The Walton County Jail is an accredited 596-bed facility that is responsible for the housing, custody, and care of both men and women incarcerated in Walton County. The facility has an average daily population of 500 inmates.
Detention Deputies are staffed 24/7 providing care, custody, and control of the inmates at the Walton County Jail. Detention Deputies are sworn law enforcement officers, who maintain their state law enforcement certifications the same as patrol deputies.
While incarcerated, inmates are encouraged to participate in educational and vocational programs to enhance their lives and prevent recidivism.
Walton County Jail Inmate Programs
Heavy Equipment Operation Program
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
Living in Balance: “Addiction Recovery and Life Reclamation” (In-house -Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program)
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program
Mental Health services are available to each inmate in the form of individual counseling and group therapy. Religious services are offered to inmates from a variety of religious organizations within the community. Qualified inmates may earn the status of inmate worker which allows them to obtain valuable skills while working inside and outside the jail under the direct supervision of trained staff. Some of those positions include food service, janitorial instruction, landscape, groundskeeping, and agriculture crop management.
The Walton County Jail consists of two bureaus, Jail Operations, and Support Services. Jail Operations is responsible for the Security Section, Judicial Services, and the Corrections Special Operations Group. Support Services is responsible for Vocational and Educational Programs, Medical and Mental Health Services, Food Services, and Religious Programs.