McRae Correctional Facility | CI McRae

McRae Correctional Facility, also known as CI McRae, is a low-security federal prison located in McRae, Georgia. The facility houses male inmates.

McRae Correctional Facility Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Correctional Institution McRae
1000 Jim Hammock Drive
McRae, GA 31055

Phone: 229-868-7778
Fax: 229-868-7640
Email: MCA/[email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Facility Page
CoreCivic Website: CoreCivic Prison Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI McRae
Correctional Institution
P.O. Drawer 30
McRae, GA 31055

How to Send Money

Inmates may not receive funds directly. Funds can be deposited via U.S. Mail. Money orders should contain the inmate’s name and registration number and send to the following address:

CCA Inmate Trust
Facility: McRae Correctional Facility
[Last Name, First Name, Inmate Registration Number]
P.O. Box 933488
Atlanta, GA 31193-3488

Family and friends can also send funds via Western Union or call 1-800-634-3442.

McRae Correctional Institution Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Low-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

McRae Correctional Facility is in McRae-Helena, Telfair County, Georgia.

BOP Region

Southeast Region (SER)

BOP Institution Code

MCA for McRae Correctional Facility

Judicial District

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.

Population Number

McRae Correctional Institution incarcerates approximately 1,500 federal inmates.

CI McRae Prison Services Information

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McRae Correctional Facility is a private prison. CoreCivic owns and operates the facility. CoreCivis is formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).

The ACLU of Georgia reported in 2014 that CI McRae “showed a record of violations of constitutional and Bureau of Prisons standards governing the medical treatment of prisoners.” According to the report, CoreCivic’s private facilities were beyond maximum capacity. Inmates located at the facility raised concerns about all areas of prison service, including health care.

Inmate Housing

Inmates are housed in a dormitory setting.

Health Services

CI McRae’s medical unit employs physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and medical assistants. They provide routine check-ups, manage sick call, and address routine needs. Private correctional health care facilities typically include a dental clinic, as well.

Psychology Services

McRae Correctional Facility has a team of qualified mental health professionals to assist inmates who experience mental health problems. The staff helps inmates with emotional conflict and mental illness.

Staff screen inmates upon arrival. If needed, they are referred to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health specialist for follow-up evaluation and intervention. Treatment in the form of medication is provided when required, as well as group and individual counseling.

CoreCivic staff receives training in identifying mental health crises. When needed, they refer inmates to psychology staff whenever they suspect a prisoner is experiencing a problem. Staff monitors the offender population for signs of declining mental health and suicide risk. According to CoreCivic, staff work actively to assist troubled offenders in their times of need.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

Correctional Institution McRae offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).

McRae Correctional Facility Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

CI McRae offers GED instruction. CoreCivic has partnered with the National Institute for Adult Education to provide adult education in Spanish. These Spanish classes are furnished through the Instituto Nacional de Educación para Los Adultos (INEA), an entity of the Mexican government. High school diplomas, college, and career credentials are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

McRae Correctional Facility does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

CI McRae vocational training programs include Carpentry, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and Computer Applications. Career training is also available in Construction and Building Trades, Culinary Arts, and Electrical. Other work programs include Horticulture and Landscaping, HVAC, Masonry, Painting, Plumbing, Workforce Readiness, and Veterinary Technician.

Apprenticeship Training

Correctional Institution McRae does not offer any apprenticeship programs to inmates.

Library Services

The CI McRae library contains many magazines, newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, reference materials, and more. The law library features legal resources and related tools commonly sought by inmates.


Correctional Institution McRae does not house a UNICOR facility.


Inmates and detainees at CI McRae have regular access to commissary services to support their health and wellness. Residents can purchase beverages, light meals and snacks, over-the-counter medications, stationery, and clothing. Personal hygiene products, religious items, and other products are also available for sale.

Recreational Services

CI McRae offers various sports and activities such as basketball, board games, creative writing, knitting, and other activities to inmates.

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Visitation Information for CI McRae

Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. On federal holidays family members can visit an inmate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More Information About Correctional Institution

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 CI McRae, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.