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GDC - Johnson State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 09, 2020
290 Donovan-Harrison Road PO Box 344, Wrightsville, GA 31096

GDC - Johnson State Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - Johnson 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: 478-864-4100

The inmates housed at GDC - Johnson State Prison located at 290 Donovan-Harrison Road
PO Box 344 in Wrightsville, 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.

GDC - Johnson State Prison - Fact Sheet
GDC - Johnson State Prison - Inmate Handbook
GDC - Johnson State Prison - Visitation

GDC - Johnson State Prison - Inmate Education Programs


To protect the public by providing a safe and secure facility through accountability, discipline and programs for offenders. Offers offenders the opportunity to re-enter society with the tools needed to become a productive member of their community, thus reducing recidivism. Provide general labor details to the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, as well as surrounding cities, counties. Release site for Sex Offenders. Houses two Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) centers as well as Level II & III mental health, geriatric and ADA wheelchair inmates.


Two Supportive Living Units (Mental Health) housing 96 Level III offenders each. Two Geriatric/Wheelchair Units, one housing 140 offenders and the other housing 142 offenders. Seven Units housing 96 General Population and Mental Health (level II) offenders each. Two Residential Substance Abuse Units housing 192 offenders each. One Isolation/Segregation Unit housing 72 offenders. Fire Station housing 10 offenders. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad and a Fire Station.



  • Academic: Literacy Remedial, General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education
  • Substance Abuse: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, Motivation for Change
  • Counseling: Faith and Character Based Program, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program, Re-Entry, Behavior Stabilization, Family Violence, Thinking for a Change, Relapse Prevention, Motivation For Change, Moral Recognition Therapy
  • Mental Health: Mental Health Programs to Include: Therapeutic, Psycho-Educational, Mental Health Activities (Greenhouse, Maintenance, Gym, Board Games)
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services
  • Vocational/OJT: Barbering, Laundry, General Office Clerk, Food Service Baker, Cook, Food Preparation, Groundskeeper, Career Clerk, Horticulture, Custodial Maintenance, Kitchen Helper, Computer Technology, Customer Service

Johnson State Prison is located in Wrightsville Georgia. It is a medium security institution that houses approximately 1612 adult males who have been convicted of a felony. Inmates are housed in either an open dormitory, or in single cells. One of the dormitories is faith and character based. Two geriatric units have assisted living and support for elderly and disabled inmates. Offenders who are eligible can participate on work crews that offer supportive labor positions for the department of transportation. Programs and counseling for inmates who suffer from mental health problems is also available. Vocational skills taught at this facility include, clerical work, culinary arts, landscaping, maintenance and custodial work, computer systems, barbering and laundry.

Inmate Locator

GDC - Johnson 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

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS: HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays Inmate's 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.

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