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GDC - Rutledge State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: December 06, 2021
7175 Manor Rd, Columbus, GA 31908

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

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GDC - Rutledge 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: 706-568-2340

The inmates housed at Rutledge State Prison located at 7175 Manor Rd in Columbus, 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.

Rutledge State Prison is a medium-security institution that can incarcerate up to 640 adult male inmates. Inmates in the general population are held in two-man cells. There are six separate living units within the institution in addition to this, there is a medical and mental health unit as well as a segregation unit. Inmates can work both on and off institutional grounds in landscaping and maintenance, laundry, and the cafeteria. Inmates can earn their GED, get an adult basic education and expand their reading skills while incarcerated. Counseling is available for a multitude of mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia. Substance abuse treatment and anger management counseling are also available. Group therapy and support for inmates who are serving life sentences have helped change the behavior of many inmates.

MISSION - Rutledge State Prison along with the Department of Corrections creates a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change. Host facility for Columbus & Charles D. Hudson Transitional Centers.

HOUSING - There are six living units, each containing four pods and each pod contains 12 two-man cells. There are also 30 beds in the dayrooms, 32 isolation/segregation beds, and two beds in the medical section for Mental Health Observation. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Tactical Squad.

WORK DETAILS - Work details include outside grounds & maintenance, food service & orderly jobs at the Columbus Transitional Center and several in-house support details.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Remedial Reading
  • Counseling: Anger Management, Stop The Sadness, Schizophrenia Education, Parenting, Current Events, Advanced Mood Disorder, Motivation for Change, Reach One/Teach One, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Problem Solving, Family Violence, Cognitive Behavior, Re-Entry, Thinking for a Change, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Reasoning & Rehabilitation, Horticulture, Lifers Group, Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Wellness Walk
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Pastoral Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Preparation, Laundry Operations, Barbershop, Warehouse, General Office Clerk, and Custodial Maintenance

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GDC - Rutledge 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 - Rutledge State Prison - Visitation


  • 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.

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