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GDC - Coastal State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: October 11, 2021
200 Gulfstream Rd, Garden City, GA 31418

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

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GDC - Coastal 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: 912-965-6330

The inmates housed at Coastal State Prison located at 200 Gulfstream Rd in Garden City, 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.

Coastal State Prison is a medium-security institution that houses approximately 1836 adult male inmates who have been convicted of a felony. Inmates are confined in either an open dormitory, a two-man cell, or four-man cell. A faith and character-based dormitory also house a select group of inmates, and a segregation unit houses inmates with disciplinary issues or safety concerns. Selected offenders are allowed to have jobs within the institution that offer menial pay. These jobs include working in the warehouse, groundskeepers, maintenance, laundry, library, janitorial, food service, and more. Academic courses that the inmates can participate in include earning their GED, adult basic education and learning to read.

MISSION - Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility while providing diagnostic intake services for the Strategic Intervention Program (S.I.P.). S.I.P. consists of an Intensive Re-Entry program, a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program for inmates as well as a Probation RSAT program. Houses a Faith and Character Based program and provides supportive living housing for ADA inmates. Host facility for the Coastal Transition Center and the catchment for Savannah Probation Office.

HOUSING - Housing consists of twelve housing units. Six units contain 36 cells each, the cells are divided into 12 two-man cells and 24 four-man cells. Each of these 6 units has 120 beds, totaling 720. There are four units which have open bay dormitories totaling 846 beds. There is one unit with 184 beds which houses 92 Faith and Character inmates and 92 Incentive Inmates, one segregation unit with 74 beds, and an Infirmary with 12 beds. There are a total of 1,836 beds at Coastal State Prison. This facility also houses an abbreviated Diagnostic Unit, and a Tactical Squad.



  • Academic: GED, ABE, Literacy
  • Substance Abuse: Motivation for Change, Matrix (early recovery skills), RSAT
  • Counseling: Detour, MRT, Active Parenting, Re-entry, Thinking for Change
  • Library: General library, Legal Library, Career Center
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services and Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Service, Maintenance, Barbering, Warehouse, General Clerk, Custodial Maintenance, Grounds Keeping

Inmate Locator

GDC - Coastal 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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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 - Coastal State Prison - Visitation

Time of Visits

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday & State Holidays

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