GDC-Macon State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
2728 Hwy 49 S, Oglethorpe, GA 31068

Macon 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 - maximum 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-Macon State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Macon State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-472-3400.

Located at 2728 Hwy 49 S in Oglethorpe, GA, Macon State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Macon 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-Macon 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.

Macon State Prison is dedicated to ensuring public safety while effectively managing close security inmates within a safe and secure environment. As a Tier I & II facility, it maintains high standards of security and operations.

In terms of housing, the prison consists of nine buildings, each divided into two separate units with 48 cells per unit. One unit accommodates 46 isolation beds and two safe cells, while the other unit houses 48 double occupancy cells for segregation beds. Additionally, there is a Fast Track Unit Open Dormitory with four pods, each containing 64 beds. The facility also includes a fire station with ten beds and an infirmary with eight beds.

Work details at Macon State Prison encompass various institutional tasks such as laundry, food service, grounds maintenance, and inside maintenance, providing opportunities for inmates to develop vocational skills and contribute to the facility's operations.

The prison offers a range of programs aimed at offender rehabilitation. Academic programs include General Education Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education, and literacy remedial courses. Counseling services cover topics such as cognitive restructuring (Thinking for a Change), re-entry preparation, moral reconation therapy, relapse prevention, motivation for change, and anger management.

Recreational activities like arts & crafts and talent shows are organized to promote positive engagement and personal development among inmates. Religious activities such as worship services, marriage enrichment, and spiritual study groups are also available.

Vocational and on-the-job training opportunities include computer operations, food service roles (baker, cook), barbering, laundry operations, custodial maintenance, groundskeeping, clerical work, and horticulture, equipping inmates with practical skills for future employment and societal reintegration.

Inmate Locator

Macon 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


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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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