Atkinson County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 09, 2024
20 Smith Ave W, Pearson, GA 31642
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 157, Pearson, GA 31642

Atkinson Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Atkinson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-422-3611.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Atkinson County Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Atkinson Co Jail, located at 20 Smith Ave W in Pearson, GA, is a secure detention center operated by the Atkinson County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Pearson Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Georgia. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Atkinson County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visitation at the Atkinson County Jail is conducted at the jail fence along the sidewalk, with designated times, regulations, and procedures to ensure order and security. Upon arrival, visitors are directed by a jailor to the appropriate location and must remain at least three feet from the fence, communicating through it.

Visitation occurs on Saturdays, divided into two sessions from 9:30 AM to 10:10 AM and from 10:15 AM to 10:55 AM. Each inmate's specific visitation time is determined by their cell location, and individuals can confirm their assigned time by contacting the jail or speaking with their loved one. Each inmate is permitted to receive a maximum of two visitors per session, with each visit lasting for forty minutes.

Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an approved adult and may only visit on a designated Children’s Visitation Day. On such days, only the biological, adopted, or stepchildren of an inmate are permitted to visit, and they are confined to the lobby area. All visitors are subject to search following state law, and those displaying intoxication, unruly behavior, or creating disturbances may be barred from visitation privileges and removed from the inmate's approved visitation list at the discretion of the Jail Administrator.

Visitors must register at the front counter with the officer conducting visitation and present a valid photo ID for verification. Children are not required to have photo identification but may need to present a birth certificate on Children’s Visitation Day.

Visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitation list to be allowed entry. They are expected to dress appropriately, avoiding provocative or revealing clothing; failure to comply with the dress code may result in being denied visitation. Visitors are required to use the sidewalks and are prohibited from crossing the grass or approaching inmate housing areas directly. Unauthorized attempts to communicate with inmates outside designated visitation protocols can result in prosecution for criminal trespassing and revocation of visiting privileges.

The Atkinson County Jail enforces these visitation guidelines to maintain security and order, ensuring that visits are conducted in a controlled and respectful manner.

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