GDC-Coastal State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
200 Gulfstream Rd, Garden City, GA 31418

Coastal State 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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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-Coastal State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Coastal State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-965-6330.

Located at 200 Gulfstream Rd in Garden City, GA, Coastal State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Coastal State 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-Coastal 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.

Coastal State Prison, established in 1981 and renovated in 1999, prioritizes public safety while ensuring the secure housing of offenders within its medium-security facility. Integral to its operations is the provision of diagnostic intake services for the Strategic Intervention Program (S.I.P.), encompassing an Intensive Re-Entry program, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program, and Probation RSAT program. Additionally, the prison houses a Faith and Character Based program and offers supportive living housing for ADA inmates. As the host facility for the Coastal Transition Center and the catchment for the Savannah Probation Office, Coastal State Prison plays a pivotal role in facilitating reintegration and rehabilitation efforts.

Housing at Coastal State Prison comprises twelve units, including six units with 36 cells each. These cells are subdivided into 12 two-man cells and 24 four-man cells, totaling 720 beds. Additionally, there are four units featuring open bay dormitories with a total of 846 beds, one unit accommodating 184 beds for Faith and Character inmates and Incentive Inmates, one segregation unit with 74 beds, and an Infirmary with 12 beds, bringing the total capacity to 1,836 beds. The facility also houses an abbreviated Diagnostic Unit and a Tactical Squad.

Work details at Coastal State Prison encompass various assignments such as D.O.T. detail, Garden City details, and institutional tasks including maintenance, groundskeeping, warehouse duties, food service, laundry, sanitation/janitorial work, barbering, library assistance, and educational aids, as well as roles in the Career Center.

A comprehensive range of programs is available to inmates, covering academic pursuits such as GED, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and literacy. Substance abuse programs include Motivation for Change, Matrix (early recovery skills), and RSAT. Counseling services feature Detour, MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy), Active Parenting, re-entry preparation, and Thinking for Change. The library provides resources including a general library and legal library, along with support from the Career Center. Recreation opportunities are available for general leisure activities, and religious activities encompass various worship services and Bible study sessions. Vocational/on-the-job training opportunities cover food service, maintenance, barbering, warehouse work, general clerk duties, custodial maintenance, and groundskeeping.

Inmate Locator

Coastal State 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

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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