HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays
Hays State Prison is a close security facility serving the DOC through housing and managing some of the state's most challenging offenders. Hays provides its offender population with a variety of structured programs intended to minimize recidivism and initiate an effective re-entry program. Hays also serves as the host facility for Paulding Probation Detention Center.
Hays State Prison is comprised of 10 general population dorms, consisting of 62 beds per dorm for a total of 620. One Fast Track building housing 256. There are six Special Management Unit dorms consisting of 218 beds. Hays Annex consists of 8 dorms with 50 beds per dorm for a total of 400 beds. Hays Annex also has Quonset Huts with 170 beds. The outside fire station has 10 beds and the infirmary has 9 beds. We also house approximately 500 level II mental health offenders throughout the institution.
Hays Annex sends out 14 revenue contract details which include the Department of Transportation, DNR Counties of Chattooga, Catoosa, and Whitfield as well as the city of Trion, Ringgold, and Cartersville. GCIC Optics, GCI Mattress and Aramark Food Service are also supported by offender labor.
Take I-75N to Exit 306, Adairsville/Summerville Exit. Turn left onto Hwy 140 West for approximately 19 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 27 north for approximately 14 miles to Summerville city limits. Continue through Summerville for approximately five miles. Entrance to Hays State Prison is on the right.
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