GDC-Walker State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 24, 2024
Address
97 Kevin Ln, Rock Spring, GA 30739
Beds
444
County
Walker
Phone
706-764-3600
Fax
706-764-3613
Mailing Address
PO Box 98, Rock Spring, GA 30739

Walker 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 Walker State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 706-764-3600.

Located at 97 Kevin Ln in Rock Spring, GA, Walker State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Walker 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-Walker 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.

Walker State Prison, established in 1972 and renovated in 2000, operates as a medium-security facility within the purview of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). As a specially designated Faith & Character-based prison, it offers a pro-social and programmatic environment aimed at facilitating positive change for offenders who voluntarily choose to participate in the program. The institution emphasizes moral character development and provides opportunities for pluralistic spiritual enrichment.

In terms of housing, Walker State Prison comprises 12 open dormitories, with 10 of them accommodating between 50 to 74 offenders each, while one dormitory houses nine incentive offenders. Additionally, the facility houses up to 200 probation Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) male detainees in the NW RSAT center. Moreover, eight offenders are housed at the Fire Hall, which also serves as a Fire Station.

The prison offers a comprehensive array of programs aimed at rehabilitation and personal development. Academic initiatives include programs such as Motivation for Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Matrix, Faith & Character Based Programming, Spectrum Program, and a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program. The RSAT program provides individual and group counseling, a career center, veterans services, family services, Cross Roads program, Fatherhood Services, and Prison Fellowship Mentoring. In addition to academic programs, recreational activities, general wellness walks, and religious services, including various worship services and Bible study sessions, are also provided.

Counseling services encompass Motivation for Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Matrix, Faith & Character Based Programming, Spectrum Program, and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program. Vocational training and on-the-job opportunities are available in food preparation, building maintenance, mechanics, laundry services, warehousing, custodial maintenance, metal fabrication, baking, cooking, barbering, outside maintenance, and groundskeeping.

The prison also contributes to the community through its work details, providing labor to Catoosa and Walker counties, as well as the City of Fort Oglethorpe, thereby fostering positive relationships between incarcerated individuals and the local community while promoting a sense of responsibility and accountability among offenders.

Inmate Locator

Walker 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

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

  • HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
  • DAYS: 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

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