Do you know someone in jail?
How can bond/bail be posted?
When can you visit?
When are inmates released?
Will inmates receive medications?
How can I contact an inmate?
How can personal items be delivered?
What types of programs and services are available to inmates?
This information is provided to help answer these questions and to make your visit to the Grovetown Detention Center as pleasant as possible. Please read this carefully before visiting or attempting to contact an inmate.
There are three ways to bond/bail someone out of jail: cash, property or a bail bondsman.
- Cash bonds may be paid to the communications officer in cash, money order or certified check. No personal checks, ATM cards or credit cards will be accepted for bond/bail.
- Property bonds can be posted for any bondable offense. The property must be worth at least the amount of the bond/bail. You must have a picture ID and your current tax assessment form. The property must be in Grovetown, Columbia County or a neighboring county. If the property is not located in Grovetown, you must get a transfer bond from the Sheriff's Department in the county where the property is located.
- Bail bondsmen may be used on any bondable offense. You need to call them and make arrangements to obtain their services.
Be prepared to wait. Individuals will be released upon completion of all required paperwork. We do not provide transportation from this facility.
You may communicate with inmates at any time via the U.S. Postal Service. Hand delivered letters will not be accepted. All incoming mail is subject to search for contraband (with the exception of legal documents upon verification).
Do not send any packages. They will not be accepted!
Address all letters and cards as follows:
Name of Inmate
Grovetown Detention Center
306 East Robinson Ave.
Grovetown, GA 30813
We are unable to deliver phone messages to inmates, except in cases of emergency. A phone is provided for inmates to make collect calls. You must be willing to accept the charges.
Money for Inmates
The Grovetown Detention Center does not allow inmates to accept money from anyone. Inmate are not allowed to make purchases for items from the detention center.
Only underwear will be accepted for the inmates. Only white in color underwear is accepted at this time. No items will be accepted which contain vulgar, distasteful or sexually-oriented material. Personal care items will be accepted. Examples are deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products.
No food, candy or soda will be accepted.
Newspapers and/or magazines are accepted if mailed directly from the publisher. No vulgar, distasteful or sexually-oriented magazines will be accepted. Inmates may have a Bible, paperback books or puzzle books. No other hardback books are allowed.
Inmates are not allowed tobacco products. The Grovetown Detention Center is a tobacco free center.
Visitation: Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m., by appointment
A picture ID is required to visit an inmate. Family members must be at least 16 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Non-family members must be at least 18 years old. A time of 30 minutes is allowed per visit per weekend. No visitors are allowed on legal holidays.
You may contact the on-duty jail officer at 706-863-1212 Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. prior to a planned visitation weekend and make an appointment. Children must remain under the control of parent/guardian. Visitors may be subjected to a personal search at any time while inside the facility.
Possession of illegal substances will result in arrest. Attempting to pass any kind of contraband to an inmate will also result in arrest.
You will not be allowed to visit an inmate if you are not properly dressed. Visitors must conform to the following dress code:
- Shirts and shoes are required
- No flip flops, tank tops, shorts or bathing suits allowed
Programs and Services
All recognized clergy are allowed to visit inmates. Proper identification will be required. Clergy may visit inmates at any reasonable hour. In case of death of emergency notification, please contact the on-duty supervisor to make arrangements. A Chaplain is available for counseling upon request.
Emergency assistance is available 24 hours a day. Prescription medication will be administered to inmates, if provided. All prescriptions must be current and in the name of the inmate. All medications, including over-the-counter medications, must be in the original container.
Educational program information is available upon request.
For information not provided here, contact the on-duty jail officer at 706-863-1212.
The detention center supervisor is responsible for all jailers and activities inside of the jail. The detention center supervisor will be the point of contact for any special requests or any questions in regards to anything involving the detention center. The detention center supervisor has the authority to deny visitation, special requests, or anything regarding jail activities.