McRae-Helena, Georgia, Information:

McRae-Helena is a city in, and the county seat of, Telfair County, Georgia. McRae-Helena is in the northern part of Telfair County which is in south-central Georgia. It has been the county seat since 1871. In 2010, the census reported the popular population as 5,740; however, it is difficult to determine growth or loss because in the years between 2000 and 2010 McRae-Helena merged with unincorporated areas as well as the area including the area where the McRae Correctional Institution is located.

The McRae Correctional Institution is owned and operated by the Corrections Corporation of America and there have so many complaints filed that the ACLU has asked the federal Bureau of Prisons to not renew the contract with the company.

In the year 2015, McRae and the town of Helena merged and formed the town of McRae-Helena.

In 2017, McRae-Helena ranked #2,125 out of 15,354 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in America,” #3,678 out of 9,871 of the “Safest Places to Live in America,” #5,638 out of 12,608 of the “Best Places to Retire in America,” #20 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” #92 out of 372 of the “Safest Places to Live in Georgia,” #99 out of 283 of the “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” and #201 out of 451 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia.”

Facebook Page for McRae-Helena, Georgia:

The Mayor of McRae-Helena is Mayor Mike Young. He served on the Council of the City of Helena and was the Mayor of Helena. On January 1, 2015 Mayor Young became the first Mayor of the newly formed McRae-Helena.

City of McRae-Helena
25 S. First Avenue
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
229-868-6051

McRae-Helena, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

The crime index in 2016 in McRae-Helena was 131.2, far less than the national average of 283.6.

As of March 2016, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in McRae-Helena, Georgia.

McRae-Helena, Georgia Police Department Address:

McRae-Helena Police Department
181 East Oak Street
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
229-868-2093

Other Information about the McRae-Helena Police Department:

The Chief of Police of the Mcrae-Helena Police Department is Glenn Giles.

In 2015, there were twelve (12) full-time law enforcement employees, eleven (11) of whom were police officers. The city had a ratio of 1.82 officers for every 1,000 citizens while the state average in Georgia was 2.49 the same year.

Open Records Request in McRae-Helena, Georgia:

For records from Telfair county, you should contact the Superior Court Clerk, Belinda Thomas, at 229-868-6525.

Superior Court Clerk
19 East Oak Street
Suite C
McRae-Helena, GA 31055

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in McRae-Helena, Georgia:

The Sheriff of Telfair County is Sheriff Chris Steverson.

Telfair County Sheriff’s Office
19 E. Oak Street
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
229-868-6621

Facebook Page for Sheriff Chris Steverson:

Telfair County Jail
11 East Oak
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
229-868-6611

Correctional Institution of McRae
112 Jim Hammock Drive
McRae Helena, GA 31055
229-868-7778
MCA/General@bop.gov

When mailing items to inmates at McRae, use the following address:

Inmate Name & Register Number
McRae Correctional Institution
P.O. Box Drawer 55030
McRae-Helena, GA 31055

For visitation at McRae Correctional Institution:

  • Locate the inmate;
  • Get pre-approval prior to visitation;
  • Make sure that you are dressed appropriately and modestly;
  • Remember that visits can be ended by prison officials at any time; and
  • Limit physical contact with the inmate.

    If you have any concerns you may voice them here:

    If you think you have a warrant in Telfair County, you should call the Sheriff at 229-868-6621.

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