DeKalb County GA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: September 12, 2023
4415 Memorial Dr, Decatur, GA 30032

DeKalb 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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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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DeKalb County GA 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: 404-298-8500

The DeKalb County GA Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 4415 Memorial Dr in Decatur, GA. This county jail is operated locally by the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Dekalb County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Decatur Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

DeKalb County GA Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

DeKalb County GA 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 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

DeKalb County GA Jail - Visitation

VISITATION GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS - All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitation list to use either the on-site or the online (At-Home) remote services. An approved visitor is allowed only one visit per week. All visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance by coming into the jail or by registering online at appointment scheduling is not available.

VIDEO VISITATION CENTER – Most inmates in the DeKalb County Jail can visit with friends or family at the jail’s video visitation center or remotely (At-Home) via the internet. Visits are allowed daily from 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m. Each inmate is allowed two 30-minute visits per week at the visitation center. Inmates housed in maximum security or mental health areas are not allowed to have visitors. Our jail staff can arrange accommodations for inmates with special needs upon request at intake.

VISITOR PARKING - Visitor parking at the jail is available in areas designated as “Visitor Parking.” A public pay parking lot is located adjacent to the building off Camp Drive. Public parking lots are managed by private companies and are not regulated by the sheriff’s office. Fees cannot be changed, modified, or voided by sheriff’s office employees. “Boots” attached to vehicles for non-payment cannot be removed by the sheriff’s office.


  • Visitors to the jail visitation center must present a valid government-issued photo identification card, such as an official driver’s license, a state-issued identification card, or a military identification card. The use of the visitation center is free.
  • Appropriate dress is required and no tobacco products, cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed inside the facility – nor is storage provided for these items during a visit. Visitors are responsible for supervising children in the Visiting Area. Visits may be terminated if children exhibit behavior that interferes with other individuals’ use of the center or the maintenance of order. Visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied entry into the facility.


  • Remote online (At-Home) visitation is available for a fee from any device with internet access and/or a webcam, including a home, library, office computer, or a “smartphone” (Android or I-Phone). Remote visitation sessions are not included in the inmate’s onsite visitation allowance. Remote visitation costs $5.00 (five dollars) for each 30-minute session. To set-up At-Home service: or call 1-877-578-3658.
  • All participants in online visits should dress appropriately and behave in an acceptable manner during the visit. Remote video visits (except for attorneys and clergy visits) are recorded and subject to electronic monitoring by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Violation of these guidelines can result in restriction from use of the online visit system.

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