Worth County Jail

The Worth County Jail is located in Sylvester, Georgia and is operated by the Worth 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. 

The Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth County, click here or call the jail at (229) 776-3142 . 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. 

Bonding someone out of the Worth 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 Worth 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 visitation for inmates at the Worth County Jail follows guidelines to control Covid-19. All visitors are screened before entering the jail; and if you have a temperature of 99.1 or greater you will not be allowed in and the visit will be canceled. 

Upon entry to the jail, you are required to wear a mask during the entire visit. You MUST have your own mask; they will not be provided by the jail. If an officer catches you without your mask on, your visit will be terminated immediately.  NO MASK NO VISIT!  

Video Visits

All sessions must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Each visitation session has a duration of 29 minutes.

Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sunday thru Saturday (7 days a week)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Dress Code

Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) may result in vour visit being denied. None of the following clothing items are permitted during a visit, both on-site and remote.

  • Pajamas
  • Short shorts, skirts, or dresses (must be knee length)
  • No tank top dresses or sundresses
  • See-through garments of any type
  • Tank tops, crop tops, halter tops, or backless tops
  • Low-cut blouses
  • Head rags, scarfs, doo-rags, or bandanas

During remote sessions, nudity, partial nudity, anything erotic or any other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. 

Instructions for Visitor Registration

Visit https://worthga.gettingintouch.com and click on new user registration.

  • Enter your email address/Last Name, First Name/Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)/ ID Number (Driver’s License Number or SSN)
    • Your ID number will be your password. You will be required to enter this information when scheduling visits.
  • Enter your current address and phone number
  • Select the Inmate you are requesting to visit.
    • Enter your relationship to the inmate  e., Mother, Father, Wife
      • You will be allowed to visit additional inmates that are approved.
      • Once you log in to schedule your visit, you can request to visit additional inmates.
  • This information will be approved or denied by the facility.

You will be notified via email of this decision. 

If you do not have internet access or if you need assistance, call 888-843-1972.

Physical Address

Worth County Jail
201 North Main Street Rm# 14
Sylvester, Ga. 31791

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/fUnBey4AdKFBPx4s8

General Phone Number

(229) 776-3142 Jail Main Line
(229) 776-8219 Dispatch Center
(229) 776-8211 Captain Rhonda Carter, Jail Administrator

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

c/o Worth County Sheriff’s Office
201 North Main Street Rm# 14
Sylvester, Ga. 31791

All inmate mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be in the form of pre-stamped or metered postcards. They must be addressed properly (including the inmate's full name and ID number). Legal mail must be in official envelopes and is checked for contraband only.

Acceptable Postcards

  • Stamps are NOT allowed, postcards must be metered or have a pre-printed stamp.
  • Minimum size requirements are 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches.
  • Maximum allowable postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
  • Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY.
  • Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.

Unacceptable Postcards

  • Defaced or altered Postcards.
  • No plastic or wrappings on Postcards.
  • Postcards marked with paint, crayons or markers.
  • Postcards with labels or stickers.
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains.
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references.
  • Postcards containing an affixed stamp.


  • Photos are only accepted at www.smartjailmail.com
  • Photographs must not depict sexual activity, visibly expose the breast, pubic area or buttocks, contain gang signs or codes or promote or show illegal activity.
  • All drawings suspected of being used for tattoo purposes will be rejected


  • Inmates are allowed two books per month.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Worth 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 Worth County Jail have commissary accounts and are allowed to purchase items from the Jail commissary. Friends and family who wish to put money in an inmate's account may do so by bringing money to the jail lobby and making a deposit at the kiosk. American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa Cards are accepted.

Another option is to go online to CommissaryDeposit.com. Click "deposit" and choose Georgia, then Worth County Jail.

Search for, then Select your inmate and choose the amount to send. Then, finalize the transaction with a debit or credit card.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Worth County Jail

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