GDC-Montgomery State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
650 Mt Vernon/Alston Rd, Mt. Vernon, GA 30445

Montgomery 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-Montgomery State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Montgomery State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-583-3600.

Located at 650 Mt Vernon/Alston Rd in Mt. Vernon, GA, Montgomery State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Montgomery 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-Montgomery 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.

Montgomery State Prison, constructed in 1972 and renovated in 1996, is committed to ensuring public safety while effectively housing medium security and below general population offenders. The facility, with a capacity of 900 inmates, operates as a secure environment for both correctional industries and outside details.

In terms of housing, the prison comprises six dormitories within the main building, each accommodating 64 beds. Additionally, there are eight isolation cells and eight two-man segregation cells. The facility also includes a fire department with ten beds and an Egg Producing Plant.

Work details at Montgomery State Prison involve revenue-generating activities for the Department of Transportation, Montgomery County, and the City of Mt. Vernon. Moreover, the prison operates an extensive poultry and egg producing plant under its Food and Farm Division, along with a fully operational ten-man fire department.

The prison offers a range of programs aimed at offender rehabilitation and skill development. Academic offerings include General Education Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education, and literacy remedial courses. Counseling services cover topics such as family violence, re-entry skill building, cognitive restructuring (Thinking For A Change), motivation for change, and substance abuse recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous.

Recreational activities promote general well-being and engagement among inmates, while religious services including worship, choir, bible study, and religious music cater to spiritual needs.

Vocational and on-the-job training opportunities abound, with options such as food preparation, barbering, farm work, custodial maintenance, groundskeeping, laundry services, office administration, forklift operation, warehouse management, and various roles within Correctional Industries, including upholstery, auto mechanics, auto detailing, and small engine repair. These programs aim to equip inmates with practical skills to facilitate their reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

Montgomery 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


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

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

Ask The Inmate

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