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Dougherty County
County Jail

Dougherty County Jail is classed as a medium security facility. It has a strengthened perimeter fence and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the facility. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, Dougherty County Jail offers a wide range of work and treatment programs.

Dougherty County Jail is a County Jail used by the jurisdictions of Dougherty to confine inmates for short periods while awaiting trial or processing. As inmates are staying for only a short period, it has fewer amenities than a jail or prison. Inmates do, however, have access to bathroom facilities and are provided with meals during their stay. Dougherty County Jail may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize. Use the inmate search feature to find an inmate here.

Facility Details

1302 Evelyn Avenue
Albany , GA 31705
Phone
229-430-6500
Fax
229-430-6562
Extra Information
This facility is for adult inmates.

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.