In the Summer of 2007, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office went through a massive jail expansion. Completed in 2008, the Bulloch County Jail went from being equipped with approximately 100 beds to a substantially larger 475 beds. Prior to the expansion, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office relied upon surrounding counties to house a large number of its’ prisoners. Now those prisoners are all housed in the newly expanded facility. This necessary expansion has proved to be a tremendous savings of tax payer dollars.
To accommodate medical problems of the much larger number of inmates, the Bulloch County Jail also now has a full time medical staff on duty. This medical staff has nurses that handle the day to day medical issues of the inmates and a medical doctor sees to more serious medical issues weekly, although if something serious happen and there is no doctor to attend it, they could be exposed to claims by The Medical Negligence Experts and others. Prior to staffing medical personnel, inmates were required to be transported to local area doctors. The newly hired medical staff has proven to be a tremendous savings of tax payer dollars by all but eliminating these doctor visits and cutting down by the prescriptions required by inmates.
Inmates of the Bulloch County Jail are fed hot meals daily. During the expansion, the Bulloch County Correctional Institute, located directly behind the Bulloch County Jail, built a kitchen. Inmate workers of the Institute now prepare meals for the Bulloch County jail inmates. The Bulloch County Jail now houses a number of inmates for the United States Marshal Service. The Bulloch County Jail receives payment from the federal government for housing these inmates which has helped to offset the cost of the expansion.
To operate the facility, the Bulloch County Jail employs approximately 65 full time jail deputies. These jail deputies oversee and maintain the day to day operations of the jail by maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the facility as well as numerous other duties. Each of these officers has attended the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Basic Jailer Officer Course and is a State of Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Jail Officers.
Important Jail Information
To contact the medical staff at the Bulloch County Jail, please call 912-764-1735 between the hours of 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday).
To inquire about cell block visitation for an inmate, please call 912-764-1746 or 912-764-1770. Please note, inmate visitation is determined by a list that the inmate completes. The inmate may have up to 5 people to visit them. This list may change every 6 months. If your name is not on the inmate’s list, you will not be allowed to visit.
There will be no Special Visitation calls for any inmate. no Exceptions!
Clergy/Preacher Visitation is held on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday of every week from the hours of 8am-10am. Special Clergy visitation must first be approved by the Jail Administrator prior to the visit. Clergy visitation is a one time visit per inmate.
Inmate Store Call is held every Wednesday. All items for inmate property must be purchased through the commissary (Store Call). All items on the Store Call list are approved for inmate possession. Absolutely no items will be accepted over the counter on behalf of the inmate. No Exceptions!
Friends and family of Bulloch County Jail inmates may now easily add money on an inmates account doesn’t matter if you get the money in cash or from a Best Buy credit card. The money may then be used for Store Call. There is a kiosk located in the lobby of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office to accept the funds. The machine accepts cash or credit cards. There is a $2.75 processing fee added to each transaction.
The Bulloch County Jail uses Securus for inmate phone calls. If you are unable to receive incoming inmate phone calls to a private residence, please call 1-800-844-6591 to unblock the incoming inmate calls.
Make Inmate Deposits
You can make inmate deposits online or over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your Credit Card or Debit Card.
Click here for more information on how to make an inmate deposit.
Jail staff includes:
Captain John Staten, Jail Administrator
Lieutenant Danny Tremble
Lieutenant Jean West
Sergeant Tonia Scroggins
Sergeant Beverly Prince
Sergeant Dustin Marsh
Sergeant Sandra Culbreath