The Walton County Jail Division is charged with the responsibility for maintaining the jail. Our goal is to provide the utmost security for inmates, staff and the public. We have listed below some rules and regulations and other helpful information we feel will help the general public with questions and concerns pertaining to the Walton County Jail. If you have further questions about the Walton County Jail, please do not hesitate to contact us at 770-267-0887.
DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS THREAT INMATE VISITATION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Inmates will be allowed to have in their possession or housing area only authorized or issued items and materials. All other items and materials including, altered or misused items or materials, will be considered contraband and confiscated. All items brought into the Walton County Jail will be subject to search. Any inappropriate items found could result in prosecution of the individual bringing items to the jail.
Accumulation of authorized item materials considered excessive and constituting a safety, security or health hazard will be confiscated as contraband. Any misuse or abuse of authorized items or materials which hinders or restrict safety and security surveillance by staff members or electronic devices is prohibited. Daily inspections will be conducted. Searches are routine and used to control the introduction of contraband.
Visitation with family members, relative, friends, legal counsel and ministry will be allowed as posted. The dates and times of visitation are provided in each inmates cell. Please click the Visitation link for specific information.
Visit Time Limits
Each visit may last up to thirty minutes, but may be limited to ensure equal visitations periods for all eligible inmates. Inmates are allowed two visitors during each visitation period.
Visitors under 18 years old
If a child can walk he/she is considered a visitor. They will also count as one of the two visitors allowed each period. If children are disruptive and causing problems for the other inmates during visitation you will be asked to leave. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) may visit only if they are a member of the inmates immediate family and are accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian.
Visitor(s) must have a valid picture ID when they come to visit (for example, a Driver's License, Passport, or State ID.) Visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes before visitation starts to sign in. We have to run a very strict visitation schedule to ensure all inmates are allowed to visit. Late arrivals may be cut short or forfeited. Failure to comply with an officers instructions could result in visitation privileges being lost.
Visitation by legal counsel, ministers and other privileged individuals will be conducted with the most privacy available and will not be limited or restricted during normal hours. However, such visitation may be suspended or delayed during scheduled facility programs and services. Special visits require specific approval. Written request by the inmate must be submitted to the Detention Commander or his designee for approval. Visitors will need a picture ID and other specific identification (Bar card, Ministers ID, Clergy ID, Verification from Church, etc.) when arriving for their visit.
Visitors must wear appropriate clothing. No tank tops, halter tops, short shorts (fingertip length), mini skirts or see through clothing will be allowed. Visitors may be searched anytime while within the Guard Line. Refusal of search request may suspend visitation.
Cell phones are not allowed. Anyone bringing any type of contraband across the guard line will be criminally charged in accordance with Georgia law.