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GDC - Autry State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: January 28, 2020
3178 Mt Zion Church Rd , Pelham, GA 31779
Mailing Address
PO Box 648, Pelham, GA 31779

Autry State Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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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GDC - Autry State Prison basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 229-294-2940

The inmates housed at Autry State Prison located at 3178 Mt Zion Church Rd in Pelham, 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.

Autry State Prison is a medium-security GDC institution that houses about 1,700 adult male inmates in four open dormitories that contain rows of lockers and bunks. A separate building contains beds for protective custody and segregation inmates. Offenders housed at Autry can earn a GED, learn to read or take courses in adult basic education to further their academics.

The Chaplain's office offers inmates religious services a choir group and a bible study course. Vocational activities at this facility include shoe manufacturing, cooking, painting, automotive detailing, sanitation, basic computer skills, laundry, clerk, and horticultural work.

MISSION - Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. House general population, medium security inmates due to their sentence, offense or behavior. Has a capacity for housing 650 Level II Mental Health inmates, a 96 bed In-House Transitional Unit and a 42 bed Accommodated Living Unit. Host facility for Bainbridge Probation Substance Abuse Treatment Center.

HOUSING - One building with four separate open bunk dormitories. Each dormitory consist of 38 Double bunks. Six buildings with two living units containing 96 beds each. Three living units in these buildings have triple bunks on the bottom range only. One other building consists of 86 beds for segregation and 47 beds for isolation and protective custody. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. team, a Tactical Squad and a Fire Station.



  • Academic: GED, ABE, Literacy Remedial Education
  • Counseling: Re-Entry Skills Building, Lifers Group, Family Violence, Health Awareness, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Moral Reconation Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Alcohol Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous(NA), Motivation for Change
  • Faith & Character Program
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Leisure Skills
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, & Inmate Choir
  • Vocational/OJT: Footwear Manufacturing, Food Preparation, Barbering, Laundry, Office Clerk, Basic Computer, Career Guidance Clerk, Automobile Detail, Painting, Sanitation, Library Aide, Horticulture

Inmate Locator

GDC - Autry State Prison 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.

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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

GDC - Autry State Prison - Visitation


  • Inmates with last names beginning with A-K: Saturdays 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Inmates with last names beginning with L-Z: Sundays 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Visitation will be open to all visitors from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on state holidays

The above-stated schedule will rotate approximately every 90 days, please check with the facility to confirm visitation hours.

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