All About the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison and Contacting Inmates

Connect With an Inmate All About the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison and Contacting Inmates

How to Contact an Inmate at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison

Built in 1968 and renovated in 1998, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson, Georgia, houses up to 2,487 male prisoners, including those on death row. As the largest prison in the state, it manages the diagnostic processing for Georgia's correctional system, houses offenders in the 90-Day Segregated Transition Educated Program (S.T.E.P.), houses offenders Under Death Sentence (UDS), and carries out state-ordered executions. Inmates have the opportunity to receive counseling and participate in academic, religious, and recreational programs.

There are several ways to contact an inmate in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, but it's important to follow all rules and guidelines. Whether you want to visit an inmatewrite a letter to a prisoner you know, or even find a prison pen pal, DoNotPay is here to simplify the process of getting in contact with an inmate to ensure you avoid mistakes that could result in delays, returned letters, or denied visits.

Georgia Diagnostic Prison Contact Information

The Jackson diagnostic prison is located near I-75 and Highway 36. This is the prison's general contact information:

Physical Address2978 Hwy 36 West Prison Blvd Jackson, GA 30233
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3877 2978 Hwy 36, West Jackson, GA 30233
Phone(770)-504-2000
Fax(770) 504-2006

How to Get in Touch With an Inmate at GA Diagnostic and Classification Prison

These are the key guidelines for connecting with an inmate at the diagnostic prison in Jackson, GA:

Visit an Inmate

You must make an appointment for a visit. Visitation hours depend upon which program the inmate is in:

Diagnostic OffendersEligible for visitation from immediate family members after 60 days.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

UDS and SMU Inmates9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays

TIER III -STEP Program Offenders9:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday and Friday

General Population and Others9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays

Send Money to an Inmate

Visit this website to send money to an inmate. First, you must be on the inmate's approved sender list. From there, you have several options:

  1. Money order.
  2. Online or mobile via JPay.
  3. Cash via MoneyGram (use Georgia DOC Receiver Code 6857 or Georgia Probation Receiver Code 6901).
  4. Call 800-574-5729 to speak with a live agent and pay via credit or debit card.

Write to an Inmate

The Georgia Department of Corrections Orientation Handbook for Offenders states that inmates are allowed to receive mail from anyone, though both incoming and outgoing letters are subject to inspection.

Offender name and ID number

Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison

P.O. Box 3877

2978 Hwy 36, West

Jackson, GA 30233

The system also has a package program that allows you to send packages via approved third parties.

Why Contacting an Inmate Can Be Frustrating and Time-Consuming?

As long as you follow all the rules and regulations, contacting an inmate is simple. The problem is when you make a small mistake in the address, incorrectly enter an inmate's name or ID number, or get confused about the visitation rules. There's also the chance your friend or a family member has been transferred to a different prison without you realizing it. These errors can result in delays, denied visits, and returned mail. If you accidentally send money to the wrong inmate, you typically can't get that money back.

When locating an inmate or writing letters, DoNotPay can help ensure you follow the process, so your mail is delivered as quickly as possible. Our Connect With an Inmate product makes it fast and easy to find inmates and send correspondence.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Contact an Inmate

We help you save time, money, and hassle by locating your imprisoned friend or family member in seconds and helping you send a letter. DoNotPay can quickly put you in touch with an inmate at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison or any other correctional facility across the country:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay. 
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter. 
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database. 
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one. 
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one! 

This is just the beginning. DoNotPay offers a wide range of services beyond connecting you with an inmate.

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DoNotPay is here to make legal and financial challenges less confusing. From contacting an inmate at the diagnostic prison in Jackson to filing complaints and applying for scholarships, you can rely on DoNotPay for fast, efficient service and peace of mind in all sorts of stressful situations:

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