CI D. Ray James | Correctional Institution D. Ray James

CI D. Ray James, also known as Correctional Institution D. Ray James, is a medium-security federal prison located in Folkston, Georgia. The facility houses male inmates.

CI D. Ray James Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Correctional Institution D. Ray James
3262 Highway 252 East
Folkston, GA 31537

Phone: 912-496-6242
Fax: 912-496-7806
Email: DRJ/

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Facility Page
CoreCivic Website: GEO Group Prison Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI D. Ray James
Correctional Institution
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) or Western Union (website or 1-800-634-3442) to deposit funds in inmate accounts.

Correctional Institution D. Ray James Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

3262 Highway 252, Folkston, GA 31537

BOP Region

Southeast Region (SER)

BOP Institution Code

DRJ for CI D. Ray James

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

CI D. Ray James incarcerates approximately 1,700 federal inmates.

CI 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.

The prison delivers 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.

Inmate Housing

Inmates are housed in dormitories.

Health Services

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.

Psychology Services

Correctional Institution D. Ray James 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.

CI D. Ray James Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

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 and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Inmates are also provided with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills.

Advanced Occupational Education

Correctional Institution D. Ray James 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.

Vocational Training

CI D. Ray James offers vocational training in Custodial Maintenance, Barbering, Horticulture, Electrical, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Upholstery, and Weaving. Other vocational training programs are provided in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Small Engine Repair, Masonry, Plumbing, Culinary Arts, Computer Repair, Carpentry, and Welding. 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.

Apprenticeship Training

Correctional Institution D. Ray James does not offer any apprenticeship programs to inmates.

Library Services

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. Prisoners may purchase clothing, shoes, food, snacks, electronics, drinks, and other items in the commissary.

Recreational Services

CI D. Jay James 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 Correctional Institution

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