White County Jail

The White County Jail (aka White County Detention Center) is located in Cleveland, Georgia and operated by the White County Sheriff's Office Detention Division. The function of this jail is to receive and process adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. 

The White 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 White 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 White 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 White County, click here or call the jail at (706) 865-5177. 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. They will either have a bond issued immediately after booking or within 72 hours of their arrest, depending upon the charges. 

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 to arrange a bond. 

First Appearance Hearings are held at 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday. This will apply to most arrestees who are taken into custody by warrant without a pre-existing/ordered bond amount.

Bonding someone out of the White 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 White 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. Current participating bonding companies in White County are:

  • 24/7 All Bail Bonds- 706-200-8430
  • A-Able Bonds- 800-564-8299
  • A-Ability Bonds- 706-219-1800
  • E-Z Out Bonds- 800-848-9242, 706-348-7580
For more information about bonds in White County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The White County Jail uses iwebvisit.com as their visitation service provider. Inmates are allowed one 15 minute on-site visit per week, or up to six 15-minute remote visits per day.

On site visitation times are available Saturdays from 9:00 am until 10:30 am and 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm. Visits can be scheduled at iwebvisit.com or by calling 706-219-7846.

How To Schedule a Visit Online

To schedule a visit through iwebvisit.com:

  • Go to www.iwebvisit.com and click "Create Account"
  • After your account is created, log In with your username and password
  • Select Active Facilities
  • Select White County Sheriff’s Detention Center, GA
  • Search for the inmate you wish to visit.
  • Follow the prompts to schedule an on-site or remote visit.

Visiting Rules

Inmate visitation at the White County Jail is a privilege. Inmates who become disciplinary problems or security risks will not be allowed to receive visitors. The following rules apply to everyone who participates in an On-site or Remote visit:

  • Engaging in illegal or illicit behavior, including disrobing and/or any sexual behavior on or off camera, is strictly prohibited and will result in visit termination with no refund. A visitor who engages in this kind of activity will be blocked for at least seven days from all visitation at the White County Detention Center and may be subject to criminal charges.
  • You must not display nude pictures to the inmate.
  • Everyone who is in view of the camera must dress appropriately. Those visiting remotely must dress as if visiting the jail in person. All children must also be fully clothed.
  • Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit an inmate, and will be required to leave the visiting center if visiting on-site.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to use iWebVisit.com, or you must be accompanied by an adult while conducting on-site or remote visits. Any visitor who appears to be under the age of 18 and is not accompanied by an adult, will be blocked from visiting until proof of age is provided with a valid, government-issued photo identification.
  • Taking pictures/screenshots/video of the inmate during your visits is prohibited.
  • Conducting remote visits while operating a motor vehicle is not allowed
  • Each inmate is allowed only one On-Site visit per visitation day.
  • Visitors are allowed only one On-Site visit per visitation day, with a single inmate.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any personal items with them into the visitation area, i.e. no cell phones, purses, etc.
  • Smoking, food, and beverages are not permitted.
  • Visitors are subject to search prior to entering the visitation area. Any visitor refusing such search will be denied entry.

Physical Address

White County Jail
1210 Hulsey Road
Cleveland, GA 30528

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/9MqFSxYqqct8hcVJ6

General Phone Number

(706) 219-7846 Inmate Services
(706) 865-5177 Detention Center

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

White County Jail
Inmate Name / Inmate Number
1210 Hulsey Road
Cleveland, GA 30528

Only Postcards in their original state, written in blue or black ink, are accepted as inmate mail. No letters in envelopes are allowed, but you can send in photos. See the photo rules below. Mail is only accepted from the US Postal Service (no package delivery or courier services).

Legal mail is accepted and will be searched in the presence of the receiving inmate. 


Inmates are allowed to keep up to four photographs in their possession while in the Detention Center. Photos can be sent in an envelope, which must be marked “Photos Enclosed” and include no other correspondence. 

Any additional photographs will be placed in the inmate’s property. Photos must be printed on photographic quality paper. Any photographs printed on copy paper are not permitted. Pictures must be 4”x6” or smaller, but may not be Polaroid/”instant” type photographs. Photos depicting nudity, drugs or alcohol, illegal activity, etc. will not be permitted.


Books must be mailed directly from the publisher/retailer, addressed to the inmate, and delivered to the White County Sheriff’s Office. Books must be soft cover and jail appropriate. Books may NOT include items made of “magazine” material and may not include staples.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the White 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. 

White County Jail uses PAYTEL for inmate phone service. Inmates can make a few collect calls, but they need to have money on their Paytel account in order to talk to you when they are out of their cells and using the common area phones. Visit the PAYTEL website to deposit funds for those calls.

Please note: inmates have the ability to transfer funds from their commissary account to their phone account.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the White 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.


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.


A kiosk is located in the lobby of the White County Detention Center that accepts commissary and phone deposits by debit/credit card.

By Mail

Money orders made payable to the inmate can be brought to the jail and dropped off with an officer. Or, they can be mailed to the inmate at the jail. The money order must be addressed to the inmate and must include the purchaser’s signature. Mail the money order to:

White County Detention Center
Inmate Name
"Inmate Accounts"
1210 Hulsey Road
Cleveland, GA 30528

Programs For Inmates

Inmate Library

White County Detention Center inmates are offered the ability to utilize books from the Inmate Library. 

  • Book Donations- Books may be donated, but must be soft cover and jail appropriate. Donations may NOT include items made of “magazine” material and may not include staples. Lobby donations cannot be donated to specific individuals. This includes religious materials.

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Careers at White County Jail

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

The hiring process includes but is not limited to: Intensive background investigation, polygraph examination, oral interview, and drug screen. To be considered for employment with the White County Sheriff's Office, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years of age for Deputy Sheriff, and 18 years of age for Jailer and civilian positions
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Honorable discharge (if prior military)
  • Have no adverse driving record nor felony convictions.


Applications will NOT be accepted without required BIRTH CERTIFICATE, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR G.E.D.