Ben Hill County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: September 11, 2023
255 Appomattox Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Ben Hill

Ben Hill County 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.

The phone carrier is Correct Solutions Group, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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 Ben Hill County Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-426-5160.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Ben Hill County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Ben Hill County Jail is a detention center located at 255 Appomattox Rd Fitzgerald, GA which is operated locally by the Ben Hill 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. Ben Hill County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Fitzgerald Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Georgia here.

Ben Hill County Jail - Prison vs. Jail

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 Ben Hill 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

Inmate Visitation Rules


Males: Saturday A - M: 8:30 am to 11:30 am N - Z: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Females: Sunday All: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Inmate Visitation Rules

  1. Inmates are allowed Thirty (30) minutes of visitation each week. This will be divided among the maximum of four visitors. No more than one (1) visitor per inmate is allowed in the visitation area at a time. Noise shall be held to a minimum to allow other visitors to hear on the phones. Anyone violating the rules will be escorted from the detention center. No child under the age of 12 will be allowed in the visitation area. No child can be left unattended in the lobby. Detention Center visitation rules are posted in the lobby and all visitors should read and be familiar will these rules. Rules are subject to change and new rules will be posted in the lobby.

  2. Inmates shall provide a list of proposed visitors. All visitors are subject to approval by the Jail Administrator. No one will be allowed to visit an inmate that is not on the inmate’s visitation list.

  3. Requests for changes to the approved visitors list must be forwarded to the Jail Administrator or his designee. Requests must contain the name of the person to be added or removed from the list, as well as their relationship to the inmate. Request for changes to an inmate visitation list cannot exceed two (2) times per month.

  4. Inmates should advise all prospective visitors that they will be required to present a valid approved identification card with a photograph. Examples of approved ID include: Valid Passport, Driver’s License, State Issued Identification Card, Military ID Card, any verifiable ID Card Issued by a Governmental Agency. Examples of non-approved ID cards include (but are not limited to): Employee ID Card, Check cashing card, Governmental ID Card without a photograph, etc. Visitors who cannot present an approved ID card will not be allowed to visit. Sole discretion concerning approval of an ID card remains with the Jail Administrator or his designee. A child over 12 and under 17 can be admitted with a valid birth certificate if listed on the inmate’s visitation list.

  5. Visitations will only occur in the Inmate Visitation Room of the Ben Hill County Detention Center. All visits will be non-contact visits.

  6. Visitation day and time will be determined by the first letter of the inmate’s last name.

  7. All visitations are subject to monitoring as previously addressed above.

  8. Inmate visitation may be canceled due to other activities at this facility such as court sessions. Inmates are encouraged to have visitors call ahead on the day they plan to visit to ensure visitation has not been canceled.

  9. Any person visiting an inmate at the Ben Hill County Detention Center is subject to search as outlined in the notice posted at the driveway to the facility. Persons found bringing or attempting to bring contraband across the guard line will be prosecuted according to the laws of this state.

  10. Visitation with legal counsel will be conducted in the Attorney Client rooms of this facility. Legal visits are not restricted or limited in time during normal business hours. However, such visits may be suspended or delayed during emergency situations, counts, meals, or if you have not completed the booking process. All attorneys, unless personally known by Detention Center Staff, must present a valid Georgia Bar Card and a valid, approved photo ID card.

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