Cherokee County GA Adult Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2024
498 Chattin Dr, Canton, GA 30115
Mailing Address
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062, Atlanta, GA 30309

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

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You can support your loved ones at Cherokee Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 678-493-4154.

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 here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Cherokee Co Jail is a detention center located at 498 Chattin Dr Canton, GA which is operated locally by the Cherokee 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. Cherokee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Canton 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.

The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center is a 512-bed facility to the house inmates both pre-sentence and sentenced. The primary function of the Adult Detention Center is for the receiving, processing, and, housing of individuals charged with felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violations. Those individuals that are unable to make bond remain in the custody until they appear in court.
The secondary function is the housing of sentenced inmates. Some inmates are sentenced to serve time for misdemeanor offenses (less than 1 year) and remain in the county facility for the duration of their sentence. Inmates that receive a court sentence of more than 1 year are considered inmates of the Georgia Department of Corrections and remain in the county facility until they may be received by a facility of the State of Georgia.
People visiting the Adult Detention Center are not allowed to loiter, smoke or use a cell phone within a hundred feet of the building for security reasons. These rules are posted at all entrances to the facility.

Inmate Accounts and Commissary Services - Under no circumstances may inmates have money in their possession while detained in the facility. Upon admission to the Adult Detention Center, all money in the possession of an inmate will be taken by the booking officer and a receipt will be given to the inmate. This money will be deposited in an account and credited to the inmate. Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s account for commissary purchases, medical services, etc. Money orders are accepted in any amount to deposit towards an inmate’s account. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Money may also be deposited either online or via direct deposit using the ATM located in the Lobby of the ADC which accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. Money deposited this way is automatically credited towards the inmate’s account. Upon release from the Adult Detention Center, all funds credited to an inmate’s account will be released to the inmate during normal business hours – Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Medical Services - While incarcerated, inmates receive in-house medical, dental, and mental health treatment through the current contracted medical service provider, Southern Correctional Medicine. The direct number for medical inquiries is (678)-493-9550.

GED/Adult Education - The function of the GED/Adult Education Program in the Adult Detention Center is to provide inmates the opportunity to obtain their GED while they are incarcerated. Providing inmates with the opportunity to obtain their GED also helps to make them more marketable in the job force when they return to the community, as well as reducing their likelihood of re-offending due to lack of job opportunities.

Alcoholics Anonymous - The function of the AA program in the Adult Detention Center is to provide inmates with the opportunity to discuss their issues with alcohol use and abuse in a non-judging environment among their peers. This program allows inmates to address the underlying issues that have led them to alcohol use/abuse. This program allows inmates to establish a network for support in the community once they have completed their jail sentences. The AA program also provides the inmates with an outlet to discuss other substance abuse issues they may be facing as well.

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 Cherokee County GA Adult Detention Center.

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

The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center now offers On-site and Remote (Off-site) video visitation. You can conduct remote video visitation from your home, office, or any remote location over the Internet. Video visits with general population inmates can be done by using a computer, or with any mobile device (Android or Apple). For best results, we strongly recommend using a strong, stable residential Wi-Fi network for visits.

Procedures and Hours - Inmates are allowed visits based on their current Housing and Status. Visitation times listed on show when the inmates are generally available for visits. These times do not reflect court, medical visits, work, classes, etc. If an inmate cannot or will not attend his/her previously scheduled visit, it will be canceled, and a replacement code will be emailed to the primary visitor.

On-Site Visitation

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the opening of the Visitation Center. On-site video visitation is available at no cost. Visitors will visit with the inmates using video visitation stations installed at the Visitation Center. On-Site visits must be scheduled one day in advance. Visits are limited to 30 minutes and no more than two visitors are permitted at each terminal. Each inmate is allowed one On-site visit per day on the inmate's assigned visitation day.

  • Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 6:30-9:10 p.m. F, N, P, Q, R, *IMWF, G1 G2, G3, G4, 5G, G6, G7, V1, V2, V4, J, K, L, M

No Visitation on Wednesdays

  • Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 6:30-9:10 p.m. A, H, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6, O7, V5, V6, V7

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