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Athens-Clarke Correctional Visitation Center

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Last Updated: December 19,2019

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 Hours

Visiting hours for Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute. For Directions call 706-613-3400

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

General Visitation Information

​Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institute - Visitation

Visitation Hours

Inmates may be visited on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Visits may also be made on county holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rules for Visitation

  • No weapons, drugs, or contraband are allowed. Any violators will be prosecuted.
  • Any visitor violating any rules will be asked to leave the property.
  • All activities during visitation are recorded by electronic equipment.
  • All visitors must be on an inmate’s approved visitation list. Anyone not on the list will not be allowed to visit.
  • All visitors are subject to search at any time.
  • All personal property is to be left in the visitor's vehicle.
  • No food, drinks, or tobacco products may be brought in during visitation.
  • No cell phones, cameras, or electronic recording equipment are allowed.
  • All visitors must sign in using a picture ID prior to visiting an inmate.
  • No more than four visitors per inmate are allowed at one time.
  • Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Money orders will not be accepted at visitation. All money orders must be mailed. No cash or personal checks are accepted. Money orders must include the inmate’s name and ID number.
  • Attorneys may visit by making special arrangements at least 24 hours in advance.

Directions - From Atlanta, take Highway 78 East to Athens. Highway 78 becomes Broad Street. Go past the University of Georgia. Broad Street then becomes Lexington Road. After two miles, turn left onto County Farm Road. Athens-Clarke County Correctional Institution is on the left across from Thornton Plaza.