Clayton Transitional Center

The Clayton Transitional Center is a minimum-security facility for adult male felons who are close to completing their sentence with the Georgia Department of Corrections. This facility is located in Forest Park, Georgia, and can house up to 376 inmates. The host facility for the Clayton Transitional Center is the Atlanta Transitional Center.

This facility opened in 2002, and has the mission of assisting residents in making a successful transition back to society. The Clayton Transitional Center does this by providing social and employment skills. 

There are two housing units at the Clayton Transitional Center. Unit one accommodates all orientation and phase I residents. Unit 2 accommodates advanced Phases II & III residents. The Clayton Transitional Center is handicapped accessible and meets ADA requirements.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Clayton 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 Clayton 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. The inmate must initiate the request for individuals wanting to visit as a significant relationship visitor.

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 Clayton Transitional Center. 

All visitors are subject to a search of their person by electronic surveillance instruments, including a metal detector. All items brought into the facility by a visitor will be searched. 

Personal contact (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 in the visiting room. Shoes are required of all visitors, including children, at all times. 

Male visitors are required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. Female visitors are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras and panties. 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
  • 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

Clayton Transitional Center
242 Falcon Dr.
Forest Park, GA 30297

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(404) 675-1500

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Clayton Transitional Center
Inmate name and number
P.O. Box 16158
Atlanta, GA 30321

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Clayton Transitional Center. However, the residents do have access to phones during certain hours and are allowed to make outgoing calls.

How to Send Money

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

To send money with JPay using 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

Family and friends are allowed to order food packages which are delivered to inmates at the Clayton Transitional Center. For more information, click here.

Programs For Inmates

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling: Pre-Release, Work Adjustment, Health Awareness, Employment Readiness, 12-Step Group, BASIC World of Works, Odyssey courses, Anger Management
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Services, Maintenance, Laundry, and Barbering

Some residents at Clayton Transitional Center are assigned as permanent workers in food service, sanitation, building maintenance, barbering, laundry, vehicle maintenance, and groundskeeping. All other residents are assigned to work release.

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Careers at Clayton Transitional Center

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