The Toombs County Detention Center houses up to 128 pre-trial, pre-sentenced, county, city, and state sentenced prisoners and has an average daily population of 96. Both male and female prisoners are held in the Detention Center.
Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, functional, and humane environment for staff and prisoners, while protecting our community. although the care of the prisoners is the responsibility of the Sheriff, both the State of Georgia and Federal Government impose standards to which the Sheriff must comply. These include a minimum square footage of living space per prisoner, medical and dental care, balanced and nutritional meals, outdoor recreation, and many other tax-supported services.
The Detention Center is currently staffed with 29 full-time and 4 part-time employees. Jail staff are P.O.S.T. Certified Officers. Jail Officers are required to attend Basic Jail Officer Training with no less than twenty hours in-service training annually.
Inmate labor is utilized to minimize operational costs in such areas as facility sanitation, food, and laundry services and are also sent to Vidalia, Lyons, and assigned to County work details.