The Effingham County Jail is a smoke free facility.
Effingham County Jail Mission Statement
The Mission of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Jail Division, is to provide for the safety and security of inmates and staff by maintaining a safe, sanitary, and secure environment. We will accomplish our mission by providing care, custody and control of legally confined persons, and providing ethical and humane treatment to those who are incarcerated.
ECSO Jail Function
The primary function of the ECSO Jail Division is 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 custody until they appear in court.
The secondary function 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.