The lobby of the DeKalb County Jail is no longer open 24 hours a day after a scheduling change Sept. 29, according to an announcement by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office.
According to the new schedule, the jail will close between midnight and 7 a.m. daily. This change will not affect the inmate release process; however bonds from bonding companies and the public will not be accepted during these hours. Visitors will no longer be allowed to wait on released inmates in the lobby after midnight.
“This change comes in an effort to maintain fiscal responsibility by cutting operating hours thereby reducing the need for overtime,” the announcement stated.