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GDC - Central State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 07, 2020
Address
4600 Fulton Mill Road, Macon, GA 31208
Beds
1153
County
Bibb
Phone
478-471-2908
Fax
478-471-2095

GDC - Central State Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - Central 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: 478-471-2908

The inmates housed at GDC - Central State Prison located at 4600 Fulton Mill Road in Macon, 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.

GDC - Central State Prison - Fact Sheet
GDC - Central State Prison - Inmate Handbook
GDC - Central State Prison - Visitation

GDC - Central State Prison - Performance Incentive Credit (PIC) Credit

GDC - Central State Prison - Inmate Education Programs

MISSION:

Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Houses general population and Mental Health Level III offenders. This facility also operates a Correctional Industries Garment Factory. Facility is a central tool, vehicle storage and warehouse for the Offender Construction Division. Sex Offender Release Site. Host facility for the Macon Transitional Center.

HOUSING:

Six living units each, containing four pods. Each pod has 12 two-man cells. Half of one unit contains 24 Isolation/Segregation beds. 141 beds are reserved for Mental Health Level III. A separate "fast track" unit houses 288 general population offenders in four open dormitories with 72 beds per dorm. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Canine Unit.

  • OPEN DORMITORY
  • SINGLE CELLS

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: Literacy/Remedial, Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma Preparation
  • Counseling: Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Case Management, Individual Counseling, Family Violence, Moral Reconation Therapy, Lifer's Confronting Self Concept, Health Awareness
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Wellness Program, Special (Mental Health/Mental Rehabilitation) Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Pastoral Counseling, Religious Education
  • Vocational/OJT: Carpentry, Plumbing, Building Maintenance, Correctional Industries Garment Manufacturing

Central State Prison is located in Macon Georgia, part of Bibb county. It is a medium security institution that can house 1153 adult male inmates. Inmates are held in either two man cells or in an open dormitory setting. In addition, inmates who are difficult to manage, or who have safety and security concerns are placed in segregation, which isolates the inmate from the general population. Offenders incarcerated here can receive counseling for substance abuse, family violence, and a variety of individual therapies. Inmates can learn a useful new skill in the vocational programs, including plumbing, building maintenance, carpentry, and garment manufacturing for the correctional industry.

Inmate Locator

GDC - Central 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.

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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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APPROVED VISITORS WILL REQUEST VISITATION BY ACCESSING THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE

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

Time of Visits 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & State Holidays

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