GDC-Wilcox State Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
470 S Broad St, Abbeville, GA 31001
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 397, Abbeville, GA 31001

Wilcox 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-Wilcox State Prison

You can support your loved ones at Wilcox State Prison on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-467-3000.

Located at 470 S Broad St in Abbeville, GA, Wilcox State Prison carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Wilcox 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-Wilcox 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.

Wilcox State Prison, constructed in 1993 with a capacity of 1827, operates as a medium-security facility that ensures public safety while housing general population inmates who may not be suitable for county facilities due to offense or physical limitations. It serves as the host facility for the Turner Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.

Housing at Wilcox State Prison comprises four and a half buildings with various configurations, including double and triple cells. Three housing units feature open dormitories, with capacities ranging from approximately 48 to 94 occupants per dorm. The facility also includes isolation cells, segregation cells, and amenities like a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, and Fire Station.

Work details at Wilcox encompass maintenance, general labor, food service, grounds maintenance, and contracts with entities like the Georgia Department of Transportation, local municipalities, and the Farmers Market. Inmates are also involved in laundry, custodial maintenance, and fire station duties.

The prison offers a range of programs to support offender rehabilitation and skill development. Academic offerings include General Education Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and literacy and remedial reading. Counseling services cover motivation for change, thinking for a change, substance abuse support, re-entry preparation, and sex offender treatment. Recreation opportunities are provided for general well-being, and various religious activities and counseling sessions are available.

Vocational and on-the-job training (OJT) programs include food preparation, teacher aide positions, barbering, warehousing, and laundry work.

Overall, Wilcox State Prison aims to provide a secure environment while offering programs and services to facilitate the successful reintegration of inmates into society.

Inmate Locator

Wilcox 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


  • 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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