City of Atlanta
Department of Corrections
254 Peachtree Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Public Information Officer
Q1. What are the visitation requirements and schedule?
Q2. How do I contact federal inmates?
Q3. What are attorney client visits?
Q4. How do I get to the Fulton County jail?
Q5. How do I deposit money for an inmate?
Q6. How do I make a cash bond?
Q7. How do I make a property bond?
Q8. Who do I contact for release of property or an impounded vehicle?
Q1. What are the Visitation Requirements and Schedule?
A1. The requirements for an inmate visit are as follows:
1. The inmate must have been incarcerated for at least 48 hours before he/she is eligible for visitation.
2. The inmate must not be scheduled for court or awaiting transfer to another jurisdiction.
3. Visitation is scheduled on Wednesdays and Sundays. Time schedules are grouped alphabetically by the inmate's last name. For example, if the inmate's name is Joe Smith, his time schedule group would be M-Z because his last name begins with the alphabet S.
4. The inmate must place the visitor(s) name and time of visit on the visitor's registry in his/her assigned housing pod. The inmate is responsible for notifying all visitors of reserved time. All visits are limited to twenty (20) minutes.
5. All visitors are required to bring certified photo identification for scheduled visits and must report at the scheduled time. Anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult with proper identification.
6. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times prior to and during visitation at this facility.
7. A supervisor must approve all out-of-town visits. A photo identification from another county (of at least 50 miles distance) or state is required before approval can be granted. This visit must not disrupt routine jail operations.
8. No personal items are allowed in the visitation area. A public locker can be utilized for the rental fee of .50 cents (2 quarters).
Q2. How do I contact Federal Inmates?
A2. All inquires about Federal inmates must be made by contacting the agency below:
U.S. Marshall's: Inmate Location and Charges
The City of Atlanta's Department of Corrections is not allowed to provide any information regarding any Federal inmates who may or may not be housed at the Federal Annex.
Q3. When are Attorney Client Visits?
A3. Attorneys may visit inmate-clients, except during emergencies, on a 24-hour per day, 7 days per week schedule. Non-contact visits occur in the interview booths located in the Bonds Lobby or mezzanine levels of the respective housing pods. Contact visits, while more time consuming to arrange, will be facilitated by the Watch Commander upon request. Attorney briefcases and packages will be inspected prior to entering the facility. Attorneys who are not known to staff must present a current bar card and driver's license prior to admission.
Attorneys reporting to the facility for an inmate-client visit without prior notice may endure a delay due to the inmate's movement to another facility or involvement in an institutional program at the time of the visit.
Q4. How do I get to the Fulton County Jail?
A4. The Fulton County Jail is located at
901 Rice Street, NW
Atlanta, Ga 30318 404.613.2142
Directions: Take I-20 West to Ashby Street
Exit and turn right
Cross Bankhead Highway
Cross Railroad Tracks
Turn left onto Jefferson Street
Turn right onto Marietta Street/Blvd
See sign 1/2 block
Q5. How do I leave money for an inmate?
A5. The requirements for inmate deposits are as follows:
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 (www.inmatedeposits.com) plus a $2.95 surcharge.
4. To ensure the proper credit to an inmates account you must provide the correct full name and the inmates 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.).
Q6. How do I make a cash bond?
A6. The cash bond requirements are outlined as follows:
An inmate or any person on his behalf may obtain his release by posting the entire amount of bond in cash at the jail, provided the inmate has bondable charges, the cash is paid in an approved manner, and the person posting the bond has approved identification.
ACCEPTABLE CASH TENDER
CASH MONEY - No silver, no personal, government or employer checks.
MONEY ORDER - U. S. Postal Service, Western Union or a Major Bank. Must be made payable to cash, City of Atlanta, or Atlanta City Detention Center. Must be dated within 7 hours of presentation to jail.
REFUND - The cash bond will be refunded in full to the payor by the City Bond Administrator (Atlanta City Court, 104 Trinity Avenue, S.W.) 30 days after the case has been settled.
STATE PENALTY ASSESSMENT - At the time bail is posted and additional fee of 5% if base bond is $100.00 or higher for Peace Officer Annuity Benefit, 10% for Police and Prosecutors Training Fund, and 10% for Indigent Defense Fund.
ADDITIONAL FEES - An additional fee of 15% for General Cases and/or 20% for Traffic offenses must be paid. These fees are for City Jail and Driver's Education Training funds. The amount of three (3) dollars per offense (victim/witness program) must be paid at the time bail is posted.
If posting the cash bond in the form of cash money the payor must present one piece of picture identification displaying his full name and signature. Acceptable identification includes a valid Georgia Driver's License, school or work identification card, or membership card of a professional organization.
Q7. How do I make a property bond?
A7. The property bond requirements are outlined as follows:
1. The Warranty Deeds must be taken to the County Sheriff's Office of which the property is located.
2. The Sheriff's office will call the City Jail for accurate charges, bond amount, and court dates. The Sheriff's office will give the person(s) a sealed envelope (which contains an approved bond) to take to the City Jail for release.
3. The property must be located in the state of Georgia.
4. The owner(s) of the property must be present at the time the bond is approved and written.
5. Property that is owned jointly or solely by the defendant may be pledged as security for bond.
1. An aprroved Property Affidavit from the Sheriff's Office for the county in which the property is located.
2. Two pieces of identification, one of which must display a recent photograph, date of birth, current address and signature; the second piece of identification must display a similar name, address and signature. Examples of acceptable identification include Georgia Driver's License, and Georgia photo identification card. If the name on the identification does not correspond to the name on the Warranty Deed, then the owner must present a legal document showing that the name was changed through marriage, divorce or other legal proceeding.
MINIMUM PROPERTY VALUE
1. The property may be posted as security for more than one bond on the same or different defendants, if the net market value after each prior bond is still sufficient. Each time the property is secured against a bond, a new lien is attached to the property in the amount of that bond.
Q8. Who do I contact for an impounded vehicle?
A8. Atlanta Police Department
Property Control Unit
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RELEASE OF PROPERTY AND IMPOUNDED VEHICLES
PROPERTY: Property must be claimed within sixty (60) days from date brought into the Property Control Unit.
The owner of the property can authorize pick up by another person. To do so the owner must complete a notarized signed letter authorizing the release. The notarized authorization must include a description of the property, owner's name, address and phone number. The letter must also include the name of the person authorized to pick up the property. The person picking up the property must present valid identification.
EVIDENCE: Items turned in as evidence can be released by Court Order or the arresting officer signing for the release.
The Impound Release Section of the Property Control Unit is open twenty-four (24) hours. In order to obtain a release of an impounded vehicle the owner must present a current tag registration or title.
A bill of Sale less than twenty-one days will be accepted. If the Bill of Sale is more than twenty-one days old transfer of ownership must be completed prior to releasing.
The owner of an impounded vehicle can authorized another person to secure a release on an impounded vehicle. The owner must complete a Letter of Authorization. The owner of the vehicle must have their signature notarized. The letter of authorization must include the owner's name, address and phone number.
The letter must include a description of the vehicle, tag number and V.I.N. and the person designated to secure a release. The person authorized to obtain the release must present a current tag registration or title showing the owner as listed on the letter has a legal right to the vehicle.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MONIES HOUSED IN THIS UNIT CAN ONLY BE RELEASED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.