Dougherty County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 30, 2022
1302 Evelyn Ave, Albany, GA 31705

Dougherty County 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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Dougherty County 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: 229-430-6500

The Dougherty County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1302 Evelyn Ave Albany, GA which is operated locally by the Dougherty 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. Dougherty County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Albany Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Dougherty County Jail is a 1,244-bed state of the art pre-trial detention facility that is under the supervision and operation of the Dougherty County Sheriff. In addition to pre-trial inmates, the jail facility houses, federal; state; city; and a small number of inmates for other area law enforcement agencies.

The objective of the jail facility is to treat all inmates fairly and humanely, and to provide all inmates, staff, and visitors with an environment that is clean and healthy, while constantly maintaining a high level of safety and security utilizing current and nationally accepted detention management practices.

The jail facility is unique in that is has two on-site courtrooms that hosts a variety of court proceedings seven days each week. The jail facility also houses other judicial support functions such as a full time magistrate judge, a full time assistant district attorney, and indigent defense services.

The jail facility utilizes inmate labor under the supervision of contracted food services specialists to prepare approximately 3500 meals daily which meet federal and state nutritional requirements. Inmates are also utilized in other areas of the jail such as the commissary, laundry room, warehouse, grounds maintenance, custodial duties, and a variety of off-site work details.

Inmate Locator

Dougherty County 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

Dougherty County Jail - Visitation at 1302 Evelyn Ave, Albany, 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 229-430-6500 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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