GDC-Clayton County Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
11420 S.L.R. Blvd, Lovejoy, GA 30250

Clayton County Prison 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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You can support your loved ones at Clayton County Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-473-5777.

Located at 11420 S.L.R. Blvd in Lovejoy, GA, Clayton County Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Clayton County Prison 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-Clayton County Correctional Institution 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.

The Clayton County Prison, overseen by the Clayton County Corrections Department, exclusively houses convicted state inmates under the regulatory authority of the Georgia Department of Corrections. Distinguished from the Clayton County Jail managed by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, which detains adult pre-trial inmates awaiting court sentencing, the prison is solely dedicated to convicted state prisoners.

With a current capacity of 242 inmates, the facility primarily accommodates minimum to medium-risk inmates. Approximately 55% of the inmate population falls under minimum security and can work under civilian supervision, while the remainder, classified as medium custody, work directly under Corrections Officers' supervision within or outside the prison premises.

Inmates at the facility are engaged in various work details, including supervised crews involved in parks and recreation maintenance, refuse and landfill operations, water authority tasks, and custodial positions with government agencies. Additionally, the Chaplain's office offers religious studies, choir participation, and worship/prayer services. Educational opportunities include GED programs, while vocational training encompasses automotive repair, water treatment plant operations, building maintenance, and landscaping.

Programs available to inmates cover a spectrum of areas:
- Academic programs offer General Education Diploma (GED) preparation.
- Counseling services include individual and group sessions, as well as programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, motivation for change, and re-entry preparation.
- Recreation activities provide opportunities for general leisure pursuits.
- Religious activities encompass various worship services, Bible study sessions, and choir involvement.
- Vocational/on-the-job training programs cover food services, automotive work, building maintenance, water treatment plant operations, landscaping, and grass cutting.

Inmate Locator

Clayton County Prison 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 is a privilege and that privilege can be denied, suspended and/or revoked. Visitors violating the visitation rules may be refused admittance, asked to leave the premises, removed, and arrested, if appropriate. The names of visitors who violate visitation rules may be removed from the approved visitation list for a specified time or permanently.

Visiting Schedule - Normal visiting hours are:

  • Saturday, 9:00 AM. To 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • County Holidays, 9: 00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation List - Inmates will complete a visitation list during the Orientation interview. The inmate’s counselor will review the list to verify names and relationships with the information on file. Documentation such as a birth certificate may be required. The number of visitors on a list is limited to 12. Members of your immediate family (parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, grandparents, children and step-children, sister’s husband, brother’s wife) upon request and after verification, will be placed on the inmate’s approved visitation list. Inmates with large families will be considered on an individual basis. Uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and in-laws are not considered to be immediate family but may be put on the list with the submission of a significant other form.

Inmates may be allowed visitation up to four hours (each day), if overcrowding doesn’t exist and conditions permit. Once maximum capacity is reached in the visitation area, no additional visitors will be allowed. Those who were first to arrive will be asked to leave after a minimum of one hour. Visitors arriving at the facility between 10:15 AM. and 11:00 AM will not be allowed to enter until after 11:00 AM.

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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