GDC-Long Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
1434 US Hwy 84 E, Ludowici, GA 31316

Long 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 Long State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-545-3777.

Located at 1434 US Hwy 84 E in Ludowici, GA, Long State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Long 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-Long Unit 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.

Smith State Prison operates with the mission to ensure public safety while providing a secure environment for offenders. The facility offers general labor and courtesy details to neighboring counties and prioritizes rehabilitation through academic, vocational, and on-the-job training programs, as well as cognitive behavior groups and re-entry classes aimed at reducing recidivism.

In terms of housing, Smith State Prison comprises four open dormitories with bunk beds, accommodating 50 or 54 inmates each, along with four isolation and segregation cells. Additionally, the facility houses a Fire Station to ensure emergency response capabilities.

Work details at Smith State Prison encompass partnerships with various entities including Jesup City, Wayne County, Long County, Liberty County, Glynn County, Bryan County, and local law enforcement agencies. Offenders are engaged in a range of tasks including road maintenance, recreational center upkeep, fire station duties, and courthouse maintenance.

The prison offers a diverse array of programs to support offender rehabilitation. Academic courses cover adult basic education, General Education Diploma (GED), and literacy training. Counseling programs include re-entry preparation, motivation for change, career guidance, and therapy sessions tailored to specific needs such as substance abuse recovery and cognitive restructuring.

Recreational activities and religious services are also provided to promote holistic well-being and spiritual development among inmates. Additionally, vocational and on-the-job training opportunities are available in fields such as food preparation, barbering, recycling, custodial maintenance, auto detailing, and warehouse operations, equipping offenders with valuable skills for successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Long 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


  • Saturday (M-Z), Sunday (A-L) and Holidays (ALL)
  • 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

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