AUGUSTA STATE MED. PRISON

ADDRESS:
3001 GORDON HWY
GROVETOWN GA 30813
RICHMOND COUNTY
PHONE: (706) 855-4700
FAX: (706) 855-4958
POPULATION:ADULT MALE FELONS
CONSTRUCTED: 1982
CAPACITY:1326
OPENED:1983
SECURITY LEVEL:CLOSE

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

General Population:
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Inmates in Protective Custody/Segregation:
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday (Visitors only allowed one visit per week)
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

MISSION:

Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Provide centralized acute, specialized medical and Level IV Mental Health services for male and female offenders primarily as transient. House severe medical cases. Sex Offender release site and host facility for the Augusta Transitional Center.

HOUSING:

Four living units are divided into two separate units. Each has a support building that contains a multi-purpose room and a counseling office. One open dorm consisting of 519 beds with 192 beds designated for assisted living. Seven nursing units have a security control room, single patient rooms, seven bed Crisis Stabilization Unit and central dining hall along with an Acute Care Unit. Mental Health Support building utilizes dining area. Fast Track building is a 256 bed unit (double bunk). This facility also houses a Special Management Unit, Diagnostic Unit, C.E.R.T. team and a Tactical Squad.

  • OPEN DORMITORY

WORK DETAILS

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh Station, In-house Maintenance & Custodial Details, Outside Warehouse, Outside Maintenance

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: GED, ABE, and Literacy/Remedial
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Early Recovery Skills & Relapse Prevention, Activity Therapy, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Re-Entry Skill Building, TOPSTEPP, Specialized Groups for Mental Health
  • In-Reach
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Prayer Group
  • Tier II Mental Health
  • Vocational/OJT:Food Preparation, Barbering, Laundry Services, Custodial Maintenance

DIRECTIONS:

Take I-20 East to Exit 190, approximately 138 miles. Turn right onto Horizon South Pkwy. Travel about two miles. You will pass Serta Mattress and John Deere Tractor plant. The next intersection is Wrightsboro Road. Continue through this intersection and onto Katherine Street. Follow this road about ? mile; it will end at Robinson Avenue. Turn left onto Robinson Avenue and at the next red light turn right onto Gordon Hwy. Travel .8 miles to the prison entrance and turn right before the railroad trestle.

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