GDC-Telfair State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 24, 2024
210 Longbridge Rd, Helena, GA 31037

Telfair 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-Telfair State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Telfair State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-868-7721.

Located at 210 Longbridge Rd in Helena, GA, Telfair State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Telfair 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-Telfair 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.

Telfair State Prison, established in 1991 and opened in 1992, is dedicated to housing adult male felons within a close-security environment. With a capacity to accommodate up to 1400 inmates, the facility operates under the mission of ensuring public safety while providing a safe and secure setting for offenders. Serving as both a Tier I and Tier II STEP facility, it caters to general population offenders and emphasizes a vegan diet approach.

The prison comprises eight housing units, including five units with double-bunked cells, two open dormitories, and an isolation/segregation unit with 40 single cells and 40 double-bunked cells. In addition to its housing accommodations, Telfair State Prison is equipped with a dedicated C.E.R.T. Team and Tactical Squad to maintain security and respond to emergencies effectively.

Inmate labor plays a significant role in the daily operations of the prison, with opportunities available in various work details such as the Inmate Fire Department, Correctional Industries, Food Service, Institutional Maintenance & Sanitation, and Environmental Activities.

To facilitate offender rehabilitation and personal development, the prison offers a range of programs and services. Academic programs include General Education Diploma (GED) courses, Adult Basic Education, and literacy remedial classes. Counseling services cover areas such as family violence, re-entry preparation, health education, motivation for change, and substance abuse rehabilitation through programs like Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous. Moreover, recreational activities, religious services, and vocational training in areas like warehouse operations, building maintenance, laundry services, food preparation, custodial maintenance, and barbering are provided to support inmates in their journey toward successful reintegration into society.

Through its comprehensive approach to corrections, Telfair State Prison strives to fulfill its mission of promoting public safety while fostering positive change and rehabilitation among its inmate population.

Inmate Locator

Telfair 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

Visiting Day/Hours

  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • 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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