Dougherty County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 27, 2024
Address
1302 Evelyn Ave, Albany, GA 31705
Beds
1230
County
Dougherty
Phone
229-430-6500
Fax
229-430-6562

Dougherty 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 PayTel, 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 JailATM™. 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 Dougherty County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Dougherty Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-430-6500.

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 Dougherty Co Jail is a 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, Albany 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 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 host 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.

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. Prisons and jails enforce 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.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

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. You may send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Family or friends may provide money for personal care products, stamps, stationery, etc. for inmates. Money must be deposited at the jail lobby kiosk where it will be credited to the inmate's account. The Post Office requests that no cash be sent in the mail to inmates. For further information on what is permitted, please read the Inmate Property Guidelines(PDF).

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 Dougherty County Jail.

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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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

Visitation will be open 24/7 however visits will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes in length. Inmates are limited to three visitors per week, provided they are approved in the system. All visits are recorded and subject to monitoring by staff. Any inappropriate behavior by either the inmate or visitor may be grounds for the visit to be terminated.

Video visitation is initiated by the inmate to those who have created an account at HomeWAV.com or have downloaded the mobile app and are currently logged onto the system. HomeWAV charges a fee for such remote visitation. Visitors who would like to have a video visit without paying a fee may do so by coming to the jail and using a visitation kiosk in the jail lobby. Such on-site visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via HomeWAV.com or the HomeWAV app. (Note: the inmate must accept the requested time for the visit to be scheduled. It is the inmate’s responsibility to ensure that such a visit will occur during the inmate’s normally scheduled time out of cell.) On-site visits will only be conducted from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily.

The rules for on-site visitation at the Dougherty County Jail Facility require visitors to adhere to specific regulations to maintain security and order. Weapons, food, drinks, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited on the premises. Visitors who appear to be under the influence or smell of drugs or alcohol will be denied entry. All visitors are subject to search at any time, and they must be at least sixteen years of age or older. Children under sixteen must not be left unattended in the lobby or parking lot, as doing so will result in the immediate termination of the visit and potentially other sanctions, depending on the incident's severity. Disruptive, argumentative, or unruly behavior from visitors can lead to the immediate termination of their visit and possibly permanent restriction from further visits.

Visitors must adhere to a strict dress code: head coverings such as hats, ball caps, and scarves are not permitted inside the premises, except for medical or religious reasons. Clothing must be appropriate and not excessively tight. Shorts, capris, skirts, and dresses must extend to mid-thigh or lower. Low-cut shirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, midriffs, and see-through clothing are not allowed. Pants must be worn at waist level, without sagging or exposure of undergarments. Clothing with rips, holes, or tears, or any that display alcohol, drugs, gang signs, vulgarity, or offensive writing or images, is prohibited. Pajama or lounge pants and bedroom slippers are not acceptable attire. Non-compliance with these rules will result in the immediate termination of the visit and potential temporary or permanent barring from future visitation.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.