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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 up to twelve months.

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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

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Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 706-613-3400

The inmates housed at Athens-Clarke Correctional located at 2825 County Farm Rd in Athens, GA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

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 County Correctional Institute is a facility in the Georgia Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

The GDC will begin a modified visitation schedule TENTATIVELY on January 8th, 2021.

Visits will be made by appointment only and will be in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details can be found here: Facility Visitation Process.

To make an appointment, please click below. If your loved one is housed at a county or private facility, please contact that facility directly for information related to scheduling.

Please note, the date is subject to change and is dependent upon state and facility positivity rates leading up to January 8th.

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Scheduling requests may be submitted from 5:00 AM Monday - 5:00 PM Wednesday only for that week’s visitation.

  • One (1) visit every other month per inmate will be allowed
  • Visits will be no more than two (2) hours in length
  • Two (2) approved visitors will be allowed and must visit at the same time
  • No visitors under the age of twelve (12) will be permitted
  • All visitors must be on the offenders approved visitation list
  • An email will be sent from gdcvisitationnoreply@gdc.ga.gov once your request for visitation has been approved
  • Offenders on quarantine or medical isolation status will not be allowed visits

Inmates with last names beginning A - L will visit on Saturday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Saturday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Saturday Session 2

Inmates with last names beginning M - Z will visit on Sunday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Sunday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Sunday Session 2

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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