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GDC - Telfair State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: November 16, 2021
Address
210 Longbridge Rd, Helena, GA 31037
Beds
1400
County
Telfair
Phone
229-868-7721
Fax
229-868-6509

Telfair 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 - Telfair 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: 229-868-7721

The inmates housed at Telfair State Prison located at 210 Longbridge Rd in Helena, 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.

Telfair State Prison is a closed custody state prison facility that houses about 1,400 adult males. General population inmates can be housed in either an open dormitory or one of five units that use double-bunked cells. Segregation is for inmates who either are difficult to manage or have safety and security concerns, they are housed in either single-cell isolation or in a double-bunked cell.

Offenders at Telfair State Prison can earn a GED, and adult basic education. They can also receive counseling for substance abuse, family violence, deviant sexual behavior, and re-entry. Vocational skills that inmates can participate in at this facility include maintenance, custodial, landscaping, computers, clerical, automotive repair, baking and food preparation.

WORK DETAILS - Inmate Fire Department, Correctional Industries, Food Service, Institutional Maintenance & Sanitation, Environmental Activities.

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling: Family Violence, Re-Entry, Health Education, Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Confronting Self, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Pastoral Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT: Warehouse, Building Maintenance, Laundry, Food Preparation, Custodial Maintenance, Grounds Keeper, Barber, General Clerk, Auto Mechanics Helper, Baker, Basic Computer/(2) Computer Labs and Tag Plant

GDC - Telfair State Prison - Inmate Handbook

GDC - Telfair State Prison - Performance Incentive Credit (PIC) Program

GDC - Telfair State Prison - Inmate Education Programs

Inmate Locator

GDC - Telfair 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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APPROVED VISITORS WILL REQUEST VISITATION BY ACCESSING THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE

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 - Telfair State Prison - Visitation

Visiting Day/Hours

  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

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