The Tift County Jail was constructed in 1997 and is primarily a pre-trial Detention Center where persons accused of crimes that cannot bond out, await their court dates.
The Tift County Jail also houses persons sentenced to serve up to 12 months and persons sentenced for more serious crimes until space is available at State facilities.
With over 260 beds in one facility, a medical unit and serving about 750 meals per day, the operation of the Tift County Jail is equivalent to that of a small town. The primary concerns for the Officers on a daily basis are the safety and security of the inmates, vistors and staff while performing all the functions necessary to make the jail efficient.
All this is accomplished 24 hour a day, seven day a week by 49 professional men and women.
The Jail Division prides itself on the dedication, intergrity and honesty of these Officers. The Jail Officers work very hard and willingly go beyond the requirement of their normal duties to perform their tasks. It is because of the quality and dedication of these Officers that we believe the Tift County Jail is one of the best in the State.
In addition to the Officers hired by the Sheriff to operate the Jail, the Sheriff's Office also contracts services operated by professionals in their respective fields to reduce costs and insure quality for medical and food services needed for all persons housed.
The Sheriff also provides the opportunity for persons being housed to participate in religious and educational services during their incarceration.
The telephone number for the Tift County Jail is 229-388-6020.