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Columbia County Detention Center Overview

Columbia County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. The county was named after famous explorer Christopher Columbus. Columbia County was established 1790. The county seat is Appling. The county has a land area of 290 sq miles. The zip codes of Columbia County are 30802, and 30809.

The Sheriff and main lawman of Columbia County is currently Sheriff Clay N. Whittle. He can be called at (706) 541-1042 and emailed at [email protected].

Sheriff’s Department in Appling, Georgia
2273 County Camp Road
P. O. Box 310
Appling, GA 30802
Phone: (706) 541-1042

Inmate Search in Columbia County Jail

The Columbia County Jail website has an inmate search feature. Inmates incarcerated at the detention facility can be filtered via their First Name, Last Name, Middle Name, Sex, Age, Race, Primary Charge, Arrest Date, and Booking Agency.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation is scheduled based on the inmate’s housing assignment. Inmates should prepare a list of visitors that he/she wants to visit. Inmates should also register for visitations. All visitations must be scheduled 24 in advance. Up to two (2), adults or children age 14 or older may visit an inmate at one time. Children below age 13 will not be allowed to visit unless he/she is accompanied by an adult.
Visitors aren’t allowed to bring handbags, purses, mobile phones, food, drinks, etc. at the visitation lobby. Visitors are required to wear proper and conservative clothing. Visitors wearing inappropriate clothing will not be allowed to visit. A valid government-issued photo ID such as ID card, military ID card, passport, etc is required to be shown by visitors, age 16 and above before visitation will be allowed. Visitation may be restricted or canceled for security or emergency situations.

Sending Mail To Inmates

Inmate’s Full Name, Housing Unit
Post Office Box 310
Appling, Georgia 30802

Sending Funds To Inmates

Money for inmates can be deposited at the Kiosk located in the Detention Center Lobby. Funds may be deposited by cash, credit cards, or debit cards. Visitors can also deposit money on an inmate’s account online by visiting the Jail ATM website and using a credit card. Funds can also be added to an inmate’s account via money orders. The money order should be addressed to the inmate and sent to the following mailing address:

Inmate’s Full Name, Housing Unit
Post Office Box 310
Appling, Georgia 30802

Working at the Columbia County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

Title: Deputy Jailer
Department: Detention Center Division
Salary: 16 (probation) / 17 (completed probation)


Maintains jail security by performing routine security checks within/around the facility, searching areas and persons for contraband, maintaining accurate counts of inmates at regular intervals, and by controlling entrances/exits and inmate movement throughout the facility.

Performs tasks of inmate booking, to include photographing, fingerprinting, running criminal histories, processing related paperwork, and updating inmate rosters; Operates Control Rooms, monitors audio and video surveillance equipment and coordinates movement within the facility; Prepares and processes bonds, documents inmate visitations, and records the release of inmate property and ensures that inmates’ needs are met without compromising security, including access to meals, medical assistance, etc.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws/ordinances, as well as
Skill in defensive tactics, holds Georgia jailer certification
Associate’s Degree or that equivalent in training and experience
Must be able to qualify on the standard CCSO Rifle Qualification Course

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

Any person convicted of sex-related crimes such as rape, prostitution, sexual assault, child pornography, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse is a sex offender. 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.

Bail and Bondsman

If an inmate is awaiting court and has a bond on their charges, they may be bonded out in the following manners:

Property Bond – The owner of property in Columbia County must bring their current Tax Assessment Form as verification of ownership and value to the Detention Center and use the property as collateral to sign a Property Bond. A valid photo ID is also required. If the property is owned in any other county in Georgia the bond must originate through the Sheriff’s Office in that county. The bond must then be delivered to Columbia County Detention Center in an envelope sealed by the issuing authority. A bond of $25,000.00 or more also requires proof of equity in the amount of the bond by a letter from the mortgage holder or producing a clear deed.

Cash Bond – The full amount of the bond is paid, along with the processing fee.

Bail Bondsman – Please see the Reception Deputy or call 706-541-0754 for a current list of approved bondsmen.

Under Georgia Law, a fee of $20.00 is assessed for each bond originating in Columbia County. This fee must be paid in cash at the time of writing the bond.

A specific type of bond accepted for an individual inmate, such as “Cash Bond Only”, may be specified by the Sheriff and/or Courts.

Columbia County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Columbia County Probation Department
Location:1958 Appling Harlem Road, Appling, Georgia, 30802
Columbia County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined190
Avg Daily Population203
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll118
Full time total employees118
Total salaries and wages4531738
Other operating expenditures1381150
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc286000
Year of original construction1996
Year of major renovation2002
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Columbia County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201670,254
Number Employed Annual Average, 201666,977
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,277
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201575,232
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Columbia County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201413,355
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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