Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute

State Prison

Last Updated: December 19, 2019
2825 County Farm Rd, Athens, GA 30610

Athens-Clarke Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute

You can support your loved ones at Athens-Clarke Correctional on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 706-613-3400.

Located at 2825 County Farm Rd in Athens, GA, Athens-Clarke Correctional carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Athens-Clarke Correctional offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Clarke County Corrections Institution/Work Camp was implemented in the late 1920s. Its primary mission at the time was to house both locally and state sentenced inmates that did not have capital sentences. These inmates were to assist Clarke County with its roads and bridges operations. This included the cutback of all right-of-ways, cleaning of all ditches, building and maintaining county dirt or paved roads and operating a county asphalt plant from 1950 to 1970. Additionally, these inmates worked a county farm which included farming and caring for livestock (cows, goats and hogs) plus harvesting the crops to feed both livestock and the inmates. The facility housed and clothed all of the inmates supplemented the labor for upkeep of county operations including the courthouse and landfill, as well as any other duties.

Under the Department of Corrections is the Food Service Division/Operations. This consists of a stand-alone food service preparation center built under Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funding in 2004. The Center is operated with inmates under the supervision of Correctional Officers and a Correctional Food Service Coordinator. Meals are prepared from scratch to feed inmates housed at the Clarke County Jail and Corrections Institution. Approximately 1,850 meals are produced daily at an economical cost. This Center was designed to accommodate additional needs from the jail population, corrections institution expansion and any other future housing units that would require inmate meals.

Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute - Inmate Handbook

Athens-Clarke County Corrections is a county correctional facility which houses Georgia state inmates, and more information can be found through the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Inmate Releases - An inmate's release is determined by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Inmate Locator

Athens-Clarke Correctional maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

​Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute - Visitation

Visitation Hours

Inmates may be visited on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Visits may also be made on county holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rules for Visitation

  • No weapons, drugs, or contraband are allowed. Any violators will be prosecuted.
  • Any visitor violating any rules will be asked to leave the property.
  • All activities during visitation are recorded by electronic equipment.
  • All visitors must be on an inmate’s approved visitation list. Anyone not on the list will not be allowed to visit.
  • All visitors are subject to search at any time.
  • All personal property is to be left in the visitor's vehicle.
  • No food, drinks, or tobacco products may be brought in during visitation.
  • No cell phones, cameras, or electronic recording equipment are allowed.
  • All visitors must sign in using a picture ID prior to visiting an inmate.
  • No more than four visitors per inmate are allowed at one time.
  • Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Money orders will not be accepted at visitation. All money orders must be mailed. No cash or personal checks are accepted. Money orders must include the inmate’s name and ID number.
  • Attorneys may visit by making special arrangements at least 24 hours in advance.

Directions - From Atlanta, take Highway 78 East to Athens. Highway 78 becomes Broad Street. Go past the University of Georgia. Broad Street then becomes Lexington Road. After two miles, turn left onto County Farm Road. Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution is on the left across from Thornton Plaza.

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