Columbia County GA Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 15, 2020
2273 County Camp Road, Appling, GA 30802
Mailing Address
PO Box 310, Appling, GA 30802

Columbia County GA Detention Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Columbia County GA 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: 706-541-3920

The Columbia County GA Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 2273 County Camp Road Appling, GA which is operated locally by the Columbia 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. Columbia County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Appling Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Columbia County Detention Center is a multifaceted division within the Sheriff's Office. Captain Brett Carani is the Detention Center's administrator and oversees the operations of the facility. The rated bed space is 338. An average of 7,500 inmates are processed through the facility each year. Approximately 75 civilian fingerprints are printed each month for weapon permits, adoption, and employment.

The Detention Center employs the concept of direct supervision of inmates. This enables the housing officer to maintain direct contact with and control of the inmates. This concept provides a healthier living environment for the inmates and enables the staff to have a better understanding and working knowledge of every inmate under supervision.


The Transportation Section is responsible for transporting inmates to court appearances and medical/dental appointments, transferring inmates to the Georgia Department of Corrections, transferring inmates to Columbia County from other jurisdictions, and for any other transportation needs. The total number of transports per month averages 226.

Inmate Locator

Columbia County GA 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

Columbia County GA Detention Center - Visitation at 2273 County Camp Road, Appling, GA

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 706-541-3920 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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