GDC-West Central Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 24, 2024
1070 County Farm Rd, Zebulon, GA 30295

West Central is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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 - medium 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

Satellite View of GDC-West Central Center

You can support your loved ones at West Central on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-567-0531.

Located at 1070 County Farm Rd in Zebulon, GA, West Central carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. West Central 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-West Central Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

West Central Center, originally constructed in 1990, underwent several transformations before assuming its current role in July 2012. Originally built as a male Probation Detention Center, it was re-purposed in 1996 as a male medium-security prison, then as a female Probation Detention Center in 2002, and again as a female Pre-Release Center in 2008. Since 2012, it has served as an integrated treatment facility catering to female probation violators with co-occurring conditions and female inmates who support the facility's work mission.

In terms of housing, West Central Center features four open dormitories equipped with bunk beds, accommodating 46 individuals in each dormitory. Additionally, there are five isolation/segregation cells to address specific needs.

The facility offers various work details, including assignments to State Offices Tift Campus, the Offender Administration Unit, and cities such as Zebulon, Concord, and Molena.

Programs at West Central Center focus on rehabilitation and holistic development. Academic offerings include General Education Diploma (GED) programs, while counseling services encompass RSAT (SPECTRUM), Re-Entry programs, and Mental Health Services. Recreation activities cater to general recreation needs, and religious activities include worship services, Bible study sessions, and parenting classes. Vocational and career development opportunities are also available, with programs in maintenance, food preparation, laundry services, groundskeeping, and pending opportunities in customer service.

Inmate Locator

West Central 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: Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); 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

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.