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GDC - Wilcox State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: July 08, 2021
Address
470 S Broad St, Abbeville, GA 31001
Beds
1862
County
Wilcox
Phone
229-467-3000
Fax
229-467-2380

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

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GDC - Wilcox 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: 229-467-3000

The inmates housed at Wilcox State Prison located at 470 S Broad St in Abbeville, 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.

Wilcox State Prison is a medium-security state institution that houses about 1,830 adult male inmates who have committed a felony in Georgia. Inmates are housed in an open dormitory setting in multiple buildings. Inmates sleep in either double or triple bunk beds. Work crews are assigned to selected inmates, the types of work they may participate in provide general labor to the surrounding county agencies. Inmates can work supervised in the department of transportation, fire station, farmers market, doing various duties such as laundry, custodial and maintenance work. Academic courses here include an adult basic education, literacy, and the ability of an inmate to earn their GED. Counseling is available, where inmates can receive support for substance abuse, sex offender rehabilitation, and re-entry preparation. The Chaplains office offers inmates access to various worship and prayer services as well as additional counseling.

MISSION - Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility by housing medium security, general population inmates who may not be suitable for a county facility due to their offense or physical limitations. Host facility for the Turner Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.

HOUSING - Consists of four and one-half buildings with 120 per dorm in 24 double-bunked and 24 triple-bunked cells each. Three housing units consist of four open dormitories, two housing approximately 48 per dorm and the other housing approximately 94 per dorm. There are 22 isolation cells and 24 double-bunked segregation cells. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad and a Fire Station.

  • OPEN DORMITORY
  • DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CELLS

WORK DETAILS - Maintenance, General Labor, Food Service, Grounds Maintenance, Georgia Department of Transportation, Laundry & Custodial Maintenance, Fire Station, Cordele Contract Detail 1 & 2, Farmers Market Contract Detail, Abbeville City Contract Detail

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Literacy and Remedial Reading
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Moral Reconation Therapy, Re-Entry, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP)
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services and Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Preparation, Teacher Aide, Barber, Warehouseman and Laundry

GDC - Wilcox State Prison - Inmate Handbook
GDC - Wilcox State Prison -Performance Incentive Credit (PIC) Program

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GDC - Wilcox 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.

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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 - Wilcox State Prison - Visitation

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

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