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GDC - Hays State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: October 13, 2021
777 Underwood Rd, Trion, GA 30753

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

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GDC - Hays 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: 706-857-0400

The inmates housed at Hays State Prison located at 777 Underwood Rd in Trion, 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.

Hays State Prison is a closed custody facility that houses approximately 1,100 adult male inmates under the direction of the Georgia Department of Corrections. The general population is housed in ten open dormitories, inmates can also be housed in the annex or segregation which consists of single cells. The facility is also responsible for housing 500 level II mental health inmates. Work detail for selected inmates includes working in a mattress manufacturing plant, working for Aramark food services, and various supervised positions within the county. Academic courses at this facility include adult basic education, literacy classes, and GED courses. Worship services and a faith and character-based dorm are overseen by the Chaplains office. Inmates can receive counseling in anger management, family violence, behavioral modification, career building, and re-entry preparation.

Hays provides offender population with a variety of structured programs intended to minimize recidivism and initiate an effective re-entry program. Houses a Faith & Character-based dormitory and serves as the host facility for the Paulding Probation Detention Center. This is a Tier I & II facility.

HOUSING - Hays State Prison is comprised of 10 general population dorms, consisting of 62 beds per dorm for a total of 620. One Fast Track building housing 256. There are six Special Management Unit dorms consisting of 218 beds. Hays Annex consists of 8 dorms with 50 beds per dorm for a total of 400 beds. The outside fire station has 10 beds and the infirmary has 9 beds. We also house approximately 500 level II mental health offenders throughout the institution. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, two Tactical Squads, a Special Management Unit (SMU), a Canine Unit and a Fire Station.


WORK DETAILS - Hays Annex sends out 14 revenue contract details which include the Department of Transportation, DNR Counties of Chattooga, Catoosa, and Whitfield as well as the cities of Trion and Ringgold. GCIC Optics, GCI Mattress and Aramark Food Service are also supported by offender labor.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy
  • Counseling: Family Violence, Moral Reconation Therapy, Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Career Center, Behavior Stabilization, Re-Entry, Matrix, Anger Management
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Kairos, Faith/Character based dorm
  • Vocational/OJT: General Office, Laundry, Warehouse, Barbershop, Grounds-keeping, Optics and Mattress Industry, Food Service, Building Maintenance, Custodial Maintenance, In 2 Work (Food Service)

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GDC - Hays 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 - Hays State Prison - Visitation


  • 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM DAYS
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

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