GDC-Johnson State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
290 Donovan-Harrison Rd, Wrightsville, GA 31096

Johnson 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

Satellite View of GDC-Johnson State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Johnson State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-864-4100.

Located at 290 Donovan-Harrison Rd in Wrightsville, GA, Johnson State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Johnson 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-Johnson 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.

Johnson State Prison, constructed in 1992 with a capacity for 1612 adult male felons, operates as a medium-security facility aimed at ensuring public safety and reducing recidivism. Through accountability, discipline, and comprehensive programs, it prepares offenders for re-entry into society as productive members. The prison offers general labor details to the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, and surrounding areas and serves as a release site for sex offenders. It houses two Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) centers, along with Level II & III mental health, geriatric, and ADA wheelchair inmates.

The housing units at Johnson State Prison include Supportive Living Units for mental health offenders, Geriatric/Wheelchair Units, General Population and Mental Health units, Residential Substance Abuse Units, and an Isolation/Segregation Unit. Additionally, it has a Fire Station on-site. The facility also hosts specialized teams such as the C.E.R.T. Team and Tactical Squad.

Work details involve partnerships with Johnson County and the Department of Transportation, providing inmates with opportunities for vocational training and skill development.

Programs offered cover academic education, substance abuse treatment, counseling services including faith and character-based programs, sex offender psycho-education, re-entry preparation, and mental health support. Recreational activities, religious services, and vocational training in various fields such as barbering, food service, horticulture, and computer technology are also available to inmates, promoting rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Johnson 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


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

Inmates in Segregation are allowed visitation on Wednesdays only.

All visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

Please contact Vickie Williams, Secretary for the Chief of Security at 478-864-4100.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.