Georgia Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Georgia

Georgia Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Georgia

Georgia houses five stand-alone federal prisons and two federal prison camp. Each of these Georgia federal prisons is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. In total, 3,031 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Georgia.

Georgia Federal Prisons by Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Georgia

  • USP Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

 
Low-Security Federal Prisons in Georgia

  • FCI Jesup (Jesup, GA)
  • FSL Jesup (Jesup, GA)

 
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Georgia

  • USP Atlanta Camp (Atlanta, GA)
  • FCI Jesup Camp (Jesup, GA)

Private Prisons in Georgia

  • CI D. Ray James (Folkston, GA)
  • CI McRae (McRae Helena, GA)

Federal Prisons in Georgia

USP Atlanta
United States Penitentiary Atlanta (FCI Atlanta) is a medium-security level federal prison located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. USP Atlanta is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,656 male inmates.
USP Atlanta Camp
United States Penitentiary Atlanta Camp (FCI Atlanta Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. USP Atlanta Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 123 male inmates.
CI D. Ray James
Correctional Institution D. Ray James (CI D. Ray James) is a low-security level private prison located in Folkston, Georgia. It is a private prison operated by The GEO Group. It houses 1,544 male inmates.
FCI Jesup
Federal Correctional Institution Jesup (FCI Jesup) is a low-security level federal prison located in Jesup, Georgia. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. FCI Jesup is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 861 male inmates.
FCI Jesup Camp
Federal Correctional Institution Jesup Camp (FCI Jesup Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Jesup, Georgia. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. FCI Jesup Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 106 male inmates.
FSL Jesup
Federal Satellite Low Jesup (FSL Jesup) is a low-security level federal prison located in Jesup, Georgia. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. FSL Jesup is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 392 male inmates.
CI McRae
Correctional Institution McRae (CI McRae) is a low-security level private prison located in McRae Helena, Georgia. It is a private prison operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America or CCA). It houses 1,338 male inmates.

List of Georgia Federal Prisons

There are five stand-alone federal prisons in Georgia and two federal prison camps. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to each facility’s detailed profile where you can learn about specific facility offerings, information, and contact details.

United States Penitentiary, Atlanta is a medium-security federal prison located in the Georgia state capital of Atlanta. Housing male inmates, the facility also contains a minimum-security satellite prison camp for male offenders and a detention center. One of the oldest federal prisons, it opened in 1902 and continues to provide those incarcerated with educational, vocational, and self-improvement programs. It also serves as housing for inmates being transferred from one federal facility to another.

United States Penitentiary, Atlanta prison camp is a satellite facility located on the grounds of USP Atlanta. Inmates in this minimum-security prison camp, all of whom are male, perform work duties to support the correctional facility and are not subject to the more stringent security procedures of higher security federal prisons. All inmates may pursue educational and enrichment goals to increase the odds of a successful release and reintegration into outside society. Inmates must perform prison work assignments unless medically excused.

One of two federal prisons in Georgia that are privately administered, Correctional Institution, D. Ray James is a low-security institution for male inmates located in Folkston, Georgia. Owned and operated by the GEO Group, it contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service to meet the physical, medical, vocational, and educational needs of its inmate population. Men incarcerated here are expected to maintain prison employment and are provided access to academic, vocational, substance abuse prevention, and life skills programs. All are designed to create maximum opportunities for inmates upon their release and reintegration into civilian society.

Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup is a medium-security federal prison for male inmates. It is located in Jesup, Georgia, 65 miles southwest of Savannah and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. The campus also includes a low-security facility and a minimum-security satellite prison camp, both of which house male inmates. Those incarcerated at FCI Jesup, as with other Georgia federal prisons, must attain their GED if they do not have a high school diploma. In addition, they are assigned to a prison job and may participate in enrichment programs designed to prevent recidivism and smooth their eventual transition to civilian life upon release.

Federal Correctional Institution, Jessup Camp is a minimum-security satellite federal prison work camp. It is located in Jesup, Georgia, 65 miles southwest of Savannah and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. Inmates are expected to perform work duties that support the correctional facility and are also encouraged to participate in educational and vocational training programs. Dormitory-style housing and fewer security restrictions make this one of the more desirable Georgia federal prisons.

Federal Satellite Low, Jesup is a low-security prison located in Jesup, Georgia. It is 65 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. Compared to the medium-security prison adjacent to it, FSL Jesup has a higher staff-to-inmate ratio and offers more privileges to inmates. All prisoners are expected to hold jobs and can attend educational, vocational, and self-enrichment programs and classes.

One of two Georgia federal prisons that are privately administered, Correctional Institution, McRae is a low-security prison for male inmates located in Telfair County in McRae-Helena, Georgia. It is owned and operated by CoreCivic. Described as a criminal alien requirement prison, it houses only inmates expected to be deported upon completion of their sentences. As with other federal facilities, inmates are expected to work while incarcerated and may participate in educational, vocational, life skills, and self-improvement opportunities.

Wikipedia Pages About Each Facility

For the most comprehensive information about each Georgia federal prison, please see the above prison profiles. These profiles are regularly updated and verified by our prison consultants. Alternatively, the below Wikipedia pages can provide helpful background, historical, and other information about each facility.