Lee Arrendale State Prison Information
The Lee Arrendale State Prison located in Georgia is a part of the Habersham County was named in honor of Lee Arrendale, former Chairman of the Georgia Board of Corrections. The prison was once ranked the second most violent prison in the state. It came under scrutiny for failing to provide inmate security after one inmate was strangled to death in February 2004.
In early 2005, it became an exclusive women’s prison and houses the state death row for women. Lee Arrendale state prison is the first prison where inmates are a part of the fire department. It is the state’s first all-women inmate fire department supervised by the Georgia Department of Corrections' POST-certified employee. Inmates are carefully selected, trained and certified by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council, to be a part of the fire department in accordance with Georgia law.
2023 Gainesville Highway
Alto, Georgia 30510
P.O. Box 709
Alto, Georgia - 30510Inmate Address
Arrendale State Prison
P.O. Box 709
Alto, Georgia 30510
You must make sure that you include the inmate’s name and identification number in the mail.
- Phone: 706-776-4700
- Fax: (706) 776-4710
- Number of Inmates: Approximately 1467 inmates
If you want to visit an inmate in the Lee Arrendale State Prison, you must first fill out a visitor application form and wait for the approval.
Visitation hours at the prison are on the weekends from 9 AM to 3 PM and the schedule rotates every 90 days, approximately.
Visitation is open to all visitors from 9 AM to 3 PM during state holidays.
Inmates with last name starting with ‘A’ and up to ‘K’: Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM.
Inmates with last name starting with ‘L’ and up to ‘Z’: Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM.
Effective from July 2019, Murray Tatum was reassigned as the warden at Lee Arrendale State Prison. Warden Tatum holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice as well as a Master of Public Safety Administration. He has 27 years of experience and is known for his service to the Georgia State Department of Corrections.Management Information
The Lee Arrendale State Prison is managed by the Georgia Department of Corrections.
- Institutional Programs include Motivation for Change, Moral Resonation Therapy, Family Violence, Re-Entry, Parenting, Relapse Prevention, Career Center, Behavior Stabilization, and Thinking for a Change.
- Academic Programs include Adult Basic Education, General Equivalency Diploma, Literacy, and Special Education
- Other Programs include Bible Study, Various Worship Services, Educational & Library Aides, Guide Dog Program, Dog Grooming, Electrical Wiring, Warehousing, Auto Paint, Woodworking, among other inmate programs.
How to Find an Inmate in Lee Arrendale State Prison?
There are several websites that offer the facility to find an inmate that comes under the Georgia Department of Corrections such as the ‘Search Quarry’, ‘Pigeonly’s Inmate Locator’, ‘Prison Path’ among others. But there is no guarantee that the information provided by these websites are accurate.
The Lee Arrendale State Prison offers ‘Inmate Roster’ to the public, to search inmates based on their first or last name and identification number. The list is updated regularly and the inmate’s family can keep track on when the inmate will be released or if the inmate is transferred to a different prison. The Georgia Department of Corrections holds no warranty regarding the information provided by the Inmate Roaster. Neither the employees, not the contractors are responsible for the information or the absence of information. Details of some inmates may not be included for security reasons. The information received using the Inmate Roaster should not be misused failing which, you will be termed a criminal.