Clarke County Sheriff's Office

**Changes to commissary, sending undergarments, sending books to the jail**

  • Effective July 1, Commissary limit is $80. This includes $40 on food products and $40 on hygiene and whites (clothing). Care Pack Orders are included in the $40 food limit. 
  • Undergarments ("whites") sent through Amazon or mail order must be unbranded, generic, Haynes, or Fruit of the Loom. NO DESIGNER BRAND whites. Rejected undergarment orders will be donated to an outside entity.
  • Books are accepted via mail order from Amazon or from the Publisher. Books depicting GANGS, GAMBLING, SEX, PORNOGRAPHY or ILLEGAL DRUGS will be rejected and donated to an outside entity. Rejected books will not be placed in inmate property.

How to Send Inmate Mail

Note: Bulk mailings are NOT permitted at and will be denied.

In an effort to curb the introduction of drugs into facilities, Clarke County Jail has updated their procedure for sending mail to inmates. All inmate personal mail will be sent to a central processing facility, opened, scanned, and made available electronically to the inmate at the facility for a period of 14 days on devices.

Personal inmate mail 

Use the following address utilizing existing jail facility mail rules: – Clarke County Jail
Inmate Name / Inmate Number
925B Peachtree St. NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA 30309

Legal Mail

Legal mail shall be mailed directly to the jail facility.  All legal mail must be sent by a legally approved entity. Contact the jail for list of legally approved entities.

Legal Mail 
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Rd
Athens, Ga 30605


Money Orders

Money Orders shall be mailed directly to the jail facility.  

Attn: Business Office 
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Rd
Athens, Ga 30605

Business and Transactional Documents

Business and Transactional documents must be mailed directly to the jail facility. These include:

  • Checks
  • Passbooks
  • Deposit Slips
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Cards
  • Driver's License
  • Alien Registration Card/Green Card
  • Welfare Card
  • Medical Card
  • School Diplomas
  • Personal Identification Card

To mail official documents, use this address:

Attn: Business Office 
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Rd
Athens, Ga 30605

Official documents sent directly to the institution will be process by the procedure below. 

Transactional Documents

For transactions that require the inmate to sign or otherwise enter information on an original in order to carry out a transaction (i.e. endorsing a check, transferring a vehicle title, etc.) the original document must be mailed as follows:

Attn: Business Office 
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
Clarke County Jail
3015 Lexington Rd
Athens, Ga 30605

The Business Office/designee will coordinate a time for the inmate to review, sign documents if desired and pay to have the document mailed out of the facility. Any general inmate correspondence for the inmate included with transactional documents will be destroyed and inmates will not be permitted to keep original documentation sent through this process.

Mail Requirements for Inmates

All inmates are permitted to send and receive mail. Mail can be sent to anyone EXCEPT: victims of your crime, inmates, former inmates, parolees, probationers, co-defendants, current or former Jail employees, current or former contract employees, current or former volunteers, anyone who has an active Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) against the inmate that prohibits such contact.

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We now offer two way to remotely visit with residents - Securus Technologies and JailATM.

Remote visitation for friends and family.

  • Video Visits now available via internet
  • 20 minute scheduled visit $7.95

Onsite visitation is for attorney use only. 

Securus eMessaging

Video Visitation and Email Now Available through

  • Video Visits now available via internet
  • 15 minute scheduled visit $3.75
  • Unscheduled video visit 25 cents per minute
  • Visit to create an account
  • Visit schedule: 9-11 am; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm
  • Email service now available through
  • Individuals in ACC Jail can send emails for 50 cents, or send collect emails
  • Members of the public may send emails for 50 cents.
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Serving Our Community

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office exists to provide services for the protection of life and property and the preservation of the public peace in Athens-Clarke County. The sheriff is responsible for the physical health and welfare of all inmates in the jail and the management of their property and money.

Services Provided

The Sheriff's Office serves criminal warrants, civil papers, and subpoenas; executes evictions; transports prisoners to court; extradites prisoners from other states to court; and provides security for the State, Superior, Municipal, Magistrate, and Juvenile courts as wells as juries, the Clarke County Courthouse, and the courthouse parking deck. 

The Sheriff's Office also serves as a source of information, providing lectures and programs to community groups, civic associations, and schools.


The mission of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office is to serve our community through intentional engagement, access and transparency. We are dedicated to conducting ourselves in a manner respectful of the trust that has been placed upon us. We will perform the constitutional and statutory mandates of the Office of Sheriff with the highest degree of competence, skill and professionalism. We strive to actively enforce the laws of our state and to safely operate our detention facilities through progressive, innovative and humane practices aimed towards rehabilitating those in custody through non-conventional methods and returning citizens back into our community with hope and a chance for a successful future. We are dedicated to this mission and to the people we serve to ensure that Clarke County is a safe place to live, work and visit.


Our vision is to be a nationally recognized public safety organization dedicated to deliberate service to our community. We will achieve excellence through education, training and empowering our employees to provide the highest professional services to the citizens of Clarke County. We are determined to provide a Sheriff's Office that is progressive, service oriented and purpose driven to influence and embrace change. 


We, the men and women of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, pledge to infuse our core values in every aspect of our service to our community. Our four core values are:

  • Service - We pledge to maintain a servant mind state with a community oriented approach.
  • Dignity - We strive to engage with our community in such a manner that each person is left with their dignity intact.
  • Respect - We will be respectful in all interactions with our community members.
  • Professionalism - We are skilled in the performance of our duties and governed by the code of ethics that demands integrity by word or by act publicly and privately, the allegiance to our oath of office and the laws that govern our nation.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office is committed to building a culture that promotes and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. A diverse and inclusive workforce ensures that the Sheriff's Office benefits from the backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of its employees. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to law enforcement operations and to the critical mission of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office.