Metro Transitional Center

The Metro Transitional Center is a minimum-security facility for adult female felons who are nearing the end of their sentence with the Georgia Department of Corrections. This facility can house a maximum of 235 inmates and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The mission of the Metro Transitional Center is to assist residents in making a successful transition back into the community by providing counseling as well as social and employment skills.

There are three inmate housing units, and each one has rooms with either three or four beds. Building A and B house inmates who are in advanced Phase III and long-term maintenance residents. Building C houses inmates who are in orientation, Phase I, Phase II, and Guide Dog Residents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

COVID 19 Modified Visitation

As of July 2021, there are modified visitation procedures at Metro TC due to the pandemic. Approved visitors must request visitation by accessing the Georgia DOC website.

All visitors must be on their inmate's approved visitation list. Once your request for visitation has been approved, an email will be sent from [email protected]. Inmates who are on quarantine or medical isolation status will not be allowed visits.

Scheduling requests must be submitted between 5:00 am Monday - 5:00 pm Wednesday for that week’s visitation ONLY.

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

During modified visitation, inmates are allowed one visit every other month. Visits can last a maximum of two hours. Two approved visitors will be allowed and 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 will be socially distanced at twelve feet apart, and barriers separating offenders and loved ones are in place. 

During modified visitation, no physical contact with inmates is allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available, but vending machines will be closed.

Who Can Visit?

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

The inmate must put you on their visiting list first, and you must be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Visitor applications are available by clicking here

If you are not considered an “immediate” family member, you still may be allowed to visit as a significant relationship visitor. The inmate must initiate the request for anyone wanting to visit as a significant relationship visitor.

General Visiting Rules

All visitors must have a photo ID to gain access to the visiting room. 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 

Visitors are not allowed to bring food or drink into the facility from the outside, 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 (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 clothing 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

Metro Transitional Center
1303 Constitution Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(404) 624-2380

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Metro Transitional Center
Inmate name and number
1303 Constitution Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Metro Transitional Center. But 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 Metro Transitional Center through JPay (online) or MoneyGram (in person). You also have the option of mailing 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.

Food Packages

Family and friends of inmates at the Metro Transitional Center are allowed to order food packages at different times throughout the year which are delivered directly to the facility. For more information, click here.

Programs For Inmates


General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial, CA


Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Moral Recognition Therapy, Motivation For Change, Relapse Prevention, Family Violence, Battered Women, Intensive Individual Counseling, Therapeutic Counseling, Work Release, Community Pass, Job Readiness, STD/HIV, Health Education, Parenting, Grief Loss & Healing, Relationships Group, Career Development, Goal Setting & Achievement, Wise Money Management, Art Appreciation, Matrix, Fatherhood Program, DETOUR, Basic World of Works


Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Pastoral Counseling, Choir

Religious Activities

Vision Program (guide dog), Career Center

Work Detail

A work release program gives inmates the chance to work with employers throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Long term maintenance residents are assigned as permanent workers for Helms Facility and other Government facilities.

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Careers at Metro Transitional Center

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