The Toombs County Detention Center, proudly renamed the Charles Durst Detention Center after the passing of the former Sheriff Charles Durst, is a 120-bed facility located in the eastern part of the Sheriff’s Office.
This county jail is the primary holding facility for not only the Toombs County Sheriff’s Department, but also the Lyons and Vidalia Municipal Police Departments.
County jails hold not only convicted inmates pending sentence or transfer to state facilities, but also pre-trial arrestees pending court or trial, State or Misdemeanor Probationers, and State Parolees pending revocation. Typical for a county jail that serves many functions for the court and the community, there are typically many types of arrestees in a general population cell at any time.
Inmates booked into the Toombs County Detention Center are in the custody of the Toombs County Sheriff, and in being so, are the responsibility of the Sheriff. We provide all needs mandated by the State of Georgia, including medical care, meals, and an online law library. We boast state of the art communication systems that allow inmates to be in contact with their family and legal counsel, as well as the courts. We also have an up to date commissary system that allows inmates to purchase grocery and healthcare items at the same costs you would find in a local store. Our facility allows “store call” twice a week, and meals are served three times daily.
For more information on any of our inmate communication programs, please check out the links below.