Barrow County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: December 24, 2022
652 Barrow Park Dr, Winder, GA 30680

Barrow County Detention Center 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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Barrow County Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 770-307-3084

The Barrow County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 652 Barrow Park Dr Winder, GA which is operated locally by the Barrow County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Barrow County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Winder Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Detention Division is comprised of a highly motivated and well-trained team of 102 officers and civilian staff. Division members routinely participate in a variety of community and charitable events, including The Sheriff’s Poker Run and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The Officers of the Detention Division understand the importance of training. They designed and implemented the Detention Training Officer Program to assist newly hired employees entering the law enforcement profession.

In addition to the primary mission of facility security, Detention Division Officers provide many other security and supervisory services. These include:

  • Supervision of Inmate Meals
  • Preparing inmates for transport to other facilities
  • Receiving inmates arriving from outside facilities
  • Inmate escort to Court Services
  • Inmate escort and supervision at medical treatment
  • Inmate escort and supervision at mental health treatment
  • Conducting inmate visitation
  • Conducting attorney visitation
  • Escort and supervision of inmates to Drug Rehabilitation Services
  • Sheriffs Work Detail Program

When is an inmate scheduled for release?

Exact release dates are not made public information for several reasons, the most common are listed below:
•Additional Barrow County warrants may be pending.
•The inmate may have a hold for charges in another jurisdiction and may need to be transported after completing their time in Barrow County.
•Inmate status change, such as loss of inmate worker status, may change the expected release date.

In most cases, the inmate will be allowed to make a phone call to arrange transportation after being released.

When is an inmate scheduled for court?

Contacting the inmates’ attorney is the best way to find out when an inmate will be going to court.

Court dates are set by the court of jurisdiction over the charges ( Auburn City, Statham City, Winder City, Magistrate, Probate, Superior) For example: A Magistrate charge would be handled by the Magistrate Judge and the court date would be set by Magistrate Court.

Probation or Parole Violation are settled in a variety of ways, questions about court dates for an inmate whose only charge is a Violation of Probation or Parole should be directed to the inmate’s Probation or Parole Officer.

Can an inmate receive time off of their sentence? ( “Good time” or “2 for 1” )

It is important to understand that any reduction in sentence or early release is a privilege and not a right.

Inmates who become inmate workers are most likely to receive this reduction to their sentence. There are many factors that determine if an inmate is even eligible for a good time. The most common factors which would prevent a reduction in sentence, regardless of inmate status, are as follows:
•A State of Georgia Prison sentence commonly referred to as “State time”
•A new felony sentence meaning a crime for which the inmate was not already on probation.
•A sentence that is suspended upon the inmate being accepted into a State Probation Detention Center, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), or similar treatment program.

O.C.G.A. 42-4-7

§ 42-4-7. Maintenance of inmate record by the sheriff; earned time allowances

(a) The sheriff shall keep a record of all persons committed to the jail of the county of which he or she is sheriff. This record shall contain the name of the person committed, such person’s age, sex, race, under what process such a person was committed and from what court the process issued, the crime with which the person was charged, the date of such person’s commitment to jail, the day of such person’s discharge, under what order such a person was discharged, and the court from which the order issued. This record shall be subject to examination by any person in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50, relating to the inspection of public records.
(b)(1) The sheriff, chief jailer, warden, or other officer designated by the county as custodian of inmates confined as county inmates for probation violations of felony offenses or as provided in subsection (a) of Code Section 17-10-3 may award earned time allowances to such inmates based on institutional behavior. Earned time allowances shall not be awarded which exceed one-half of the period of confinement imposed, except that the sheriff or other custodian may authorize the award of not more than four days’ credit for each day on which an inmate does work on an authorized work detail; provided, however, that such increased credit for performance on a work detail shall not apply to an inmate who is incarcerated for:

(A) A second or subsequent offense of driving under the influence under Code Section 40-6-391 within a five-year period of time, as measured from the date of any previous arrest for which a conviction was obtained or a plea of nolo contendere was accepted to the date of the current arrest for which a conviction is obtained or a plea of nolo contendere is accepted;

(B) A misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature; or

(C) A crime committed against a family member as defined in Code Section 19-13-1.

(2) While an inmate sentenced to confinement as a county inmate is in custody as a county inmate, the custodian of such inmate may award an earned time allowance consistent with this subsection and subsection (b) of Code Section 17-10-4 based on the institutional behavior of such inmate while in custody as a county inmate.

(3) An inmate sentenced to confinement as a county inmate shall be released at the expiration of his or her sentence less the time deducted for earned time allowances.

O.C.G.A. § 42-4-7

Items that may be brought to an inmate, may be dropped off to the officer at the lobby desk:
•Up to 3 pair of of WHITE briefs or boxers
•Up to 3 pair of WHITE socks
•Up to 3 WHITE t-shirts
•Up to 3 WHITE non-under wire bras for females
•Up to 3 pair WHITE full-coverage panties for females
•1 Beige/White thermal top
•1 Beige/White thermal bottom
•1 pair of prescription eyeglasses
•1 soft eyeglass case
•1 soft bound Bible or other religious book

How can I put money on an inmate account to be used for commissary?
• We have a Jail ATM Kiosk in the lobby that excepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards. There is a $2.50 charge for all transactions.
• You may go to
• You may mail a money order to 652 Barrow Park Drive, Winder, GA with the inmate's name and I.D. # .
• Cash is only accepted at the kiosk in the lobby.

Inmate Locator

Barrow County Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Georgia. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Visitation Information

Barrow County Detention Center - Visitation at Home

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
8:15 PM – 10:30 PM
•You must have a computer, the internet and a webcam to schedule your remote visitation from home
•Getting started is easy – simply visit the Securus website and click “Sign Up.” Once your account is approved, you can immediately begin scheduling visiting remotely from home
•You may also call Securus directly at 1-877-578-3658
•15 Minute – Video/Audio visitation

This is a service provided by Securus Technologies, Inc. The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office does not accept any legal liability, offer any technical support for or provide any assistance with the operation of this service. For help, please call Securus at the phone number above.

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