Cobb County Jail Complex

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2024
1825 Co Services Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30008
Mailing Address
PO Box 247, Phoenix, MD 21131

Cobb 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.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is AccessCorrections. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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

Satellite View of Cobb County Jail Complex

You can support your loved ones at Cobb Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-499-4703.

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 Cobb Co Jail is a detention center located at 1825 Co Services Pkwy Marietta, GA which is operated locally by the Cobb 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. Cobb County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Marietta 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 Cobb County Jail Complex, located at 1825 County Services Parkway, functions as a pretrial facility encompassing approximately one million square feet. The complex consists of three buildings: Building A, completed in 1987 at a cost of $13.5 million, Building B, added in 1997 for $39.2 million, and the most recent expansion, C Tower, finished in 2010 at a cost of $110 million. Building A and B expansions were funded through property bonds, while C Tower was financed via a special sales tax. The combined capacity of these facilities totals 3,077 beds.

The Detention Facilities Division oversees numerous essential functions, including detainee processing, medical care, commissary services, library access, and the detainee labor force. Additionally, the division manages food services, facility security, the work release program, and the custody of both pretrial and sentenced detainees. Maintenance of incarceration records is also a critical responsibility, ensuring the accurate documentation of arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, and court documents. This division is divided into the Jail, the Work Deployment Facility, and the Annex.

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.

The Work Deployment Facility houses non-violent sentenced detainees and includes supervised county work crews and work release participants. These work crews are deployed daily throughout the county to various departments, saving taxpayers over $2 million annually by performing labor that would otherwise require hiring additional staff. Work release participants are detainees serving their sentences in a minimum-security setting, who are permitted to work or attend school or training classes during the day. To qualify for the work release program, detainees must pass a thorough background investigation and demonstrate gainful employment or enrollment in educational programs.

The Records and Identification Unit is tasked with maintaining comprehensive arrest and incarceration records, including fingerprints, photographs, and court documents for detainees in the Cobb County Detention Facilities. This unit also manages the dissemination of record data and photographs in accordance with GCIC and NCIC regulations. The Transport Section ensures the safe and secure movement of detainees to various destinations, including county courts, medical facilities, and other detention or correctional institutions throughout the county and state.

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 Cobb County Jail Complex.

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 Cobb County Sheriff’s Office uses video conferencing to conduct both public and professional visits. Visits are scheduled to allow for a more effective and streamlined process.

Public Visitors - before scheduling a visit, each visitor must complete the registration process. You can expedite the process by:

  1. pre-register online at GTL Visit Me
    at any time
  2. pre-register at the self-serve kiosk located at the Visitation Center at any time/ 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
  3. Through the self-serve kiosk located at the Visitation Center 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

To complete the registration process, you must present your valid government-issued photo identification to Visitation Center staff during the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first visit to complete the registration process. All visitors, 18 years of age and older, will be photographed. Once registration is complete, a visit can be scheduled.
You may also skip the online/kiosk pre-registration step and complete the registration process at the Visitation Center during the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.
Visitors are NOT subjected to a security screening before an inmate visits, although all laws and rules are enforced. Parking is conveniently located adjacent to the Visitation Center. You may schedule a visit from 1 day in advance to 7 days in advance of the requested time. Once registration is complete, you may schedule your visit by:

1. Call 770-852-3798 OR 770-852-3799 during the hours of 09:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. every day of the week EXCEPT Wednesday
2. Online at GTL Visit Me

Visitation Center Rules

• Up to 4 visitors may be scheduled for 1 visit. Individuals 17 years of age and under shall be accompanied by an adult. Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid government-issued photo identification before each visit.
• Visits are scheduled on the hour and are 30 minutes in duration. Late check-in is allowed until 15 minutes past the hour; however, the visit will not be extended due to late arrival. A visit will be forfeited if check-in occurs more than 15 minutes after the scheduled visit.
• All visitors must be dressed appropriately and conservatively. Halter and/or tank tops, see-through clothing, bare midriffs and spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shorts/skirts (no more than 2 inches above the knee) are acceptable. Shoes must be worn at all times.
• Food, drinks, cellular phones, and other prohibited items are not allowed in the visitation area. The Adult Detention Center is a tobacco-free facility.

Professional Visitors - Professional visits will occur without any constraints regarding the frequency of visits. The audio and video recording of any professional visit within any area of the Detention Facility is strictly prohibited. Professional visitors may also schedule their visits in advance.
Professional visitors are required to provide credentials as well as valid government-issued photo identification.

Ask The Inmate

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