GDC-Hancock State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
701 Prison Blvd, Sparta, GA 31087
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 339 701 Prison Boulevard , Sparta, GA 31087

Hancock 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

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Satellite View of GDC-Hancock State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Hancock State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 706-444-1000.

Located at 701 Prison Blvd in Sparta, GA, Hancock State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Hancock 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-Hancock 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.

Hancock State Prison is a closed custody (maximum) facility designed to house approximately 1,190 adult male inmates convicted of serious felony crimes. Inmates are accommodated in dormitories, tent housing, or the annex, with a unique feature being the provision of a vegan diet. Work opportunities are available, supporting city and county agencies, and vocational skills such as firefighting, landscaping, barbering, and clerical work are taught.

Educational courses encourage inmates to earn a GED, adult basic education, and literacy skills. The prison offers academic, vocational, substance abuse, and other program services. Medical services operate on a 16-hour, four-day week with weekend coverage, including vegan and Child Nutrition programs. Additionally, there's an In-House Transitional Center Facility, making it a Tier I & II facility.

The housing comprises nine general population dormitories, two segregation units, tent housing for 70 inmates, and four open bay dorms in the annex. The prison also hosts a C.E.R.T. Team, a Tactical Squad, and a Fire Station.

Work details include city and county contracts, covering maintenance, firefighting, barbershop, library, food service, and sanitation, among others. Various counseling programs, such as Motivation for Change, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, and Moral Reconation Therapy, aim to support inmate rehabilitation.

Recreational activities like intramural sports are available, along with volunteer services like AA meetings. Religious activities cater to different faiths, including Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witness, and Catholic services. Vocational training encompasses food service, laundry, maintenance, firefighting, and clerical work, providing inmates with valuable skills for reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Hancock 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:

  • Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • State Holidays Hours - Saturday and Sunday Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (General Population only)
  • Tier I and Tier II: Days: Tuesday and Thursday Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

Ask The Inmate

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