Wayne County Jail

The Wayne County Jail is located in Jesup, Georgia and operated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Jails Division. The function of this 170-bed jail is to receive and process adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. 

The Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County, click here or call the jail at 912-427-5975. 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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

Inmates at the Wayne County Jail are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. They must be scheduled in advance, anytime between 8:15am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information about visiting an inmate at the Wayne County Jail, call 912-427-5975.

Physical Address

Wayne County Jail
1892 South Macon Street
Jesup, GA, 31545

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dJYfkTTH9Us9oD9Q9

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Wayne County Jail
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1892 South Macon Street
Jesup, GA, 31545

Inmates at the Wayne 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 or online.


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


Deposit funds into accounts by computer by visiting McDaniel Supply Company's JailPackStore website, 24 hours a day, using a credit or debit card. Or, you can order and send a care package directly to your inmate at the Wayne County Jail.

JailPackStore requires you to register, add a credit or debit card, and then locate your inmate before you can see the available commissary products and prices. The maximum deposit amount is $300, and the fees to deposit money are:

$3.95 to deposit $10.00 - 25.00
$6.95 to deposit $25.01 - 100.00
$8.95 to deposit $100.01 - 200.00
$10.95 to deposit $200.01 to 300.00
Products that you can purchase include -
Candy, Crackers, Chips, Meats, Seafood, Writing supplies, Hygiene Kits, t-shirts, socks, and underwear. These are all available in various gift packs that range between $10 and $30. The shipping fee is $4.95.

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Careers at Wayne County Jail

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