The state of Georgia is equipped with over six hundred (600) law enforcement agencies

The Georgia Department of Corrections operates prisons, probation detention centers plus substance use disorder treatment facilities. Inmates are also housed at 159 county facilities, which is the second-highest number of county facilities after Texas.

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There are 34 state prisons in Georgia that house 47,000 felony offenders. State prisons take care of violent, repeat, or nonviolent offenders who have exhausted all other forms of punishment for their crimes.

Georgia currently has the death penalty and 76 state executions have taken place since 1976. Currently, there are 41 death row inmates and the sentence is carried out at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. The death penalty sentence is determined by a jury and carried out by injection.

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Inmate and Jail Roster Search

The George Department of Corrections maintains offender locators on its website. Here you can search for inmates. You enter a first and last name and if you know the answer your search will ask for the gender, race, age, and where they were most recently located.

Results show a list with the offender’s name, offenses, and where they are housed. You can click on View Offender to see further details. These details include a mugshot, GDC ID, date of birth, race, gender, height and weight, eye color, and hair color. You can also see if the inmate has any scars or tattoos. You will also be able to read about their offenses, the county, incarceration rates, and sentences. If you cannot find the inmate using Georgia’s offender locator, you can use third-party search tools like InfoTrader.

When searching for an offender list the last name, first name, gender, race, and age. The search returns the following information, including a mugshot.

  • Offender Name: Example Results
  • Major Offense
  • Current Institution: Wilcox State Prison
  • Gdc Id: 1002541760
  • Physical Description
  • Yob: 1997
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5’08
  • Weight: 180
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Scars, Marks, Tattoos
  • Incarceration Details
  • Offense: Burg 2nd Aft 6/30/12
  • Conviction County: Meriwether County
  • Crime Commit Date: 02/11/2019
  • Sentence Length: 3 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
  • State Of Georgia – Prior Sentences
  • State Of Georgia – Incarceration History
  • Incarceration Begin: 10/28/2020
  • Incarceration End: 01/28/2023

Visitation Guidelines and Hours

Visitation is not considered a right for offenders but is a privilege.

General information about visitation at the Wilcox State Prison and other Prisons in Georgia include.

  • You need a valid government ID.
  • You should not be a prior felon.
  • Visiting days are weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.
  • Contact the Prison at 229-467-300 for more information.
  • You must be on a pre-approved list and your inmate must put you on this list. Your information is reviewed by the correctional facility and there are several items taken into consideration. First, the number of visitors is limited, and you need to call the prison before your scheduled visit. The dress code needs to be honored or you will be refused visitation.

There are items you cannot take on your visit, and these include:

  • Mobile phones
  • Cigarettes
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Chemicals
  • Medication
  • Alcohol
  • Briefcases, backpacks, handbags, and wallets
  • Money
  • Electronic game consoles
  • Electronic items like toothbrushes, razors, clippers, etc.
  • Lighters, matches, candles, incense, and food or drink.

Visitors must be 18 years of age and minors are not permitted unless accompanied by parents or a legal guardian. Offenders are allowed to have up to four visitors at one time and all visits must be scheduled through the online portal. Once approved you will receive an email to notify you that your visit is approved.
The visit will be no more than two hours long, and children of all ages may attend the visitation. If an inmate is on a quarantine or medical isolation list, they will not be allowed visits.

County Jail Visitation

For example, visits at county jails, Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, offers onsite and offsite video visitation. Video visits with general population inmates can be done by using a mobile device or computer. Video visits are allowed based on an inmate’s current housing and status.
On-site video visitation must be scheduled one day in advance and are limited to 30 minutes. No more than two visitors are permitted at each terminal. There are no visitation schedules on Wednesdays.

Inmate Communication

Phone Calls
The phone service provider for inmates in Georgia is Securus Technologies. You will be charged a fee for each call plus a rate per minute. You can reduce your inmate phone bill by setting up your account with a number local to the facility. Inmates are asked to submit a list of up to twenty people on a call list. These people are not always on the visiting list. To be placed on a call list, the inmate needs to provide basic information about each person including the telephone number, full name, and address. The phone list can be updated every six months, but the process needs to be initiated by the inmate.

Outgoing Mail

Outgoing mail must be sealed and placed in the mailbox located in the cell block. Mail will not normally be opened or read unless circumstances present a reason to do so. Outgoing mail will not be open except in the presence of the inmate. This type of mail includes legal or official mail or mail received from the court, or an attorney. Falsely labeled mail will result in disciplinary action.
Grievances should be written on a grievance form and marked Grievance. Improperly submitted grievances will not be answered.

Incoming Mail

Mail to inmates in Georgia is considered a privilege, not a right. If the inmate has behavioral or disciplinary actions against them, they may have their mail rights revoked and be unable to send or receive mail except mail from an attorney. Inmates can receive 3-5 photos per letter from family and friends but mail cannot be larger than 4×6. Nudity, buttocks, or female breasts cannot be exposed. Written and visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct is not allowed. Mail will be opened and searched. Inmates can have no more than ten photos in their possession at one time.

When sending mail to an inmate, the address on the envelope is as follows:

  • Inmate Name, ID Number
  • Facility Name
  • PO Box or Street Address
  • City, State, and Zip code
  • Money to Inmates

There are five different ways money can be sent to an inmate. You must, however, be on a recipient’s approved visitor list to use any payment methods.

One way is with a money order. There is a link included on the website that tells you how to create a money order voucher to print and mail. Allow up to two weeks for processing and mailing.
You can send money to an inmate using JPAY. You must know the inmate’s ID, download the JPAY money app, and you can send money using a credit or debit card. The fees for using JPAY are internet funds transfer $3.50 per transaction up to $20, $5.00 per transaction up to $100.00, and $6.50 a transaction up to $300.

You can use the lockbox/money order for free but walk-in deposits/MoneyGram up to $5,000 are $4.95 per transaction.

JPAY Kiosk Services and Fees include digital music downloads from $1.06 to $20.00 Video downloads are $3.99 per video, and digital book downloads are $0.99 per book.
You can also speak with someone at the jail to send money to an inmate. Call 800-574-5729 24/7.

To send money with MoneyGram, go to CS or Walmart. You will need the following information:

  • Georgia DOC Receiver Code 6857
  • Georgia Probation Receiver Code 6901
  • Bring your valid personal identification.
  • Complete the blue Express Payment service form including the receiver code, the account number, or the inmate ID# plus the last name of the inmate.
  • Receive your reference number.

Inmate Records

Many Georgia inmate records are available to the public and others will be private. You can find a great deal of information online about inmates. The basic information that is always issued includes the offender’s full name, address, date of birth, weight, height, gender, race, charges, and sentencing.
State Courts and prisons use public and private sources of information to supply search results. Since search records websites often do not originate or create the records, it cannot be guaranteed that the information is up to date or accurate.

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You can use the Georgia Department of Correction search tool to find an offender. The online search tool is free, and you can search for offenders currently in the Georgia Department of Correction facilities across the state.

Booking Procedures

What happens when you are placed under arrest? You do have the right to not answer police questions, but in Georgia, you must present your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance during a traffic stop or accident investigation. You do have the right to remain silent if you are placed under arrest.
There are specific rules and procedures when you are booked. First, you are read your Miranda Rights that are established to protect the Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-discrimination. The booking process includes entering personal identification information into a computer system taking fingerprints and mugshot photos. Your information will be used to perform a computer check for outstanding warrants.

After the booking process, you are allowed one call to the person of your choice. Next, you are put in a jail or holding cell where you will remain until you post bail or a judge orders you to be released.


Mugshots are used for identification purposes Usually they are two-part, one side-view photo and the other a front view. A mug shot refers to an official photograph taken after you are arrested. The purpose of the mugshot is to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of the arrested individual.

Additional Resources:

Georgia Visitation Process

Georgia Parole Process

Applying for Jobs at the Georgia Department of Corrections

County and State Prison Overview in Georgia

How Bail and Bailbonds work in Georgia

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