Jackson State Prison GA
Jackson State Prison is the commonly used name to refer to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison. This is a prison for males located in Jackson, Georgia state. It is a maximum-security prison that has the death row. The prison was opened in 1968. It serves as a central hub that holds prisoners until they are sent to any other prison.
Jackson State Prison GA Contact Information
The physical address of Jackson State Prison is:
Highway 36 West,
Jackson GA 30233
The main phone number to call the prison is 770 304 2000.
The mailing address of the prison to send letters is:
Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison,
P O Box 3877
Jackson GA 30233
Letters to inmates should have the Inmate ID and Name mentioned on the envelope.
Jackson State Prison GA Number of Inmates
The Jackson state prison has a capacity of 2,487 inmates. It is a maximum security prison.
The prison has eight blocks that have cells to house inmates. There are cells with double and single bunks for inmates. There are also eight dormitories for inmates. There is a fast track housing for 256 inmates. A special management unit is available with a capacity of 192 beds to house dangerous criminals and inmates with aggressive behavior. The prison also has a sex offender release site. The UDS (Under death sentence) block houses all those from the state who are on death row, having been sentenced to death.
There is a medical facility, a fire station, and a CERT Team in the prison.
Jackson State Prison GA Visitation Hours
Visitation hours for inmates in the prison are from 9:00 am to 3: 00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and all public holidays.
The visitation norms to meet inmates is as per the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Corrections. Those inmates sent to the diagnostic unit for classification cannot have visitors until they complete 60 days stay at the prison. Visitations for diagnostic unit inmates are permitted Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm once they complete 60 days at the prison.
Jackson State Prison GA Information About the Management
All prisons in Georgia State are managed by the Georgia Department of Corrections. The department is headed by the Commissioner Timothy C Ward.
The Jackson state prison is managed by the warden. Eric Sellers is the present warden of the prison.
Institution Programs Offered in the Prison
Jackson state prison has both academic and non-academic programs on offer for inmates.
Jackson State Prison GA Academic Programs
The academic programs offered at the prison are:
- General Education Diploma
- Remedial program
- Literacy program
- Adult Basic Education Program
The other programs that the prison offers are:
- a) Vocational programs include job training in a fire station, power station, and wastewater maintenance plant.
- b) Counseling programs for individuals and groups are conducted. Substance Abuse Program, Relapse prevention program, Family violence moral recognition program, Skills building, and TOP STEP programs are conducted for inmates.
- c) Religious and recreational programs are available for inmates.
How to Find an Inmate in Jackson State Prison GA
Any inmate of a prison in Georgia state can be searched using the facility available on the website of the Georgia Department of Corrections. The Offender query form on the website can be accessed from http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/OffenderQuery/jsp/OffQryForm.jsp?Institution=GA+DIAG+CLASS+PRISON
Search for inmates can be done by typing last name or first name. To filter the results criteria like the race of the person, sex, age range, alias name, eye color, hair color, offense committed can be used. An accurate search would be possible if the case number or the Offender ID is known.