Dawson County GA Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 24, 2023
19 Tucker Ave, Dawsonville, GA 30534

Dawson 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.

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Dawson 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: 706-344-3535

The Dawson County GA Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 19 Tucker Ave Dawsonville, GA which is operated locally by the Dawson 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. Dawson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Dawsonville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The primary duties of the Dawson County Detention Center include overseeing individuals who are awaiting trial after arrest. The Dawson County Detention Center is designed to house 192 inmates.

Local detention centers are designed to house pre-trial detainees; whereas, prison systems are designed for confinement after conviction. Because of this distinction, detention center detainees are afforded more rights. Detentions centers are tasked with many responsibilities, such as providing for the protection of certain civil rights and providing programs of recovery. Programs that are offered to our inmates include:

Alcoholics Anonymous, Assistance obtaining a General Education Diploma (GED), and Religious services.

The Dawson County Detention Center maintains an inmate workforce. Participants are responsible for several facility details, such as cleaning floors, kitchen duties, and laundry services. In addition to facility details within the Law Enforcement Center, the inmate workforce supplements various county departments, such as the County Maintenance Shop, Parks and Recreations Department, Public Works, and the school system. These positions are staffed when qualified detainees are available.

Obviously public safety is a priority with any work detail program. Sacrificing public safety to save various county labor cost is not an option! A very thorough and highly scrutinized selection process is used when placing inmates on a work detail.

Although screening is absolute, we will always encourage the public to be watchful and mindful when Work Detail Inmates are out in the community. We always ask that you immediately report any concerns to our Detention Command Staff.

The Detention Center also participates in the Inmate Work Release Program for eligible detainees. Inmates with Court approval are screened by the Detention Commander for acceptance to participate in the Work Release program. If eligibility requirements are met, the inmate may leave the detention facility to attend approved jobs, although they must return to the facility when they are not working.

Inmate Locator

Dawson 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 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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Visitation Information

Dawson County Detention Center - Visitation

The Detention Center hosts video visitation on-site. All visitors 18 years of age or older must provide valid photo I.D. Any visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. Each inmate is assigned 2 (two) visitation slots, one during the week and one on the weekend. Each visit is for 30 (thirty) minutes and the inmates may only receive visits during their specifically assigned times. Visitors are required to be mindful of their children, be respectful of others in the lobby area, and to please report any visitation issues to on-duty staff. We ask that the lobby be treated as a family gathering area; loud, boisterous, foul language could cause your visit to be terminated. No tank tops or other revealing clothing will be permitted and no electronic devices (including cell phones) are permitted at the visitation booths. No more than three visitors per inmate are allowed at the booth at one time. All visits are recorded and subject to monitoring.

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