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  111 Ridley Drive  
  Eatonton, GA 31024  

(706) 485-2680

Fax (706)-485-8002



The Putnam County jail is located within the Sheriff's headquarters facility in Eatonton. Pursuant to Georgia law the sheriff is the keeper of the county jail. While the uniformed patrol division may be the backbone of the Sheriff's Office, the jail and its staff of officers are an equally essential component of the community's public safety.



All individuals arrested for violations of state law, regardless of which law enforcement agency arrests them, are housed in the jail. In addition, people convicted of misdemeanor crimes who receive sentences of incarceration serve their time in the county jail.

The Putnam County jail has a maximum capacity of 120 inmates and presently has an average daily inmate population of 105. Georgia law mandates that the county provide all care, including medical care for any prisoner housed in the county jail.    


Female inmates and those inmates in Dormitory 1000 will receive visitors at any time during normal visitation hours.

Those inmates in Dormitories 2000 and 3000 will receive visitors from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm on Thursdays and from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm on Sundays.

Those inmates in Dormitories 4000 and 5000 will receive visitors from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Thursdays and from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Sundays.

Visitors will not be allowed to sign in until 15 minutes before their visitation period begins. Those visitors arriving at the incorrect time may be denied visitation.

Visitors may call the jail to ascertain the correct time of their visitation.                                                                                                  


Deposits of money into inmate accounts may be made in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office at any time or at www.jailatm.com


Inmate mail must be addressed to the inmate and sent in care of the Putnam County Jail at:  

  111 Ridley Drive  
  Eatonton, GA 31024  


Most prisoners can be released from jail on bond subsequent to their arrest. There are generally three types of bonds which can be posted to enable an arrested person's release from jail pending their later appearance in court. Those types of bonds are as follows:

Cash bond - the inmate or bondsman simply pays over the amount of bond in US Currency.


Property bond-someone who owns property with sufficient  equity in it as approved by the sheriff pledges their property to the state to ensure      the inmate will appear later in court. Should the person released on property bond not appear in court, the state will take legal action to seize and sell the pledged property to satisfy the bond. A $20.00 fee mandated by state law is collected for preparation of each property bond.


Commercial bond-A commercial bail bondsman in Putnam County, approved by the sheriff, pledges their assets to the state to insure the    arrested individual will appear in court at a later date. Bail bondsmen are private businesses and collect non-refundable fees, regulated by state law, for their services.

The following commercial bail bondsmen are approved to do business in Putnam county:


             *Anytime Bail Bonding-706-923-5299/478-745-3111 

             *Beckham's Bonding-478-452-8208/478-452-1909

             *Don Johnson Bonding-706-485-7555/478-932-5350





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