GDC-Autry State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
Address
3178 Mt Zion Church Rd , Pelham, GA 31779
Beds
1698
County
Mitchell
Phone
229-294-2940
Fax
229-294-6559
Mailing Address
PO Box 648, Pelham, GA 31779

ASP 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

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You can support your loved ones at ASP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-294-2940.

Located at 3178 Mt Zion Church Rd in Pelham, GA, ASP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ASP 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 GDC-Autry State Prison 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.

ASP, established in 1992 and renovated in 1998, is a medium-security correctional facility designed to ensure public safety while effectively housing offenders. With a capacity of 1698, the prison primarily houses general population inmates categorized as medium security due to their sentence, offense, or behavior. Additionally, Autry State Prison has dedicated units for mental health and transitional care, making it a comprehensive correctional institution.

The housing infrastructure at Autry State Prison is designed to accommodate its diverse inmate population. The facility comprises several buildings, including one with four separate open-bunk dormitories, each equipped with 38 double bunks. Additionally, there are six buildings housing two living units with 96 beds each, some of which feature triple bunks. Another building houses inmates in segregation, with 86 beds, while an additional 47 beds are allocated for isolation and protective custody. This diverse housing setup allows the prison to cater to various security and care needs.

In terms of operational details, Autry State Prison operates several work details aimed at fostering skill development and productive engagement among inmates. These include grounds and maintenance tasks, a correctional industries boot plant, and a fire station manned by a 10-man unit. Such work opportunities not only contribute to the upkeep of the facility but also provide inmates with valuable vocational skills and work experience.

The prison offers a comprehensive range of programs aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Academic programs include General Education Development (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Literacy Remedial Education, providing inmates with opportunities to improve their educational attainment. Counseling services cover a wide range of topics, including re-entry skills building, family violence prevention, health awareness, substance abuse recovery, and cognitive-behavioral therapy programs like Moral Reconation Therapy and Thinking for a Change. Faith-based initiatives and recreational activities, such as general recreation and leisure skills programs, contribute to the overall well-being of inmates.

Religious activities, including various worship services, Bible study groups, and inmate choirs, cater to the spiritual needs of the incarcerated population. Moreover, vocational and on-the-job training opportunities abound, with programs in footwear manufacturing, food preparation, barbering, laundry services, office clerk duties, basic computer skills, career guidance, automobile detailing, painting, sanitation, library assistance, and horticulture. These vocational programs aim to equip inmates with marketable skills that increase their chances of successful reintegration into society upon release.

In summary, Autry State Prison operates as a multifaceted correctional institution, providing a secure environment for offenders while offering a wide array of programs and opportunities aimed at rehabilitation, skill development, and successful re-entry into the community.

Inmate Locator

ASP 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

VISITATION DAYS/HOURS:

  • DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays
  • HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

The first step in the visitation process is to become an approved visitor. To do so, you must first fill out the Visitation Request Form and submit a completed form to the facility where your loved one is incarcerated. Please include a copy of supporting documentation (photo id, marriage license, and birth certificate) along with the application. Consent forms must be notarized before they can be processed. All visitors must apply regardless of age. They must also be mailed to the facility where the offender is currently housed (email forms will not be accepted).

Visitation Resources

Dress Code - For adults: No tank tops, no mesh or see-through clothing, t-shirts cannot be sleeveless. No chest, shoulders, or stomach exposed. A skirt may not be more than 2 inches above the knee. No stretch pants or shorts may be worn. Only children are permitted to wear shorts. No Contraband is Permitted

Top 3 Reasons for Visitor Arrests: Cell phones, Drugs, and Tobacco

Ask The Inmate

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