The Hall County Jail in Georgia, commanded by Captain Danny Woods, was opened in December 2007 and is a modern, state of the art facility utilizing the latest in technology and a well-planned, comprehensive design. The main Hall County Jail facility consists of 1026 beds; male and female work release houses 136 beds and the house arrest program manages up to 60 inmates daily.
As the largest division within Hall County Sheriff’s Office, the Hall County Jail consists of 210 Officers and 40 Clerks, and is responsible for multiple areas of operation within the Sheriff’s Service Division. In addition to housing inmates, the Hall County Jail division also handles all inmate transports to and from court or other holding facilities, as well as medical and dental appointments.
This Hall County Jail division also operates a warrant service unit that serves approximately 600 arrest warrants per month. Utilizing inmate labor, the division oversees grounds maintenance for all Sheriff’s Office facilities. Of note is that the Hall County Jail generates approximately $5 million in revenue annually from boarding in inmates from other jurisdictions.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office
Hall County, Georgia is located on the northeastern outskirts of Metro Atlanta and is a rapidly growing community. As the county’s primary law enforcement agency, we provide full law enforcement services to a population of more than 184,000 citizens living across 394 square miles.
Presently the 6th largest Sheriff’s Office in the state of Georgia, we operate with an authorized strength of more than 400 officers, performing duties that include uniform patrol, criminal investigations, narcotics and gang investigations, jail operations, courthouse security, and civil process.
The demands on the agency are great and ever changing, but the men and women of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office rise to those challenges daily through extraordinary dedication to the community they proudly serve.
Hall County Jail - Inmate Mail
Hall County Jail inmates may only receive mail/magazines received through the United States Postal Service. Only approved items, as outlined in the inmate handbook, will be accepted. All mail for inmates must have the name and address of the sender in the upper left corner of the envelope. Any mail received for an inmate without the return address will be placed in the inmate’s file. Any outgoing mail not properly addressed will be returned to the inmate. All incoming inmate mail will be inspected.
Hall County Jail inmates mail must be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Name & Block
Hall County Detention Center
P.O. Box 908030
Gainesville, GA 30501
Hall County Jail Inmate Property
All inmates are issued jail uniforms and jail shoes. Therefore no other clothing or personal items will be accepted. (This does not include court clothing). NO personal hygiene items or tobacco products will be accepted at the Hall County Jail. The inmates are allowed to purchase hygiene items through the inmate commissary. Any medication or special needs items must be approved by medical staff.
Court clothes will be accepted no more than 2 days prior to the inmate court date Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The inmate(s) will be responsible to have these clothes picked up immediately after the court proceeding have concluded. Clothes will be accepted for jury trials or by the written request of the inmate’s attorney.
Any inmate who has been found guilty and is a State inmate will be required to have all personal property picked up within 10 working days. Any property remaining at the Hall County Jail (Detention Center) after this time will be disposed of. This property may be picked up between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NOTE: All inmates are required to have one set of street clothes at the facility at all times for use when released or transferred.
Hall County Jail Inmate Account
Money is accepted 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Money orders will be accepted through the mail only. No checks will be accepted. Cash only will be accepted at the Hall County Jail.
Hall County Jail Telephones Calls
Each cell block is equipped with collect telephones. Inmates will be allowed use of these telephones from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily. Any misuse will result in loss of privilege for an indefinite period of time.
Inmates may NOT receive telephone calls or messages.
In the case of a family emergency, when it is necessary to contact the inmate, call the Hall County Jail and ask to speak with the Watch Commander.
All outgoing inmate calls are made COLLECT (local and long distance). If you have questions regarding this procedure and the cost, contact your telephone company.
Religious Service in Hall County Jail
Religious services will be held each Sunday at times determined by the Hall County Detention Center Commander. These are for the inmates only and the services are closed to the public.
Bonds in Hall County Jail
A bond may be made at any time provided the offense is bondable and all the requirements are met.
Property Bonds: A person owning property in Hall County may post a Property Bond if the bond amount does not exceed the amount of the equity in said property and their name appears in the tax books of Hall County or they have a current tax statement in their name. A picture I.D. is required.
NOTE: A person can only be on one property bond at any given time.
Cash Bond: The full amount may be posted in cash. The money will be returned after the case is completed, minus any fines/fees that may be owed.Professional Bondsman: The arrangements will have to made between the concerned parties. Hall County cannot become involved at this level.
Out-Of-County Bond: Property owners will have to go to the county concerned and return with a sealed bond. To receive an Out-Of-County Bond from Hall County you will need to know: court, court date and time, charges and the amounts of the bonds in question.
Hall County Jail - Court Appearances
Any inmate in the Hall County Jail will be transported to court for a first appearance hearing. Family members must obtain information regarding future court dates directly from the inmate, as the jail does not provide this information.
How do I visit an inmate in the Hall County Jail?
Hall County Jail Visitation Rules
All visitors must obey all applicable jail rules or directives from officers.
- Visitors must sign in on the visitor’s log book.
- Visitors must have a valid picture I.D. and comply with all applicable rules.
- All minors and children must be accompanied by an adult who can vouch for their identity and age.
- All visitors must refrain from loud talking, disruptive, or dangerous conduct.
- Visitors who come to the Jail under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be turned away and may be subject to arrest.
- No firearms, dangerous devices, controlled substances, or other contraband is permitted inside the detention facility. Anyone attempting to bring contraband into the jail is subject to arrest (O.C.G.A. 42-4-13).
- If children are brought into the facility they must remain in the care of an adult at all times.
- Handbags, diaper bags, carry-alls and other valuables must be secured in your vehicle. Any item brought into the Jail is subject to be searched.
- There will be no smoking within the Hall County Jail.
- Only those people visiting will be allowed within the detention facility. All others will be required to wait in the parking lot or inside their vehicles.
- Visitors may be turned away if they are deemed to pose a threat the security of the facility.
- Visitation for the Hall County Jail is subject to cancellation or change due to compelling operational problems to be determined by the facility commander. Visitation is a privilege subject to the below guidelines.
Special visitation may be requested by out-of-state visitors. These visits are one-time only and require appropriate identification.
Visitor Dress Code
- All tops must have high neck, sleeves and be full length.
- All tops will be made of non transparent material and color.
- (examples of impermissible attire; low cut shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts , midriff shirts, fish net shirts, mesh material, light colored shirts that can be seen through, sheer shirts and shirts with holes or tears).
- All shorts, skirts and dresses must be knee length.
- Bottoms must not be low cut as to sit below the hips and under garments should not be visible.
- Bottoms will be made of a non transparent material and color.
- (Examples of impermissible attire; mesh bottoms, light colored bottoms that can be seen through, bottoms that have holes and tears, low rise bottoms and shorts that show under clothing).
- Visitors will not be allowed to use other materials to cover inappropriate dress; such as jackets, coats, scarves, etc.
Which Inmates May Have Visitation
- Inmates that have processed through the booking and classification procedures and are currently assigned to permanent housing within the facility.
- Inmates that have not lost his/her privileges by violating detention center rules.
Hall County Jail Visitation Schedule
THE VISITATION SCHEDULE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. PLEASE CONTACT THE HALL COUNTY JAIL TO CONFIRM THE APPROPRIATE DAY FOR VISITATION FOR THE INMATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT. YOUR NAME MUST APPEAR ON THE INMATE’S VISITATION LIST IN ORDER TO VISIT.
Each inmate will be allowed one 30 minute visit per week between the hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. There will be no more than three visitors, including children allowed during this 30 minute period. All visitors must come at the same time. (The 30 minute rule does not apply to Attorneys and Clergy).
Clergy will be allowed to visit through the week during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Attorneys may visit any time.