GDC-Smith State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
9676 Hwy 301 N, Glennville, GA 30427
Mailing Address
PO Box 726, Glennville, GA 30427

Smith 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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You can support your loved ones at Smith State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-654-5000.

Located at 9676 Hwy 301 N in Glennville, GA, Smith State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Smith 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-Smith 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.

Smith State Prison, a Georgia state prison constructed in 1993 with a capacity of 1526 inmates, operates with a mission to ensure public safety while effectively housing offenders in a safe and secure environment. The facility provides a structured environment for offenders through the utilization of work and program resources. It primarily houses offenders with behavioral problems that cannot be addressed at other institutions. Additionally, Smith State Prison operates a Correctional Industries Plant and a Georgia Correctional Industries Warehouse, contributing to the rehabilitation and productivity of inmates. It serves as the host facility for Long Unit, Women's Probation Detention Center, and Smith Transitional Center, offering a Tier I & II facility with a STEP DOWN program.

In terms of housing, Smith State Prison comprises 16 general population housing units and one administrative segregation/isolation building. Among these, 11 housing units accommodate 48 cells, with most cells capable of housing two offenders, while some can accommodate three, totaling 101 offenders per unit. Another housing unit consists of 48 cells, each accommodating two offenders, totaling 96 inmates per unit. Additionally, four housing units feature open dormitories, with each unit housing 32 double beds for a total of 64 inmates per unit. The facility also houses essential units like a C.E.R.T. Team, a Fire Station, and a Tactical Squad to ensure security and emergency response.

Work details at Smith State Prison encompass various tasks, including recycling, maintenance shop duties, groundskeeping, warehouse management, and participation in Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI) initiatives.

The prison offers a wide range of programs to inmates, including academic opportunities such as General Education Diploma (GED) testing, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial programs, and even the opportunity to pursue an Associate's Degree through Ashland University. Counseling services cover individual counseling, Moral Reconation Therapy, Family Violence intervention, Re-Entry preparation, Motivation for Change, and other rehabilitation-focused programs. Inmates also have access to recreational activities, religious services, and vocational/on-the-job training programs such as correctional industries initiatives, laundry services, groundskeeping, food service, barbering, clerical work, custodial maintenance, and more. These programs aim to equip inmates with skills and resources for successful reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

Smith 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

Please contact the facility for Tier 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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