WARE STATE PRISON

ADDRESS:
3620 NORTH HARRIS ROAD
WAYCROSS GA 31501
WARE COUNTY
PHONE: (912) 285-6400
FAX: (912) 287-6520
POPULATION: ADULT MALE FELONS
CONSTRUCTED: 1989
CAPACITY:1546
OPENED:1990
SECURITY LEVEL:CLOSE

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

General Population:
Days: Saturday, Sunday, and all State Holidays
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Tier II Visitation Hours:
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Hours: 9:00AM - 11:00 AM (no food, no contact)

MISSION:

Creates a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change, ensuring public safety and effectively housing offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Houses close security offenders with behavioral problems and assists them in returning to a general population status and/or the ability to transfer to a lower security prison. Sex Offender release site and host facility for the Bacon Probation Detention Center, Appling Integrated Treatment Facility, Alapaha Probation Circuit and Waycross Probation Circuit. This is a Tier I & II facility. 

HOUSING:

Consists of eight housing units with 50 double cells each. Infirmary has 12 beds, Segregation has 150 beds. A Fast Track Unit contains four dormitories with 54 beds each. Old Ware consists of 112 beds and I building consist of four dorms for a total of 256 beds. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, Canine Unit, and a Fire Station.

  • OPEN DORMITORY
  • SINGLE CELLS

WORK DETAILS

Ware County I & II, City of Waycross I & II, Glynn County I & II, Pierce County, City of Blackshear, Department of Transportation, Georgia State Patrol, Recycling, Fabrication, Canine, Back Gate, Outside Ground Maintenance, Fire Station, Mobile 5

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: Literacy Remedial, Adult Basic Education, General Education
  • Counseling: Family Violence, Re-Entry, Moral Reconation Therapy, Sex Offender Psycho Educational Program (SOPP), Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Career Center, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Alcoholics Anonymous, Detours, Individual Counseling, Lifers Group, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Narcotics Anonymous
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Upholstery, Carpentry, Food Service, Electronics, CADD, Building Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance, Welding, Culinary Arts, Barbershop, Horticulture, Boot Repair, Diesal Mechanics

DIRECTIONS:

Take I-75S to Tifton. Exit at US-82 and turn left. Follow US-82 to Ware County, approximately 65 miles to Ware County Airport Exit. Turn left onto Fulford Road. At end of Fulford Road, turn left onto Harris Road and follow the signs to Ware State Prison.

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