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Jail / Detention Center

The Hall County Jail, commanded by Captain Danny Woods, was opened in December 2007 and is a modern, state of the art facility utilizing the latest in technology and a well-planned, comprehensive design. The main jail facility consists of 1026 beds; male and female work release houses 148 beds and the house arrest program manages up to 60 inmates daily.

As the largest division within Hall County Sheriff's Office, the jail consists of 200 Officers and Clerks, and is responsible for multiple areas of operation within the Sheriff's Service Division. In addition to housing inmates, the division also handles all inmate transports to and from court or other holding facilities, as well as medical and dental appointments.

This division also operates a warrant service unit that serves approximately 600 arrest warrants per month. Utilizing inmate labor, the division oversees grounds maintenance for all Sheriff's Office facilities.

 Inmate & Visitor Information
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Inmate & Visitor Information

Rules for Visitation

All visitors must obey all applicable jail rules or directives from officers.

  1. Visitors must sign in on the visitor's log book.
  2. Visitors must have a valid picture I.D. and comply with all applicable rules.
  3. All minors and children must be accompanied by an adult who can vouch for their identity and age.
  4. All visitors must refrain from loud talking, disruptive, or dangerous conduct.
  5. Visitors who come to the Jail under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be turned away and may be subject to arrest.
  6. No firearms, dangerous devices, controlled substances, or other contraband is permitted inside the detention facility. Anyone attempting to bring contraband into the jail is subject to arrest (O.C.G.A. 42-4-13).
  7. If children are brought into the facility they must remain in the care of an adult at all times.
  8. Handbags, diaper bags, carry-alls and other valuables must be secured in your vehicle. Any item brought into the Jail is subject to be searched.
  9. There will be no smoking within the Hall County Jail.
  10. Only those people visiting will be allowed within the detention facility. All others will be required to wait in the parking lot or inside their vehicles.
  11. Visitors may be turned away if they are deemed to pose a threat the security of the facility.
  12. Visitation for the Hall County Jail is subject to cancellation or change due to compelling operational problems to be determined by the facility commander. Visitation is a privilege subject to the below guidelines.

Special visitation may be requested by out-of-state visitors. These visits are one-time only and require appropriate identification.

Visitor Dress Code

  • All tops must have high neck, sleeves and be full length.
  • All tops will be made of non transparent material and color.
    (examples of impermissible attire; low cut shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts , midriff shirts, fish net shirts, mesh material, light colored shirts that can be seen through, sheer shirts and shirts with holes or tears).
  • All shorts, skirts and dresses must be knee length.
  • Bottoms must not be low cut as to sit below the hips and under garments should not be visible.
  • Bottoms will be made of a non transparent material and color.
    (Examples of impermissible attire; mesh bottoms, light colored bottoms that can be seen through, bottoms that have holes and tears, low rise bottoms and shorts that show under clothing).
  • Visitors will not be allowed to use other materials to cover inappropriate dress; such as jackets, coats, scarves, etc.

Which Inmates May Have Visitation

  1. Inmates that have processed through the booking and classification procedures and are currently assigned to permanent housing within the facility.
  2. Inmates that have not lost his/her privileges by violating detention center rules.

Visitation Schedule


Each inmate will be allowed one 30 minute visit per week between the hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. There will be no more than three visitors, including children allowed during this 30 minute period. All visitors must come at the same time. (The 30 minute rule does not apply to Attorneys and Clergy).

Clergy will be allowed to visit through the week during the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attorneys may visit any time.

Inmate Property

  1. All inmates are issued jail uniforms and jail shoes. Therefore no other clothing or personal items will be accepted. (This does not include court clothing). NO personal hygiene items or tobacco products will be accepted at the detention center. The inmates are allowed to purchase hygiene items through the inmate commissary. Any medication or special needs items must be approved by medical staff.
  2. Court clothes will be accepted no more than 2 days prior to the inmate court date Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. The inmate(s) will be responsible to have these clothes picked up immediately after the court proceeding have concluded. Clothes will be accepted for jury trials or by the written request of the inmate's attorney.
  3. Any inmate who has been found guilty and is a State inmate will be required to have all personal property picked up within 10 working days. Any property remaining at the Detention Center after this time will be disposed of. This property may be picked up between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NOTE: All inmates are required to have one set of street clothes at the facility at all times for use when released or transferred.

Inmate Mail

  1. Inmates may only receive mail/magazines received through the United States Postal Service.
  2. Inmates mail must be addressed as follows:
    (Inmate's Name & Block)
    Hall County Detention Center
    P.O. Box 908030
    Gainesville, GA 30501
  3. Only approved items, as outlined in the inmate handbook, will be accepted.
  4. All mail for inmates must have the name and address of the sender in the upper left corner of the envelope. Any mail received for an inmate without the return address will be placed in the inmate's file. Any outgoing mail not properly addressed will be returned to the inmate.
  5. All incoming inmate mail will be inspected.

Inmate Account

Money is accepted 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Money orders will be accepted through the mail only. No checks will be accepted. Cash only will be accepted at the Jail.


  1. Each cell block is equipped with collect telephones. Inmates will be allowed use of these telephones from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily. Any misuse will result in loss of privilege for an indefinite period of time.
  2. Inmates may NOT receive telephone calls or messages.
  3. In the case of a family emergency, when it is necessary to contact the inmate, call the Jail and ask to speak with the Watch Commander.
  4. All outgoing inmate calls are made COLLECT (local and long distance). If you have questions regarding this procedure and the cost, contact your telephone company.

Religious Service

Religious services will be held each Sunday at times determined by the Detention Center Commander. These are for the inmates only and the services are closed to the public.


A bond may be made at any time provided the offense is bondable and all the requirements are met.

Bond Types

  1. Property Bonds: A person owning property in Hall County may post a Property Bond if the bond amount does not exceed the amount of the equity in said property and their name appears in the tax books of Hall County or they have a current tax statement in their name. A picture I.D. is required.

    NOTE: A person can only be on one property bond at any given time.

  2. Cash Bond: The full amount may be posted in cash. The money will be returned after the case is completed, minus any fines/fees that may be owed.
  3. Professional Bondsman: The arrangements will have to made between the concerned parties. Hall County cannot become involved at this level.
  4. Out-Of-County Bond: Property owners will have to go to the county concerned and return with a sealed bond. To receive an Out-Of-County Bond from Hall County you will need to know: court, court date and time, charges and the amounts of the bonds in question.

Court Appearances

Any inmate in the Detention Center will be transported to court for a first appearance hearing. Family members must obtain information regarding future court dates directly from the inmate, as the jail does not provide this information.

Warrant Unit

The Warrant Unit, located at the Hall County Jail, has the mission of locating and apprehending persons wanted on arrest warrants, arrest orders, probation or parole warrants, and bench warrants.

There are currently assigned to the unit (1) Lieutenant, (2) Sergeants and (8) Deputies. There are also 6 members of the office staff who are responsible for filing new and outstanding warrants and ensuring information on law enforcement databases remains current.

NOTE: For information on how to obtain an arrest warrant for someone as an individual, please contact the Hall County Magistrate Court at 770-531-6912.

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Warrant Office
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507-3318

Transport Unit

The Transport Unit of the Hall County Jail is responsible for the movement of inmates outside of the secure area of the Jail, including trips to the courthouse, medical appointments, other county jails and prisons throughout the state, and extraditions. Deputies assigned to the unit are also responsible for moving prisoners that are boarded at the Hall County Jail for other jurisdictions. Depending on the mission, these Deputies may utilize use patrol cars, passenger vans, or a bus to move high risk prisoners.

There is currently assigned to the unit (1) Lieutenant, (1) Sergeant, (9) deputies and (1) civilian staff member.

Transport Unit
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507-3318

Work Release / House Arrest Programs

The Work Release program hosts only qualified minimum-security pre-trial and post-trial inmates, affording them the opportunity to assist in the support of their families while paying court ordered fines, child support, and any financial reimbursement to victims in their cases as ordered by the courts.

Male Work Release
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507-3318
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Female Work Release
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507-3318
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Work Release Visitation
Visitation for inmates in the males work release program is Sunday from 0830 - 1700 hours and visitation for female inmates is Saturday from 0830 - 1700.

Rules of Visitation
Work Release follows the same rules in force for the general inmate population as listed above.

There are no regulations concerning visitation for the House Arrest Program. However, inmates will not be allowed to leave the confines of their residence except during specified hours for the purpose of visitation: Saturdays 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon.

Jail / Detention Center Contact
Captain Danny Woods
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA

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