GDC-Coweta County Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
Address
101 Selt Rd, Newnan, GA 30263
Beds
216
County
Coweta
Phone
770-254-3723
Fax
770-254-3738
Email
lclifton@coweta.ga.us

Coweta 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

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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

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You can support your loved ones at Coweta County Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-254-3723.

Located at 101 Selt Rd in Newnan, GA, Coweta County Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Coweta 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-Coweta 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 Coweta County Prison, with a capacity of 216 beds, primarily houses state offenders assigned by the Georgia Department of Corrections through an annual contract approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Department of Corrections compensates the county at a rate of $22 per day per state offender, effective since July 1, 2019, marking the first increase in subsidy since 1999. County inmates typically originate from local courts and serve sentences of up to 12 months at the work release center, housing only healthy offenders due to work requirements.

Operated as a medium-security institution, the prison accommodates medium and minimum security level offenders, excluding registered sex offenders. Supervised by state-certified correction officers, skilled and semi-skilled offenders engage in various tasks under the Public Works Division, including road maintenance, fleet maintenance, and environmental management.

Authorized officers overseeing outside work details may carry weapons, though most details are unarmed, and only medium/minimum security level offenders participate. All work details are under the direct supervision of state-certified correction officers, empowered with the "power of arrest" regarding correctional matters. Offender labor contributes significantly to the county, saving taxpayers millions of dollars through diverse tasks such as mechanics, road maintenance, construction, landscaping, and animal care.

In addition to mandatory activities, offenders attend voluntary training sessions and programs, including re-entry initiatives, Motivation for Change (M4C), GED preparation, and a welding certification program certified by West Georgia Technical College. Various religious programs, including bible study and worship services, are also available.

While the prison is responsible for offender custody and care, they are typically assigned to details by the Road Department or Environmental Management, with complaints regarding road conditions directed to the Coweta County Public Works Department. Citizens are advised against leaving unauthorized items for offenders, as it may lead to felony charges.

Concerns or inquiries regarding offenders working on details can be addressed to the Warden's Office. The Coweta County Work Release Center, established in 2005, houses up to 64 state and county sentenced male offenders as an alternative to jail or prison sentences. Inmates are admitted through the Coweta County Jail or directly from court sentencing, following completion of an application process. State offenders nearing parole or release may transition to the work release center after a period at the county prison, provided they meet eligibility criteria and are approved by relevant authorities. Sex offenders and those convicted of serious felony offenses are generally not accepted into the program.

Inmate Locator

Coweta 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

Saturday and Sunday -- 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
County Holidays -- 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

For complete information regarding visitation, please call the Counselor's Office at 770-254-3720 from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday - Friday. The Counselors are responsible for approving all visitors with the concurrence of the Warden.

Visitation is for approved members of the immediate family. All visitors must submit and clear the fingerprint scan required at the front gate, along with clearing the metal detectors before they will be allowed inside the visitation area. Failure to clear these devices will terminate your ability to visit with the inmates. Jewelry and clothing containing a lot of metal should not be worn if possible as it will interfere with the metal detectors and could cause the visitor to remove it and return it back to their vehicle before being allowed to enter. Visitors must have picture identification.

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