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Ben Hill County Jail Overview

Ben Hill County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. Ben Hill County was established in 1906 and was named in honor of Benjamin Harvey Hill, who was a U.S. Senator from 1877 to 1882. The county seat is Fitzgerald. The county’s land area is 252 sq miles. The zip codes of Ben Hill County are 31750 and 31783.

The Sheriff and main lawman of Ben Hill County Jail is currently Sheriff Lee Cone. He can be called at (229) 426-5161 or emailed at [email protected].

Sheriff’s Department in Fitzgerald, Georgia

255 Appomattox Road
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Phone: (229) 426-5161

Inmate Search in Ben Hill County Jail

The Ben Hill County Jail does not have an inmate search feature on its website. To search or locate an inmate, visit the Jail directly or call at (229) 426-5161.

Important Jail Information and Procedures

Ben Hill County Jail only allows non-contact visits. Visitations will take place in the Inmate Visitation Room of the Ben Hill County Detention Center. Inmates are allowed 30 minutes of visitation each week. A maximum of four visitors will be permitted to visitors. Children under 12 years of age are not eligible for visits. Inmates should present a valid state or government-approved identification card with a photo such as a Valid Passport, Driver’s License, Military ID Card, etc. Inmates should provide a list of visitors to the Jail Administrator. All visitors are subject to approval by the Jail Administrator before being permitted to visit. All visitations will be monitored and recorded. For further information, visit the link below.

Visitation Hours

Males: Saturday
A – M: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
N – Z: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Females: Sunday
All: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

Individuals convicted of sex-related crimes such as rape, prostitution, sexual assault, child pornography, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse are deemed as sex offenders. Sex offenders are required to get registered with the state or county’s sex offender register. Those who don’t register with the state may be charged with a felony. You can get the list of sex offenders registered with the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office by going to the following link.

Bail and Bondsman

If you have been arrested in Georgia on a state felony or misdemeanor charge and have a bond set, there are four ways to post bond for your release such as signature bond, cash bond, property bond, and bonding agency. Posting bond allows the defendant to leave jail while ensuring to show up to answer all charges at future court dates. If the defendant who posted bond does not show up, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

In Georgia, the percentage a bonding agency can charge is higher than the national average of 10%. In Georgia, 12% to 15% is commonplace when it comes to the non-refundable fee amount a bonding agency will ask for their services. There are other agencies that provide lending services if the defendant does not have the money required for the bonding agency fee. Collateral such as property or vehicle is commonly used.

Applicable Statutes

Code of Georgia Title 17
Criminal Procedure Chapter 6
Bonds and Recognizance Article 2
Sureties Part 2
Professional Bondsmen

Code of Georgia Title 17
Criminal Procedure Chapter 6
Bonds and Recognizance Article 2
Sureties Part 1
General Provisions

Code of Georgia Title 17
Criminal Procedure Chapter 6
Bonds and Recognizance Article 3
Proceedings for Forfeiture of Bonds or Recognizances

Contact the Ben Hill County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Ben Hill County Public Defender
Address:115 South Sheridan Street, Fitzgerald, Georgia, 31750
Ben Hill County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined114
Avg Daily Population109
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll21
Full time total employees21
Total salaries and wages514620
Other operating expenditures392322
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Ben Hill County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20165,662
Number Employed Annual Average, 20165,205
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016457
Unemployment Rate, 20168.1
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201530,776
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ben Hill County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20145,549
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201532.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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