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GDC - Smith State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: October 31, 2019
9676 Hwy 301 N, Glennville, GA 30427
Mailing Address
PO Box 726, Glennville, GA 30427

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

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 - maximum 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

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GDC - Smith 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: 912-654-5000

The inmates housed at Smith State Prison located at 9676 Hwy 301 N in Glennville, 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.

Smith State Prison is a closed custody state facility (Tier I & II security) that is capable of incarcerating about 1,615 adult males. Many of the inmates at this facility exhibited behavior that was difficult to manage or address at other facilities, so they have been moved here, where they can be properly controlled. Inmates are housed in either an open dormitory with double bunk beds, triple offender cells, double offender cells.

Inmates at here can earn a GED, adult basic education and take literacy courses. Offenders can also work within the correctional industries program creating custom signs, get A+ certification, learn building and industrial maintenance, landscaping, culinary arts, clerical skills, beekeeping, computer repair, and electrical systems. Worship/prayer services and bible study is offered through the Chaplains office.

Smith State Prison operates a Correctional Industries Plant and a Georgia Correctional Industries Warehouse. Host facility for Long Unit, Women's Probation Detention Center and Smith Transitional Center.

HOUSING - 16 general population housing units and one administrative segregation/isolation building. 11 of the 16 housing units has 48 cells, 43 of the cells are capable of housing 2 offenders per cell while the remaining 5 are capable of housing 3 offenders per cell for a total of 101 offenders per unit. One housing unit has 48 cells, which are capable of housing 2 offenders per cell for a total of 96 offenders per unit. Four of the sixteen housing units are open dormitory each housing unit consists of 32 double beds for a total of 64 inmates per unit. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Tactical Squad.

WORK DETAILS - Recycling, Maintenance Shop detail, Grounds detail, Warehouse detail, Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI).


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, General Education Diploma Testing, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling: Individual, Moral Reconation Therapy, Family Violence, Re-Entry, Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Confronting Self, Relapse Prevention, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Active Parenting, Lifers Group, Early Recovery Skills.
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Correctional Industries - Custom Screen/Sign Industry, A+ Certification, Computer Repair, Building & Industrial Maintenance, Laundry, Grounds Keeping, Food Service, Clerical, Barbering, Cook's Apprentice, Custodial Maintenance, Electrical Helper, Career Clerk, General Office Clerk, Horticulture, Bee Keeping

Inmate Locator

GDC - Smith 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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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

Visiting hours for GDC - Smith State Prison. For Directions call 912-654-5000

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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