Fulton County Jail (FCJ), commanded by the Chief Jailer, has two divisions: Administration and Operations. The FCJ is also responsible for providing comprehensive support services which consist of food services, medical services, and facility maintenance.
The Jail Division has made continuous improvements in inmate management, building security, and delivery of medical and food services. Jail Commanders have taken time to listen to staff directly and understand the challenges faced daily. Several adjustments have been made to the training program, performance expectations, and philosophy at the jail.
The quality of services delivered and professionalism of the staff at the Fulton County Jail is an inspiration for the Sheriff’s Office. The degree of scrutiny and quantity of change endured by staff over the past year is phenomenal.
Despite challenges, the staff members have risen to every occasion to self-evaluate, adapt external professional recommendations, and improve.
FULTON COUNTY JAIL DRESS CODE
The following items listed below are NOT allowed:
- See through garments or clothing that shows body parts.
- Tight fitting clothing such as spandex, leggings, yoga pants, etc.
- Clothing that have holes or rips whether man-made or designer
- Shorts that are above the knee
- Mini skirts, short dresses, or sagging pants
- Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or visible white under garment t-shirts
- Head coverings such as scarves, bandannas, hats, ball caps, etc.
- Sleepwear such as pajama pants, nightgowns, house shoes, etc.
- Sunglasses, shades
- No handbags or purses.
- Clothing or garments with illegal, offensive, or obscene graphics
- Shoes that are determined to be slip hazardous such as flip flops, shoes without a back strap, heels and toes out, etc.
- Outerwear such as jackets, sweaters, coats, hoodies, etc. (These items must be removed before entering the Fulton County Jail)
- Under garments are required, but should not be seen while conducting business at the Fulton County Jail.
VISITOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE RULESFulton County Jail does not allow ANY electronics devices inside of the jail.
- Mobile phones
- Computerized tablets (iPad and similar devices)
- Digital music players (iPod, MP3, etc.)
- Bluetooth devices
- E- Reader (Nook Tablets, Kindle, and similar devices)
- Audio recording devices
- Watches with audio or video recording ability
VINELINK VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEMThe GA Fulton VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the GA Fulton VINE system is (877) 994-8463. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status. Click here to VineLink
PREA POLICIES & PROCEDURES
MEET THE JAIL COMMAND STAFF
JAIL LOCATION INFORMATION
JAIL INMATE INFORMATION
INMATE ACTIVITIESThe Commissary offers snack foods, writing paper, stamps, envelopes, socks, underwear, T-shirts, bras, toiletries, and playing cards. Each Housing Unit may purchase Commissary once a week.
The Medical Unit provides 24 hour health care for inmates. Emergency dental care is available. Prescription medicines are provided, as required. Inmates will be charged a fee for requested medical services. There is a co-pay for prescription medication.
Religious Services are offered by various denominations on a regular schedule. There is a Chaplain available for counseling, on request.
Educational Programs for inmates include high school diploma courses, sewing, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, horticulture, meat processing, auto body, and welding. There is counseling for substance abuse, including AA and NA meetings.
Library Service is provided to each Housing Unit with a wide variety of books.
Newspapers are available to inmates and newspaper and magazine subscriptions may be purchased for inmates.
Exercise Yard is available in each Housing Unit.
Television is only available for special programs such as educational or religious themes.
Table top games are available to inmates during their free time.
INMATE MAILEffective February 1, 2020, Fulton County Jail will no longer accept personal mail. All personal mail should be addressed in the following manner:
Photographs (NO POLAROID PICTURES)
- Photographs must be 4” X 6” or smaller, larger photos will not be accepted.
- The inmate’s name and SO number must be written on the back of each photograph
- Nothing else is to be written on the photographs.
- Photographs must be unaltered and may not contain any adhesives, such as stickers or labels.
- Photographs must not depict sexual activity, visibly expose the breast, pubic area or buttocks, contain gang signs or codes or promote or show illegal activity.
- Fulton County Jail Dress Code applies to photographs.
- Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY.
- Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.
- No defaced or altered postcards.
- No plastic or wrappings on postcard.
- No postcards marked with paint, crayons or marker.
- No postcards with labels or stickers.
- No postcards with watermarks or stains.
- No postcards with any bio-hazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
- No postcards depicting nudity, weapons or gang references.
- Postcards should not have affixed stamps.
- Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY.
- Unprivileged (non-legal) letters of any length
All mail will be scanned into the system for incarcerated individuals to view on various kiosks and tablets. If you are sending pictures and would like them returned you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A return name and address must appear on the envelope. Failure to follow proper procedure will result in the mail being returned to the sender.
Legal mail and money orders should be addressed in the following manner:
- Legal mail will be accepted and opened in the presence of the inmate.
Money Orders (ONLY POSTAL MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED)
Send a Money Order to the jail using these procedures:
- ONLY U.S. Postal money orders are accepted.
- The envelope must be clearly marked “INMATE ACCOUNTING”.
- No additional correspondence will be accepted with incoming inmate funds.
- If additional contents are located inside the envelope, the entire package will be returned to sender
HOW DO I LEAVE MONEY FOR AN INMATE?1. All deposits to inmate accounts can be made through the kiosks machine (ACCESS SECURED DEPOSITS) in the front lobby. A maximum of $300.00 can be deposited every two weeks plus a $3.00 surcharge.
2. Toll free Phone Deposits (1.866.345.1884) plus a $3.95 surcharge.
3. Internet Deposits https://www.accesscorrections.com/#/ .
4. To ensure the proper credit to an inmate’s account you must provide the correct full name and the inmate’s personal ID number. This information may be obtained at the lobby control desk.
5. Any inquiry concerning a deposit should be addressed at the lobby control desk for referral to the Inmate Account/Commissary Section. (The Inmate Accounts/Commissary Section operates Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
INMATE MONEYThe Fulton County Jail now allows family and friends of Fulton County Inmates the capability to deposit funds to the inmate’s account using several different options.
Minimum Deposit = $5.00 Maximum Deposit = $200.00
Maximum transaction amount per week per inmate or cardholder is $200.00.
Maximum # of transactions per week per inmate or cardholder is 5.
US Postal Money Order only
- Make payable to the inmate
- Include the inmate’s Cell Location and SO Number
- The envelope must be clearly marked “INMATE ACCOUNTING”
Fulton County Jail
901 Rice Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
- Kiosk located in the lobby of the Fulton County Jail
- Inmate search by name or booking ID
- Ability to make deposits using cash, credit or debit card
All you need is:
- Cash Only (Cash fee $4.00). The kiosk cashiers do not accept $1.00 bills and it does not provide change
- Your Credit or Debit Card (temporary unavailable)
- Inmate’s name, booking number, and facility location
- Inmate SO# is needed
- Fees start at $2.95
- Inmate SO# is needed
- Fees start at $4.00
INMATE PHONE SERVICEInmate Phone Service
CALLS ARE SUBJECT TO MONITORING AND RECORDING
Your friends & family members can set up accounts by calling or visiting:
1-800-844-6591 or https://securustech.net/
Inmates who purchase tablets from Securus are allowed to make local calls from this device. As long as money is in their account they can purchase tablets on the floor $11.00 for the first day and the remaining 29 days are free. Head phones are required in order to have to have full access to the tablets. The cost of the headphone is $5.95. There are no proration charges and no refunds
RELEASE INMATE PROPERTYRelease Inmate Property
Inmate property can be released to family or friends after an inmate completes a property release form specifying the intended recipient. Property may only be released when the property form has been signed by the inmate. A government issued photo ID is required to receive the property. The Property release request usually takes 48 hours to process.
JAIL ARRESTEE INFORMATION
INTAKE AND RELEASEIndividuals who have been placed under arrest are first transported to the Main Jail, which is located at 901 Rice Street NW, Atlanta Georgia 30318. Upon arrival, they must complete the following steps:
- Property Intake
- Medical Screening
- Warrants Check
While the staff at the Main Jail is dedicated to ensuring the prompt processing and release of eligible arrestees, the amount of time required to complete this process may be affected by the volume of arrestees being processed simultaneously and/or the availability of information from state and national databases.
FIRST APPEARANCEAll arrestees who do not bond out of jail will routinely appear before a judge within 24 hours after arrest. If Arrested on Saturday or Sunday, they will see the judge on Monday. The judge will inform the arrestee of the charge(s) and, if appropriate, will set a bond amount.
In misdemeanor cases, the judge may accept a guilty plea and release the arrestee on his own recognizance or time served. In felony cases, the judge may raise or lower the bond. The judge may order the inmate screened to be released on Supervised ROR. This process takes longer for the inmate to be released due to the screening process.
Booking receives the results from first appearance around 4:00pm. Each day from the Clerk of Courts. If you are calling for bond information on a newly arrested person, please wait until the results are received.
CHARGES AND BONDSCharges and Bonds
Information about an arrestee’s charge(s) and bond is available by clicking the Arrest Inquiry Link on our home page, or by calling (404) 613-2002 or (404) 662-3516 by visiting the Main Jail Front Desk, which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week , located in the lobby of the Main Jail, 901 Rice Street NW Atlanta Georgia 30318.
Cash Bond payments using VISA, MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER/NOVUS can be processed online on https://www.cashbondonline.com/home.html.
Cash, cashier’s checks, and postal money orders are the only accepted methods of payment for bail at the Fulton County Jail. Cash bonds are processed 24-hours-a-day. When posting bail, cashier’s checks must be made payable to the “Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in care of arrestee’s name and booking number
Refunds for cash bonds are ONLY processed at the Fulton County Courthouse 185 Central Ave. Atlanta, Ga. 30318 on the 9th floor.
The following documents are required:
- The final court disposition from the case
- Only the person who paid the bond along with their Identification will be permitted to retrieve a refund