GDC-Dodge State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
2971 Old Bethel Rd, Chester, GA 31012

Dodge 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

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You can support your loved ones at Dodge State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-358-7200.

Located at 2971 Old Bethel Rd in Chester, GA, Dodge State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Dodge 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-Dodge State Prison so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Dodge State Prison, established in 1983, is committed to ensuring public safety while effectively housing offenders within a secure environment. With a capacity of 1,236, the facility operates as a medium-security institution, aiming to provide work and rehabilitation programs for its general population prisoners.

The housing infrastructure comprises 19 units, including two 50-man dormitories, one of which serves as the isolation/segregation unit, accommodating 10 isolation and 40 segregation beds. Additionally, there is a 36-man dorm, four open dorms, and two 12-man dorms. Alongside housing facilities, Dodge State Prison also hosts essential units such as the C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, Fire Station, and Canine Unit.

Various work details are offered to inmates, including nine off-property details and Correctional Industries Woodworking Furniture, and Grounds Maintenance. These programs aim to provide inmates with vocational skills and work experience to facilitate their reintegration into society upon release.

In terms of programs, Dodge State Prison offers academic courses such as General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, and Literacy Remedial. Counseling services include Motivation for Change, Moral Recognition Therapy, Re-Entry, Family Violence, Thinking for a Change, and Matrix Relapse Prevention. Recreation activities and religious services are also provided to support inmates' overall well-being.

Vocational and on-the-job training opportunities cover a wide range of skills, including food preparation, auto detailing, basic computer operation, building maintenance, custodial maintenance, groundskeeping, warehouse operations, correctional industries wood products manufacturing, barbering, and laundry operations. These programs aim to equip inmates with valuable skills and certifications to enhance their employability upon release and reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

Inmate Locator

Dodge 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


General Population: Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Inmates in Segregation: Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays (no Holidays) Hours: 9:00 AM - 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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