145 correctional officers and deputies from the Clayton County Sheriff's
Office supervise Security for the Clayton County Jail. The 145
officers are divided into four security teams working 12-hour
All security perimeter entrances,
control center doors, and doors opening into a corridor are
controlled entirely by the Sheriff's Central Control Room. The
state-of-the-art computerized touch-screen security system provides
the highest in technological advances in safety.
The Sheriff's Central Control Room,
located at the main entrances to the jail facility, provides
optimal observation of traffic flow and internal activities,
including the use of closed-circuit television. This allows
officers views of the hallways, elevators, corridors and all points
of the secured perimeter of the jail.
Each of the 96 cells in the 192-bed
housing unit is controlled internally by a Control Room Officer and
is also operated by a computerized touch-screen security system.
The Control Room within the housing units controls only those doors
within its perimeter. The Sheriff's Central Control Room backs up
each of the eight housing units and two dormitories.
The design and concept of the jail
allows secured supervision of the inmates at all times. It is only
during a court appearance that an inmate appears in the presence of
the public. Inmates are guided from their housing units through a
corridor to a set of secured elevator banks. The elevators open
directly into holding cells that are located to the side of their