GDC-Central State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
Address
4600 Fulton Mill Road, Macon, GA 31208
Beds
1153
County
Bibb
Phone
478-471-2908
Fax
478-471-2095

CSP 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 GDC-Central State Prison

You can support your loved ones at CSP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-471-2908.

Located at 4600 Fulton Mill Road in Macon, GA, CSP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. CSP 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-Central 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.

Central State Prison, established in 1978, is dedicated to ensuring public safety while effectively housing offenders within a safe and secure environment. As a medium-security facility, we accommodate both the general population and Mental Health Level III offenders. Additionally, our operations include a Correctional Industries Garment Factory and serve as a central tool, vehicle storage, and warehouse facility for the Offender Construction Division. We also function as a Sex Offender Release Site and serve as the host facility for the Macon Transitional Center.

Our housing facilities consist of six living units, each containing four pods. Each pod is equipped with 12 two-man cells, with half of one unit dedicated to 24 Isolation/Segregation beds. Moreover, we reserve 141 beds specifically for Mental Health Level III offenders. Additionally, we maintain a separate "fast track" unit housing 288 general population offenders in four open dormitories, each accommodating 72 beds. Furthermore, our facility houses essential units such as a C.E.R.T. Team and a Canine Unit to ensure safety and security.

Work details at Central State Prison include Correctional Industries and Mobile Construction, providing inmates with opportunities to acquire valuable skills and contribute to various projects.

We offer a comprehensive range of programs to support the rehabilitation and personal development of our inmate population. These include academic programs such as Literacy/Remedial education, Adult Basic Education, and General Education Diploma Preparation. Counseling services cover various areas such as Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, motivation for change, thinking for a change, case management, individual counseling, family violence intervention, Moral Reconation Therapy, Lifer's Confronting Self Concept, and health awareness.

Recreational activities at our facility encompass general leisure pursuits, wellness programs, and specialized recreation tailored for mental health and rehabilitation needs. Additionally, we provide religious activities such as various worship services, pastoral counseling, and religious education programs.

Vocational and on-the-job training opportunities are available in areas such as carpentry, plumbing, building maintenance, and Correctional Industries Garment Manufacturing, preparing inmates for successful reintegration into society upon release.

Overall, Central State Prison is committed to maintaining safety and security while providing a supportive environment for rehabilitation and education. We strive to equip our inmates with the necessary tools and skills to lead productive lives upon their return to the community.

Inmate Locator

CSP 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

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

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

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