The current Catoosa County Jail is a modern detention facility opened in September of 2002. The 54,000 square foot facility has the capacity to house 248 inmates. The jail houses both male and female inmates charged with any criminal offense that occurs within Catoosa County including the cities of Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. This includes both pretrial and convicted persons.
The mission of the jail is to provide a safe and secure environment for both the citizens of Catoosa County and inmates by adhering to Federal and State laws and standards.
Jail & Lobby
If you need assistance, the Jail Lobby / Reception area is manned Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., except Major Holidays.
After hours or on the weekend, an intercom is located on the reception counter for direct contact with the Jail Control Room.
The Catoosa County Jail is located adjacent to the Sheriff’s Office at 5842 Highway 41, Ringgold, GA 30736.
Driving directions from I–75:
Take exit 350 and travel east on Battlefield Parkway (also known as Highway 2A) approximately 1.3 miles to Highway 41. Turn left (north) on Highway 41 and travel approximately .5 miles. The Sheriff’s Office and Jail are located on the west side of Highway 41.
How do I bond out someone that has been incarcerated in the Catoosa County Jail?
If the person has a bond and no outstanding charges or holds at other locations, they may post bond in one of the following ways:
Property Bond: Only property located in the State of Georgia will be accepted. If the property is located in Catoosa, the properties “net” worth must be double the amount of the bond and the taxes must be paid up to date. The Sheriff’s Office will check the value of the property from the office. If the property is located outside of Catoosa County, you will have to go to that county’s Sheriff’s Office in which they property is located. Other counties property bond rules may be different than what is required from Catoosa.
Bonding Companies: Catoosa County only utilizes those bonding companies approved by the Sheriff; no other bonding company may be used. The bonding company will charge a percentage of the amount of the bond. This amount is set by the bonding companies, not the Sheriff’s Office.
Cash Bond: All cash bond amounts must be exact change; the Sheriff’s Office does not make change. No credit/debit cards or checks will be accepted.
All bonds must be accompanied with a State of Georgia Bond fee of $20 and must be paid in cash.
Once a bond has been posted, how long will it take for the inmate to be out-processed?
There is no set time for an inmate to be out-processed. The safety and security of the jail is the top priority and based on traffic in the jail, movement, and established processes, there is no way to predict the time it will take for an inmate to be released.
I signed a bond for someone and they were arrested. Can I remove myself from the bond I previously signed?
A person out on bond under a “Property Bond” can only be surrendered if he or she is either in custody in Catoosa jail or they are brought to our facility. Property bond surrenders will not be allowed if they are incarcerated in another facility. To begin the process, either bring the person to the jail or request a bond surrender form.If the person is out on bond with a “Bonding Company” the bonding company may surrender if the person is in another facility in surrounding counties only. Outside of the surrounding counties, the bonding company will need to have approval from the Jail Administrator or higher. When a bond surrender is completed by a Bonding company, the individual making the bond will not receive their money back unless agreed upon by the Bonding company.
How do I drop off medication for an inmate incarcerated in the Catoosa County Jail?
All medication must be dropped off to medical staff between 7 am to 7 pm. Medication older than 30 days and medication that has not been filled will not be accepted. All medication must be in the prescribed bottle and include the inmate’s name.
Can I receive medical information about an inmate?
Jail and Medical Staff are prohibited from providing any information regarding an inmate’s medical treatment.
Can I drop off clothes or other property for an inmate that has been incarcerated into the Catoosa County Jail?
The Catoosa County Jail does not allow property drop off for inmates in the facility. Inmates may order commissary, hygiene and clothing items from the commissary while in custody from a kiosk machine provided in each cell block. Family and Friends can order items from Jailatm.com and items will be shipped directly to the inmate.
Can I pick up money from an inmate’s property if they complete an Inmate Property Release Form?
Cash will not be released to anyone, other than a bonding company for the inmate to post bond.
Can I pick up items that were in possession of an inmate when they were arrested?
No item(s) will be released, unless it causes a hardship for the family. Any request for a hardship exception must be submitted to Jail Administration by the inmate through the Kiosk provided in each holding area.
An inmate has been transferred to another facility and I have been designated to pick up their property. What are the proper steps to pick up the property?
Those inmates who have been sent off to another facility and not allowed to take property may leave it for someone to pick up. Only the person who the inmate designates to pick up the property will be allowed to receive it. Property not collected after thirty (30) days of the inmate leaving will be destroyed.
CORRESPONDENCE WITH INMATES
How do I call an inmate in the Catoosa County Jail?
Inmates have access to phones in each dorm to use daily beginning after breakfast up to evening dinner. After dinner is completed the phones are turned back on until 9:30 p.m. Phone calls can be made either collect or putting money on the inmate’s phone account. The phone account can be set up by either the inmate or from outside the facility on Securustech.net. Inmates that are on disciplinary separation are given access to the phone for one hour per day and the time is determined on a daily basis.
How do I visit an inmate incarcerated in Catoosa County Jail?
Visits occur daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. All visitors must sign up either in the visitation room on the Scheduler or by going to Sercurustech.net. Visits are scheduled for 20 minutes and may be cancelled or delayed due to security measures taking part in the jail. A set of rules are posted in the visitation rooms and, if any rule is violated, the visit will be terminated.
How do I send mail or reading material to inmates incarcerated in the Catoosa County Jail?
Due to security concerns, letters or envelopes will not be accepted to be distributed at the Catoosa County Jail. Postcards no larger than 5 x7 will be accepted. Books, Bibles and Magazines must be ordered and shipped directly from the publisher (no hard-back books) and will not be accepted if from a Private Entity.Inmates may also receive electronic mail through the Kiosk system. This can be set up either by the inmate from the kiosk or by friends and family by logging onto Jailatm.com and setting up an account. Electronic messages/mail are fee-based and set by the commissary provider. To send and receive messages, all senders must have a valid email address.
When and what are First Appearance Hearings?
First Appearance hearings will be conducted daily or at the discretion of the judge. First Appearance hearings will allow a judge to set a bond, if they can, and set bond conditions if required. Most Hearings are conducted at 1:30 pm and can be viewed by going to the Magistrates office. All hearings are conducted via video conferencing.
When is the court date for an inmate incarcerated in Catoosa County Jail?
The jail does not provide or set court dates. All court dates are provided by either the District Attorney’s office (706) 965–9055 or State Solicitor (706) 965–4477 if the charges are state or county charges. If the inmate was arrested by a municipal officer, you will need to contact the appropriate city court.
LEGAL QUESTIONS & INFORMATION
Can I obtain a power of attorney from an inmate?
Only Power of Attorneys for care of children and Guardian ship will be notarized for an inmate.
An inmate’s vehicle was impounded and I am unsure of where it was towed to. How can I find out where it is?
To ascertain the location of all impounded vehicles, you must contact the Dispatch center at (706) 935–2323.
Can an inmate in the Catoosa County Jail receive a furlough?
The Catoosa County Jail does not authorize furloughs for inmates. Any request for a furlough must be made through the inmate’s attorney.
How can I obtain information about an inmate currently or previously incarcerated?
All requests for information, photos, booking reports, etc… will be submitted by an Open Records Request. A copy of the form may be picked up at the front desk or found on the Catoosa County Sheriff’s website. An explanation of what is being requested and why the item is needed must accompany the request.