Georgia State Records
What are Inmate Records?
Inmate records contain information relating to a convicted person who has been remanded in a correctional facility managed by the county or Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC). This includes private correctional inmate facilities, transitional centers, probation detention centers, probation offices.
Sending Money to an Inmate
The Georgia Department of Corrections provides a Consolidated Banking Process aimed at making payments such as fines and fees and other offender and probation related payments easier. To send money to an inmate, an interested person may:
- Create a money order voucher online free of charge on the consolidated banking process window on the GDOC website. It may take up to two weeks to process the voucher. It is necessary to provide the inmate’s GDC ID number
- Send money through a participating transfer private money transfer service
- Speak with an agent 24 hours a week on (800) 574-5729
- Send payment through Moneygram by visiting any of the various Moneygram locations including CVS and Walmart, and provide the GDOC Receiver code 6857 or Georgia Probation Receiver Code 6901. It is important to go with a valid Id, such as a driver’s license.
How to view Offender Contacts
The GDOC permits access to records on persons who have contacted an inmate in the past. This does not include information about persons on the inmate's list of approved contacts.
To obtain the information on offender contacts, an interested person is required to provide the inmate’s GDC ID. If not available, they may provide inmate's first and last name, date of contact and contact’s name.
Note: contacts records are only available from 22nd October 2002
How to Visit Inmates in Georgia State Corrections Facilities
An offender may request visitation from immediate family members such as parents, siblings, children, grandparents, and spouses. Extended family members like uncles cousins, step-siblings may be considered as significant relationship visitors may be allowed to visit the offender after the offender has completed a significant relationship visitor application for visitation privilege form. The Warden/ Superintendent will notify the offender of approval or disapproval of the application. The facility may require a presentation of documents to demonstrate significant relationships.
To be able to visit an offender, the offender must complete and add visitor’s names to their approved visitation list by contacting their counselor who will send the list to the Warden/ Superintendent for approval. The visitor is required to complete and sign the visitation consent form.
An offender may also request a special visit from persons not on the approved visitation list in special circumstances such as visitation from a family member that lives far away. Application for special visits is generally reviewed not later than 48ours before the visit. The conduct of the inmate may be put into consideration by the Warden or their designee when considering approval or rejection.
All visitors above 16 years of age are required to present positive identification or a government-issued identification with their photograph before they are admitted for an inmate visit.
Usually, a visitor may be admitted to see an inmate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and each visiting period will last for a minimum of six hours. Visitations are arranged based on the first alphabet of each inmate’s last name. Offenders whose last name begin with letter A through to K may receive visitors between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and offenders with their last name beginning with letter L up to Z would receive visitors from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
It is advisable to get familiar with the Georgia State Department of Corrections visitation policy and contact the specific facilities the interested person intends to visit to obtain their inmate of interest schedule for visits and how the facility observes local holidays.
Note: For questions or information relating to the wellbeing, cancellation of visitation and other affairs relating to an inmate parolee, an interested person may contact the Ombudsman and Inmate Affairs Unit at (478) 992-5358.
How to Find Inmate Records of Persons Held in State Prison
Interested parties can obtain information on the specific facility housing an inmate by visiting the official website of the GDOC. The GDOC provides access to inmate records through its online search services like the offender search and the facility search services.
The offender search provides access to information on adult offenders such as their name, date of birth, physical description, the offense for which they are incarcerated, the status of their parole or pardon and more. To obtain the data on a specific offender, an interested person must provide relevant information that would help streamline the search for the specific inmate of interest. Relevant information may include ID number, age, facility name (if known), sentence status, conviction county, or primary offense. The more information the interested person is able to provide, the more accurate their search result is likely to turn out.
- Facility search service allows interested persons to search for various correctional facilities across Georgia by name or county. The search window, once completed, provides relevant information such as the name of the facility or the county. To obtain information about an offender held in a particular facility, an interested person must
- Click on the link for the facility search
- Choose whether to search by county or the name of the facility
- If searching by county, select the name of the county of interest from the drop-down list or the name of the county of searching by county.
- Information, contacts, and directions may be accessed by clicking on the facility info link or offender records by clicking on the offender search link and providing the full name of the offender of interest (first and last name) in the fields provided, gender, age, and race may he;p streamline the inmate search results.
An interested person may also visit the official website of the county in which they believe an inmate is being held and search through the online inmate information search, if available. Clayton County, for instance, has an inmate information search service that allows interested persons to find inmates by providing the last name of the particular inmate or if known, also provide their first name, although not specifically required. The search may also be done by providing inmates booking dates if they were booked within 48 hours, 14 days or 31 days prior to the search.
Full Criminal Case Details:
- Domestic Violence
- Parole Violation
- Probation Violation
- Sexual Assault
- There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
- Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
- Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
- There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
- Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
- In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.