The Paulding County Jail is a 631 bed facility that houses individuals both prior to them being sentenced and after they are sentenced. Our current facility was completed in 2020 and is located on the Watson Government Complex in Dallas, Georgia. The primary function of the Jail is for the receiving, processing, and housing of individuals charged with felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violations. Those individuals that are unable to make bond remain in our custody until they appear in court.
The secondary function of the Jail is the housing of sentenced inmates. Some inmates are sentenced to serve time for misdemeanor offenses (less than 1 year) and remain in the county facility for the duration of their sentence. Inmates that receive a court sentence of more than 1 year are considered inmates of the Georgia Department of Corrections and remain in the county facility until they may be received by a facility of the State of Georgia.
People visiting the Jail are not allowed to loiter, smoke, or use a cell phone within a hundred feet of the Bonding and Visitation Center for security reasons. These rules are posted at all entrances to the facility. Please adhere to these rules while at our facility.