CI D. Ray James Correctional Facility, also known as D. Ray James prison, is a medium-security federal prison located in Folkston, Georgia. The facility houses male inmates.
Table of contents
- D. Ray James Correctional Facility Contact Information
- CI D. Ray James Inmate Information
- D. Ray James Prison Services Information
- D. Ray James Correctional Facility Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for D. Ray James Prison
- More Information About CI D. Ray James
D. Ray James Correctional Facility Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
D. Ray James Correctional Facility
3262 Highway 252 East
Folkston, GA 31537
Email: DRJ/[email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI D. Ray James
P.O. Box 2000 Folkston, GA 31537
How to Send Money
Family and friends cannot send inmates funds directly. Family members can use Access Corrections (website or 1-866-345-1884) to deposit money. Western Union can also be used to deposit funds on inmate accounts (website or 1-800-634-3442).
CI D. Ray James Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
Medium-Security Federal Prison
The facility is in Folkston, Georgia. It is located in Charlton County.
BOP Institution Code
DRJ for D. Ray James Correctional Facility
Southern District of Georgia
Medical Care Level
Information is not available. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
Information is not available.
D. Ray James prison incarcerates approximately 1,700 federal inmates.
D. Ray James Prison Services Information
CI D. Ray James is a private prison. The D. Ray James Correctional Facility was awarded a contract in January 2010. The institution houses adult male inmates for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The facility is now owned and operated by The GEO Group, Inc.
Prison employees deliver all services, providing an environment for prisoners working their way through the judicial system. It is one of several private facilities that house federal inmates. It has been called the “backbone of the local economy,” by the Associated Press, highlighting its tax revenue importance for the community.
Inmates are housed in dormitories.
CI D. Ray James inmates are provided with an intake examination. Routine and emergency health care and dental care are also available to the inmate population. Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for routine or chronic health care concerns. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
D. Ray James Correctional Facility offers correctional mental health care. Services include counseling and programs created to have a rehabilitative impact. The Living in Balance program is available to inmates.
Inmates have access to a variety of behavioral treatment groups. These include stress management, anger management, life skills training, parenting techniques, conflict resolution, and preparation for re-entry into society.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
D. Ray James Correctional Institution does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Most Geo Group facilities offer RDAP and addiction programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Additional substance abuse programming is also available.
D. Ray James Correctional Facility Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
CI D. Ray James provides Pre-GED, GED, literacy training, and English-as-Second Language (ESL) programs. A Special Education program is also available to inmates. High school diplomas, career certificates, and college degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Staff provide inmates with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills.
Advanced Occupational Education
D. Ray James prison offers advanced occupational education in smart board technology. Inmates may also receive customized learning through individual education plans. Dynamic grouping and technology-based learning are also available.
CI D. Ray James offers vocational training in Custodial Maintenance, Barbering, Horticulture, Electrical, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Upholstery, and Weaving. Other career programs are available in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Small Engine Repair, and Masonry. Plumbing, Culinary Arts, Computer Repair, Carpentry, and Welding program are also provided.
In partnership with Pit Sisters, the prison offers the Teaching Animals and Inmate Life Skills (TAILS) program. This program helps to rehabilitate and train dogs.
Correctional Institution D. Ray James does not offer any apprenticeship programs to inmates.
Law and leisure libraries are available for inmate use at D. Ray James Correctional Institution. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings.
Correctional Institution D. Ray James does not house a UNICOR facility.
Inmates are allowed to shop in the institution’s commissary once a week. Shopping is only allowed during designated times. Prisoners may purchase clothing, shoes, food, snacks, electronics, drinks, and other items in the commissary.
D. Ray James prison provides both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities to the inmate population. Inmates are allowed to exercise, play sports, create art, and engage in various craft projects.
Visitation Information for D. Ray James Prison
Family and friends may visit inmates between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
More Information About CI D. Ray James
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about D. Ray James Correctional Facility, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.