Augusta Transitional Center

The Augusta Transitional Center is a minimum-security facility for adult male felons who are nearing the end of their sentence with the Georgia Department of Corrections. This center is located in Augusta, Georgia and can house a maximum of 230 inmates. The host facility for the Augusta Transition Center is the Augusta State Medical Prison.

The mission of the Augusta Transitional Center is to help the residents make a successful transition back to the community by providing both employment and social skills. The inmate housing at Augusta is on a single floor, with two, four, and eight-man rooms.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Augusta Transitional Center are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays.

Who Can Visit?

Before you can visit an inmate at Augusta Transitional Center, the inmate must put you on their visiting list, and you must be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Visitor applications are available by clicking here

Individuals who are not considered “immediate” family members may be allowed to visit by being considered as a significant relationship visitor. For individuals wanting to visit as a significant relationship visitor, the inmate must initiate the request. 

General Visiting Rules

Visitors are required to present a photo ID prior to their admission for visiting. Your identification will be kept in a secure area outside the actual visitation area and will be returned to you at the conclusion of the visit. 

Visitors can only bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • Photo ID
  • A maximum of $20.00 in coins for the vending machines, and 
  • A set of car keys

You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the facility from the outside. Funds for inmates from visitors are accepted only through the Consolidated Banking Unit, and may not be brought into the Augusta Transitional Center. 

All visitors are subject to a search of their person by electronic surveillance instruments. All items brought into the facility by a visitor will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area. 

Personal contact such as hand shaking, embracing, or kissing is permitted only at the beginning and end of the visit. Excessive, frequent or prolonged embracing, hand holding, kissing, or other inappropriate behavior during the visit is strictly prohibited.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire. Shoes are required of all visitors, including children, at all times. Male visitors are required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. Females are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras, panties, and a slip. Any type of clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way is prohibited.

Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Dresses with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area in any manner
  • Dresses, skirts, or other similar garments that are more than two inches above the knees
  • Tops which exposes shoulders or chest area in any manner
  • Tube tops or halter tops of any type
  • Clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area
  • Clothing that is made of sheer, net, mesh, or transparent material
  • Shorts of any kind or any kind of slacks that are above the knee 
  • Leggings, jeggings, or any other skin tight pants

Physical Address

Augusta Transitional Center
601 Taylor Street
Augusta, GA 30901

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(706) 721-1650

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Augusta Transitional Center
Inmate name and number
601 Taylor Street
Augusta, GA 30901

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Augusta Transitional Center.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate housed at the Augusta Transitional Center through JPay (online) or MoneyGram (in person). You also have the option of mailing a money order.

To get started with JPay to send money with a debit or credit card, click here. To find a MoneyGram location so you can send cash, click here. To mail a money order, click here to print the voucher and step-by-step directions.

Food Packages

The Georgia Department of Corrections allows family and friends to order food packages which are delivered to inmates at the Augusta Transitional Center. For more information, click here.

Programs For Inmates

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy
  • Counseling: Odyssey Program, Fatherhood, Housing Services, Public Health, Work Ethics, Job Readiness, 12-Step Groups, Celebrate Recovery, and BASICS World Of Work
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Community Volunteer Work
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Taleem, Gospel Choir
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Services, Maintenance, Laundry, Barbering, OSHA, Forklift, Servsafe

Twelve residents at the Augusta Transitional Center are assigned as permanent workers in food service, sanitation, and building maintenance, while 173 residents are assigned to the work release program.

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Careers at Augusta Transitional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Georgia Department of Corrections and would like to work at the Augusta Transitional Center, click here.