Contact Information for Assistance (24/7)

Receiving and Discharge/Booking912-651-3700
Front Lobby912-652-7785
Shift Commander912-652-7710

Inmates that mail letters to their families and friends should start using the following return address: – Chatham County Jail
INMATE ID # - Inmate Full Name
925B Peachtree Street, NE, Box 2062
Atlanta, GA  30309

This mailing address is for inmate mail only, all other deliveries and correspondence must be sent to:
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 31405

All letters marked Return to Sender will be destroyed if received after Feb. 22, 2021.

Inmates should be mindful that if their family or friends send money orders or certified checks for deposit in your account, these items should be addressed:

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
Finance and Accounting Services
Inmate ID # - Inmate Full Name
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA  31405

Mail not correctly addressed will be returned to sender.

Soft cover books (ordered through a commercial vendor), magazine subscriptions, legal mail, and religious material should still be addressed to:

Inmate ID # - Inmate Full Name
Chatham County Jail
1074 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA  31405

*Note:  Only the above listed items are authorized to be received in the mail.  All other items will be considered contraband and will be destroyed.

Inmate Handbook


Inmate Visitation

Due to the pandemic safety protocols and procedures, the Chatham County Detention Center On-site Visitors Center is closed until further notice.


Visitation Rules

  • Absolutely NO weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray, scissors, etc) are allowed on the premises. Such items will be confiscated and destroyed. Hiding items in bushes, etc. may be considered a criminal offense.
  • All visitors must have a valid Government/State/School picture I.D. with date of birth and current address.
  • All visitors who are under the age of 17 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Disruptive, argumentative or unruly behavior by any visitor at anytime will be grounds for termination of that visit.
  • No child is to be left alone; all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children who are left unattended or are unruly, will cause the visitation to be terminated.
  • Only a valid I.D. and keys are allowed in the visitation area. All other items are considered contraband and are to be secured in your vehicle (RECOMMENDED) or lockers provided in the waiting area. This includes, but not limited to: Cell Phones, Pagers, Blue tooth headsets, Purses and other items as deemed contraband by security staff.
  • Cell phone usage in the waiting or visitation area is prohibited and will result in termination of visitation.
  • Females can wear shorts, capris, skirts, and dresses that fall to the top of the knee are allowed.
  • No distasteful or extremely tight fitting clothing of any kind are allowed.
  • No ripped clothing, clothing with holes or clothing with tears is allowed.
  • No low cut shirts of any kind are allowed, CLEAVAGE MUST BE COMPLETELY COVERED.
  • Midriffs/stomachs must be completely covered.
  • No tank tops are allowed, shoulders must be covered
  • Shirts displaying alcohol, drugs, gang signs, vulgarity, or offensive writing/pictures are not allowed.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence or smell of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to visit.
  • Clothing that appears to be see through or transparent is not allowed.
  • No sagging pants or exposure of under garments will be allowed.
  • Pants must be at waist level
  • No food or drink is allowed in the waiting or visitation area.
  • Visitors who are outside of a 150 miles radius from the Chatham County Detention Center will be allowed a 45 minute visit(Visitors Must provide Documentation of Residence)
  • Visitation may be canceled without notice by the facility.