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Ben Hill County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 06, 2021
Address
255 Appomattox Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750
County
Ben Hill
Phone
229-426-5160
Fax
229-426-5164

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.

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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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Ben Hill County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 229-426-5160

The Ben Hill County Jail is a medium-security 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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Fitzgerald Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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Inmate Locator

Ben Hill County Jail 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 aid@inmateaid.com 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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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Ben Hill County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 229-426-5160.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Inmate Visitation Rules

VISITATION SCHEDULE

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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