The Sheriff Office’s Judicial Bureau manages the 376-bed county jail. The jail is primarily a holding facility for men and women charged with a criminal offense waiting for a court appearance and for persons already sentenced but waiting for a transfer to a state or federal facility. The county jail also holds persons found guilty of certain misdemeanors and sentenced to one year or less. The county jail does not hold juveniles; they are transferred to a juvenile detention center in Rome or Dalton. This bureau also performs litter control along county and state rights-of-ways using county inmate labor.