McEver Probation Detention Center

The McEver Probation Detention Center is a minimum-security, short-term facility for adult males, located in Perry, Georgia. A maximum of 235 inmates can be housed at McEver, which is a sanctioning option for probationers who require more supervision, but who don't qualify for boot camp. . 

The short-term, highly structured program at McEver has a designed length of 60 to 180 days, with the average stay being approximately 90 days. Probationers are required to work on a detail when they are housed at McEver Probation Detention Center, and the programming is geared toward making the residents more successful in the community.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

McEver Probation Detention Center visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

COVID 19 Modified Visitation

As of July 2021, visitation is allowed at McEver Probation Detention Center, but there are modified visitation procedures in place due to the pandemic. All visitors must be on their inmate's approved visitation list and must request the visit in advance by accessing the Georgia DOC website.

Visit scheduling requests must be submitted via the website between 5:00 am on Monday and 5:00 pm on Wednesday for that week’s visitation ONLY.

  • Inmates with last names beginning A - L visit on Saturday. Session one is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and session two is from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Inmates with last names beginning M - Z visit on Sunday between 9:00 am - 11:00 am for session one and between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for session two.

When your request is approved, you will receive an email confirmation. Inmates who are on quarantine or medical isolation status are not allowed visits.

Inmates are only allowed one visit every other month during modified visitation, and visits can last a maximum of two hours. No more than two approved visitors are allowed and they must visit at the same time. No visitors under the age of twelve are allowed.

Disposable face masks are provided and must be worn at all times. Seating is socially distanced at twelve feet apart, and barriers separating offenders and loved ones are in place. No physical contact with inmates is allowed. Hand sanitizer is available, and vending machines are closed.

Who Can Visit?

Before you can visit, the inmate must put you on their visiting list first and the Georgia Department of Corrections must approve your application. Visitor applications are available by clicking here

Members of an inmate's immediate family (parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, grandparents, grandchildren, and children) are eligible for visitation approval. 

If you are not an immediate family member, you still may be allowed to visit as a significant relationship visitor. However, the inmate must initiate the request.

General Visiting Rules

A photo ID is required to enter the visiting room. Visitors can only bring the following items to a visit:

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

Food or drink from the outside is not allowed at McEver Probation Detention Center, and you can't bring items to give to an inmate. 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 is permitted only at the beginning and end of the visit.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing in the visiting room. Shoes are required of all visitors -- including children -- at all times. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to: 

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

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

Physical Address

McEver Probation Detention Center
2100 Kings Chapel Road
Perry, GA 31069

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General Phone Number

(478) 988-7024

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

McEver Probation Detention Center
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2100 Kings Chapel Road
Perry, GA 31069

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call inmates at the McEver Probation Detention Center, but the residents do have access to phones during certain hours and are allowed to make outgoing calls.

How to Send Money

JPay (online or phone) or MoneyGram (in person) are the options for sending money to an inmate housed at the McEver Probation Detention Center. You can also mail a money order. You must be on a recipient’s approved visitor list to use any payment method.

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.

Programs For Inmates

Programming at McEver Detention Center ranges from education to evidence-based treatment, including Motivation for Change, AA/NA, Life Skills, Job Readiness, Group Counseling, Personal Health, and GED/Adult Basic Education. Probationers are required to work on a detail five days a week either in the community or on site.

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If you are interested in a career with the Georgia Department of Corrections and would like to see the job openings at the McEver Probation Detention Center, click here.