed.
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at the Walker 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.
The telephones in the general population are turned on by an automatic timer at 9:00 AM and are turned off at 11:00 PM. Three way calling is not permitted and will result in that number having a block placed on it. Phone calls generally last around 15 minutes and then will automatically disconnect after a warning.
Phone cards are available for purchase to contact numbers that don't accept collect calls. Order forms are passed out to the inmates once every week.
How to Send Money
Friends and family can place money on an inmate's account at the Walker 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 JailATM.com to deposit funds online using a debit or credit card. Or, to order a care package that is delivered to the jail.
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.
Programs For Inmates
All inmates at the Walker County Jail have access to an on-staff Chaplain and church service programs, commissary services, television services, telephone services, mail services, and personal visitation services.
Religious services are scheduled on Thursday evening of each week, provided by Chaplain Steve Gregory. Services include Bible study, counseling, anger management, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and depression management classes.
Chaplain Gregory is also available for Emergency crisis assistance which includes but is not limited to family illness or a death in the inmate's family.
Walker County Sheriff's Office has a medical co-payment policy. Inmates who request medical services must pay a portion of the cost of those services, as they would outside the jail. These charges are per visit. The fee for each service is set in advance and is the same for each Inmate.
If an inmate requires valid emergency care, there is no charge. If the nurse or physician at the jail wants to see the inmate for an appointment, there is no charge.
Inmates without money will not be denied medical care. Their account will run a negative balance for the services and medications that they received.
Fees associated with medical attention are as follows:
$3.00 for any medications that are prescribed.
$5.00 to see the Physician or his designee.
The jail will not provide eyeglasses or repair glasses. The Inmate may have someone bring a pair of prescription glasses to the jail, but they are limited to one pair of eyeglasses.
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Careers at Walker County Jail
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All Detention Officers must successfully complete the required Georgia P.O.S.T. Jail Officer Training upon employment and are required to attend training on an annual basis.
Applicants generally start out working in the detention division, booking and supervising inmates. Jailers are required to attend a two-week training session to become certified in all aspects of a detention facility. Detention officers who have been with the department for a period of at least six months may be eligible to attend mandatory school to become a certified deputy sheriff.