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Georgia Inmate Search

A Georgia inmate search allows the public to find information on inmates previously or currently incarcerated in correctional facilities. The Georgia Department of Corrections manages all information involving inmates, whether incarcerated in county jails, municipal jails, or state-operated facilities. 

What Are Georgia Inmate Records?

Georgia inmate records provide more detailed information about an inmate. An inmate record search may provide some or all of the following depending on its availability:

  • Inmate’s personal information (name, date of birth, gender, personal descriptors)
  • Details of the offense
  • Conviction information, including past convictions
  • Mugshots
  • Date of incarceration
  • Expected release date
  • The security level of incarceration facility
  • Bail and bond conditions

Under Georgia Code § 35-3-34, the public can access inmate records even without consent as long as they can provide the person’s full name, gender, race, and date of birth to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Aside from inmate records, Georgia also has an online felon search feature available for $15.00 per search. 

What Are Georgia Prison and Jail Records?

Georgia prison and jail records refer to the current number of prisons and the jail system in the state. Georgia has 183 jails across its 159 counties and 34 state prisons. The state prisons are currently home to over 47,000 inmates who are repeat and violent offenders. Some non-violent offenders may also be in state prisons if they have exhausted all other punishments available due to revocation. 

Offenders are placed in different levels of security depending on their criminal history, nature of the crime committed, history of violence, and any medical or treatment they might need while incarcerated. 

Offenders who have convictions for serious crimes, have assault histories, and are at risk of escaping are placed under close security, where they require supervision at all times and never leave prison. 

The largest category of offenders enters medium security. Inmates under this category are under constant supervision, but they may also work outside of prison. 

Minimum security offenders present minimal risk of escape and usually abide by the rules and regulations. This good behavior can help them become eligible to transfer to transitional centers. 


How To Perform An Inmate Search in Georgia?

The public can perform a Georgia inmate search using the state’s online search tool for free. Anyone can perform a search using any identifying information like a case number, inmate ID, name, and age. County jails also have dedicated websites for inmate searches under their custody. 

For better results, requesters may include the following information in their search:

  • Alias
  • Middle name
  • Height and weight
  • Eye and hair color
  • Body marks like scars and tattoos
  • Sentence status
  • Primary offense
  • Conviction county

There is also the option to filter searches, including active offenders, inactive offenders, and profiles with or without photos. 


How To Contact an Inmate in Georgia?

The Georgia Department of Corrections is in partnership with Securus Technologies as their major telephone service provider to help friends and families contact inmates in different facilities. Call rates range from $1.95 to $2.10 for every 15-minute call, which is the maximum time allotted, Rates also depend on whether the call was local, long-distance in-state, long-distance out-of-state, or international. 

Funding fees for prepaid collect accounts also apply depending on the method used. For funding call accounts using the website or IVR, a $3.00 fee per deposit applies. For accounts via a live agent, a $4.75 fee applies. Check and money orders are free of charge.

Calls may also be subject to recording and monitoring, and only telephone numbers listed on an inmate’s Call Allow List are permitted.

How To Visit an Inmate in Georgia?

When doing a Georgia inmate search, the public can make an appointment to visit an inmate at any corrections facility. However, visitors must be on the list of approved visitors and book their visitation in advance. 

Friends and family must provide the following when scheduling an appointment to visit an inmate in Georgia:

  • Visitor’s name
  • Email address
  • Visitor’s relationship to the name
  • Inmate ID provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections

Once the visitation schedule is approved, visitors must arrive at their scheduled time and follow GDC’s visitation rules, including the dress code, security screening, and parking. Note that Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. is the cut-off to request to visit an inmate for the week. During the holidays, visitors must make an appointment two days prior. 

How To Send Money to an Inmate in Georgia?

Family and friends can send money to an inmate in Georgia via JPay through the following:

Money order - this method of sending money to an inmate is free but might take up to two (2) weeks to process.

Online - to send money to an inmate online, the sending party must input the inmate ID to get started and wait 24 hours for processing time. 

Existing JPay account holders can pay using their debit or credit cards and pay a fee ranging from $3.5 to $4.95, depending on the type of transaction.

Counties in Georgia