Georgia Jail Visitation Rules — Paulding, Gwinnett, And Gordon Counties

Reconnecting with a loved one after an arrest can be challenging, even if you know where the arrestee is being held. Because jails are managed by local municipalities, their rules and regulations can vary from county to county. And nobody needs the hassle of traveling miles to visit an incarcerated loved one, only to be told that the visit will not be permitted. So, before you go, it’s important to obtain the visitation rules and regulations for the jail where the person is being held. As a public service, Bond James Bond, a local bail bond agent, is providing a brief summary of the visitation rules for some of the areas we serve—including Paulding, Gwinnett, and Gordon counties in Georgia. 

 Paulding County

 Video Visitation

Paulding County offers the option of video visitation, both from Telmate video stations located in the Paulding County Detention Center lobby and remotely from any computer with a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, microphone, and speakers. There is no limit to the number of remote visits, and they may be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. The new visitation schedule is designed to allow more visits at more times.

 Scheduling Visits

To schedule a visit with an inmate, go to www.gettingout.com or use the Telmate kiosk in the Detention Center lobby. Visitation must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. You will need to login (or register if you haven’t already) before scheduling a visit. Available visiting times may vary throughout the facility, depending on classification and housing unit. Inmates are responsible for communicating their allowed visit times to prospective visitors. Inmates will not be permitted to visit during their lockdown time.

Tips

Arrive Early: For all free visits, and all onsite visits, visitors must be present in the jail reception area 5-10 minutes before their scheduled visit. Inmates visit using a video station in their housing unit.

Canceling a Visit: To cancel a visit, go to www.visit.telmate.com or use the link provided in your confirmation email. Cancelations that are over 24 hours in advance are fully refunded.

Minors

Minors are allowed to visit as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Minors are not permitted to register for visitation.

Rules & Restrictions

  • All social visiting is subject to recording and monitoring.
  • Inmate visitation is a privilege and may be denied for disciplinary reasons or operational necessity.
  • No cell phones, food, or drink are allowed in the visiting area.
  • No nudity, drug use, threatening language, gang symbols, or other behavior prohibited by the facility is allowed.

Gwinnett County

 Visitation Regulations

Visitation information will not be provided over the telephone or by email. The inmate must inform all visitors of the date and time scheduled for visitation. Visitation at the Gwinnett County Jail occurs every day except Wednesdays and Fridays. Children under the age of 17 may visit every Saturday and Sunday when accompanied by an adult (17 years of age and above). If a question arises about the age of a qualifying adult, it will be resolved only with proper identification. At no time will children be allowed to remain in the lobby area without adult supervision. It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify visitors of all scheduled dates and times. You must present a valid picture ID to visit. A valid ID is a state-approved driver’s license, passport, or state-issued identification card. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Each visit is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.

 Rules & Restrictions

  • Visitors will not be allowed to bring handbags, purses, bags, infant bags, car seats, strollers, cell phones, pagers, keys, lighters, cigarettes, knives, pens, pencils, sunglasses, hats, guns, explosives, etc. into the Jail.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to bring any food or drinks into the Jail.
  • The Reception Officer will not hold property for any visitors. Visitors will be instructed to secure items in their vehicles or in the pay lockers provided in the lobby.
  • Proper attire will be required for all visitors. Inappropriate clothing such as halter tops, swimwear, revealing clothing, sleepwear, or any clothing that may be deemed unacceptable will not be permitted.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of any intoxicant or display unruly behavior will not be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors will be required to submit to a search of their person by Sheriff’s Deputies. Searches may be conducted by electronic means, physical pat-down, or both. Failure or refusal to submit to a search will result in the denial of visitation.
  • Visitors will be required to proceed directly to their assigned visitation booth. • Loitering in the visitation corridors will not be permitted.

Gordon County

Visiting Regulations

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility. The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Calhoun GA location. Visitors must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don’t show up or arrive late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or arrives late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be canceled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Gordon Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visiting Hours

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 706-629-1244 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations. Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day.

____________

We hope you find this information useful. Please remember that if you or a loved one has been arrested, a licensed bail bond agent can be your best ally. At Bond James Bond, we help our clients to post bail so they can continue to meet their work, family, and community obligations and can better assist in preparing their own defense. Learn what Bond James Bond can do for you. Contact us today!

Bond, James Bond, Inc. can handle any size or type of Georgia bail bonds in Barrow County, Bartow County, Cherokee County, Clarke County, Cobb County, Floyd County, Gordon County, Gwinnett County, Paulding County and Polk County. We are always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. We have 11 locations which are conveniently located to serve you better. Visit us at www.bondjamesbondinc.com, or call Bond, James Bond, Inc. at (678) 825-3436.