GDC-Rutledge State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
7175 Manor Rd, Columbus, GA 31908

Rutledge 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-Rutledge State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Rutledge State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 706-568-2340.

Located at 7175 Manor Rd in Columbus, GA, Rutledge State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Rutledge 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-Rutledge 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.

Rutledge State Prison, in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, plays a pivotal role in fostering a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing them with opportunities for positive change. Serving as the host facility for Columbus & Charles D. Hudson Transitional Centers, Rutledge State Prison is committed to inmate rehabilitation and community safety.

In terms of housing, the prison comprises six living units, each containing four pods. Each pod accommodates 12 two-man cells, totaling 24 inmates per pod. Additionally, there are 30 beds in the dayrooms, 32 isolation/segregation beds, and two beds in the medical section designated for Mental Health Observation. The facility ensures security with the presence of a dedicated C.E.R.T. Team and a Tactical Squad.

Work details at Rutledge State Prison encompass a variety of tasks, including outside grounds & maintenance, food service, and orderly jobs at the Columbus Transitional Center, along with several in-house support details.

The prison offers a comprehensive array of programs aimed at inmate education, rehabilitation, and personal development. Academic opportunities include General Education Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education, and Remedial Reading. Counseling programs cover a wide range of topics such as Anger Management, Parenting, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry preparation, and Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous support. Moreover, inmates have access to recreational activities like General Recreation and Wellness Walks, as well as religious services and vocational/on-the-job training programs such as Food Preparation, Laundry Operations, Barbershop services, Warehouse management, General Office Clerk roles, and Custodial Maintenance. These programs are designed to equip inmates with essential skills and support their successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Rutledge 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


  • Inmates with last names beginning with A-K: Saturdays 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Inmates with last names beginning with L-Z: Sundays 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Visitation will be open to all visitors from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on state holidays

The above-stated schedule will rotate approximately every 90 days, please check with the facility to confirm visitation hours.

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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