GDC-Phillips State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
2989 W Rock Quarry Rd, Buford, GA 30519

Phillips 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

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Satellite View of GDC-Phillips State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Phillips State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-932-4500.

Located at 2989 W Rock Quarry Rd in Buford, GA, Phillips State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Phillips 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-Phillips 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.

Phillips State Prison, established in 1990, serves a critical role in ensuring public safety and maintaining a secure environment by housing inmates who have exhibited management issues at other correctional facilities or pose potential risks if placed elsewhere. This facility, with a capacity for 918 inmates, provides comprehensive mental health services, including Level IV and Crisis Stabilization, catering to the diverse needs of its inmate population. Additionally, it serves as the host facility for Atlanta Medical Center and the Phillips Transitional Center.

The housing at Phillips State Prison comprises 10 living units, each housing two dormitories. Seven and a half units feature two-man cells, while the remainder consists of a combination of single-man cells, specifically designed for MH/SM (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) inmates. The facility also houses 100 isolation/segregation cells and a Transitional Center with 310 beds. Moreover, Phillips State Prison accommodates a Special Management Unit (SMU) and various specialized teams, including a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, and Canine Unit.

In terms of work details, Phillips State Prison offers 10 different assignments to surrounding municipalities and counties, with additional opportunities for work on the facility's grounds and through Georgia Correctional Industries. These initiatives not only contribute to the prison's operations but also provide valuable skills and opportunities for inmate rehabilitation.

The prison's extensive program offerings include academic education, counseling services focusing on rehabilitation and behavior modification, recreational activities, and religious programs catering to diverse faiths. Additionally, vocational and on-the-job training opportunities are available in various fields such as auto mechanics, welding, barbering, food preparation, and custodial maintenance, enabling inmates to develop valuable skills for reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Phillips 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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