Jail Division

Major Wendy Sanvidge, the Jail Division Commander, and her staff of experienced professionals invite you to look through the Jail Division pages for useful information and to answer your questions. 

The Henry County jail is primarily a pre-trial Detention Center where persons accused of crimes, who cannot bond out, await their court dates.   The Henry County jail also houses persons sentenced to serve up to 12 months and persons sentenced for more serious crimes until space is available at State facilities. 

With over 900 beds in two facilities, a medical facility, and serving about 2,300 meals per day, the operation of the Henry County Jail is equivalent to a small town.  The primary concerns for the Officers are the safety and security of the inmates, visitors and staff while performing all the functions necessary to make the jail function efficiently. 

All this is accomplished 24 hours a day, seven days a week by 166 professional men and women. 

The Jail Division prides itself on the dedication, integrity and honesty of these Officers.  The Jail Officers work very hard and willingly go beyond the requirements for their normal duties to perform their responsibilities.  It is because of the quality and dedication of these Officers that we believe the Henry County Jail is one of the best in the State.

In addition to the professionals hired by the Sheriff to operate the Jail and Jail Annex, we use contracted services operated by professionals in their respective fields to reduce costs and insure quality.  Two of these service providers directly related to inmate care include Correct Health which is responsible for the 24 hour healthcare of inmates and ABL Management which manages the food services and oversees the nutritional needs of inmates.  Both companies are partnered with the Sheriff's Office to provide superior services with a strong commitment to keep costs down. 

Division Staff

Major Wendy Sanvidge
Jail Commander 

Captain Courtney Head
Assistant Jail Commander