Washington County Jail

The Washington County Jail is located in Sandersville, Georgia and operated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The function of this jail is to receive and process adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. It has the capacity to house 200+ inmates.

The Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, call the jail at 478-552-3088. 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 Washington 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 Washington 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

On-site inmate visitation at the Washington County Jail is done by video visitation on Wednesdays and Sundays. Visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance, and can be scheduled online. In the event of an emergency situation or condition, visitation may be modified, restricted, or canceled until further notice.

Off-site visits can be done via computer or android device and may be scheduled within the permitted time frame 8 am to 9 pm. 

You must have an account with IC Solutions to visit your inmate, both on-site and off-site.

Visitation Rules

  • Visitors are not allowed to bring handbags, purses, bags, cameras, cell phones, or other recording devices into the jail's visitation area.
  • Visitors must wear proper attire. Inappropriate clothing such as halter tops, revealing clothing, see-through clothing, sleepwear, or any other clothing that may be deemed unacceptable is not allowed.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of any intoxicant will not be allowed to visit and will be subject to arrest.
  • Visitors who display unruly behavior will not be allowed to visit and are subject to arrest.
  • Visitors will be required to submit to a search of their person by Jail staff when asked to do so. Failure or refusal to submit to a search will result in denial of visitation.
  • Visits may be terminated or denied for violation of the visitation rules by visitors or inmates or when there is reason to believe the visit may not be in the best interest of the security and/or welfare of the Jail.

Physical Address

Washington County Jail
733 Kaolin Road
Sandersville, GA 31082

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6xgqQnmHUqVvuXVx7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Washington County Jail
Inmate Name / Inmate Number
P.O. Drawer 30
Sandersville, GA 31082

Inmates at the Washington County Jail may write and receive correspondence. Incoming mail must have the inmate's name above the mailing address, as well as a return address. Postage, paper, and envelopes are provided to the inmates through the commissary—do not send these items through the mail.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Washington 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

All inmates at the Washington County Jail have commissary accounts and are permitted to purchase items from the Jail commissary. Friends and family who wish to put money in an inmate's account may do so 24 hours a day via lobby kiosk, by phone, or by computer. 


The kiosk is located in the lobby of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and accepts cash or credit/debit cards. 

By Phone

You can also deposit funds by phone by calling 866-345-1884–24 hours a day—using a debit or credit card. 


Deposit funds into accounts by computer by visiting Access Corrections, 24 hours a day.

Programs For Inmates

Inmates at the Washington County Jail are offered the opportunity to attain their General Educational Development (GED). There are also two part-time chaplains on duty for the inmates, who are given ample opportunity to participate in bible studies and church services.

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Careers at Washington County Jail

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