McRae Correctional Facility, also known as CI McRae, is a low-security federal prison located in McRae, Georgia. The facility houses male inmates.
Table of contents
- McRae Correctional Facility Contact Information
- McRae Correctional Institution Inmate Information
- CI McRae Prison Services Information
- McRae Correctional Facility Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for CI McRae
- More Information About Correctional Institution
McRae Correctional Facility Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Correctional Institution McRae
1000 Jim Hammock Drive
McRae, GA 31055
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
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
Prison Security Level
Low-Security Federal Prison
McRae Correctional Facility is in McRae-Helena, Telfair County, Georgia.
Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code
MCA for McRae 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.
McRae Correctional Institution incarcerates approximately 1,500 federal inmates.
CI McRae Prison Services Information
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.
Inmates are housed in a dormitory setting.
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.
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
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.
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.
Correctional Institution McRae does not offer any apprenticeship programs to inmates.
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.
CI McRae offers various sports and activities such as basketball, board games, creative writing, knitting, and other activities to inmates.
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.