Chatham County Jail & Prison

Find Chatham County Georgia jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Chatham County Jail & Detention Center 1050 Carl Griffin Drive Savannah GA 31405 912-652-7700


Quitman County Jail PO Box 338 Georgetown GA 39854 229-334-3726

Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center 191 Carl Griffin Drive Savannah GA 31405 912-652-3879

About Chatham County Jails & Prisons

A Chatham County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Chatham County, GA where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Chatham County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Chatham County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Chatham County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Chatham County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Chatham County Inmate Searches

All levels of Chatham County Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Chatham County, GA provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Chatham County inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Chatham County Jails, Chatham County, Georgia State, and Federal Prisons.

Chatham County Jails

Jails are Chatham County government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the Chatham County Police Department or Chatham County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Chatham County, Georgia

Chatham County Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In Georgia, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of Chatham County, Georgia State, and Federal Government.