Jones County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Jones County Jail

Address:
123 Holmes Hawkins Drive
PO Box 874
Gray, GA 31032

Phone:

478-986-4992

New Visitation Policies in Jones County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Jones County Jail in Gray, Georgia, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 478-986-4992 for updates.

Video Visitation at Jones County Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Jones County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 478-986-4992 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Jones County, the state of Georgia and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Jones County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Jones County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Jones County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Jones County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Jones County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Jones County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Jones County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Jones County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Jones County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Jones County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Georgia, then choose Jones County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Jones County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Jones County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Jones County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Jones County.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Jones County Jail?

To send messages to a Jones County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Jones County Jail contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Jones County Jail account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Jones County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Jones County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Jones County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Jones County Jail.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Jones County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Jones County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Jones County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Jones County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Georgia, then choose Jones County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Jones County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Jones County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Jones County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Jones County.