What Are Some Facts About Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia?


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Gwinnett County Jail is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and is a direct supervision pretrial detention facility, according to the Gwinett County Sheriff. As of 2015, it is the largest out of the sheriff's four divisions.

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Gwinett County Jail was built in 1991 to replace the older linear jail, reports the Gwinett County Sheriff. Later the gymnasium was removed to add extra space to the facility. The Wimberly Tower, named after Deputy Ken Wimberly, was opened in 2006. As of 2015, over 2,600 inmates are housed in the Gwinnett County Jail, and the facility has a capacity of 2,765 inmates.

Visitation at the Gwinnett County Jail occurs everyday with the exception of Wednesdays and Fridays, explains the Gwinett County Sheriff. Children are permitted to visit on Saturdays and Sundays with an adult who is at least 17 years of age. Jail officials may request to see an accompanying adult's identification to verify age. A visit is limited to 30 minutes, and visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to a scheduled visit. A valid state identification is required for all visitors.

Gwinnett County Jail prohibits visitors from bringing purses, bags, car seats, strollers or infant bags into the facility. Cell phones, keys, pagers, sunglasses and weapons are also not allowed, notes the Gwinnett County Sheriff. The sheriff's office requires that all visitors to the facility are clothed in appropriate attire and also requires each visitor to submit to a search.

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