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GDC - Macon State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: September 09, 2021
2728 Hwy 49 S, Oglethorpe, GA 31068

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

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GDC - Macon 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: 478-472-3400

The inmates housed at Macon State Prison located at 2728 Hwy 49 S in Oglethorpe, 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.

Macon State Prison is a closed custody institution that houses approximately 1762 adult male inmates who are housed in either an open dormitory, single cells, or double cells (cells with two beds per cell). Work crews at this facility include landscaping, maintenance, laundry and food service for the institution. Inmates have various programs designed to give them an education or vocational skill. Academic courses offered at Macon State Prison include a GED course, adult basic education, and literacy classes. Vocational skills taught at this institution include culinary arts, computers, barbering, custodial and building maintenance, landscaping, clerical worker, horticulture, and customer service.

MISSION - Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. House close security inmates. This is a Tier I & II facility.


HOUSING - Consists of nine buildings each divided into two separate units with 48 cells per unit. One building's unit houses 46 isolation beds & two safe cells and the other unit houses 48 double occupancy cells of segregation beds and Fast Track Unit Open Dormitory with four Pods which consists of 64 beds in each. Ten additional beds are at the Fire Station. Eight Beds Infirmary. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad and a Fire Station.

WORK DETAILS - Numerous institutional details including laundry, food service, grounds and inside maintenance.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling: Thinking for a Change, Re-Entry, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Relapse, Motivation for Change, Matrix ERS, Detours, Anger Management, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP)
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Arts & Crafts, Talent Shows
  • Religious Activities: Worship Services, Marriage Enrichment, & Purpose Driven Life, Taleem, Jumah, Experiencing God
  • Vocational/OJT: Computer Operations, Food Service Baker, Food Preparation, Cook, Barbering, Laundry, Custodial Maintenance, Kitchen Helper, Groundskeeper, Custodial, Career Clerk, General/Office Clerk, Library & Education Clerk, Basic Computer Operations, Horticulture, Customer Service

Inmate Locator

GDC - Macon 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 - Macon State Prison - Visitation


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

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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