Sumter County Prison

The Sumter County Prison is a medium-security facility located in Americus, Georgia and operated by Sumter County under contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections. The function of this prison is to provide housing for state and county adult male offenders, and a general labor force that supports the Sumter County Government.

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Inmate housing at this facility includes seven dormitories with 44 beds each, for a total of 308 beds. There are also two 21-bed dorms and 14 isolation/segregation cells.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being housed at Sumter County Prison, click here or call the prison at 229-928-4582. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

DO NOT CONFUSE the Sumter County Prison with the Sumter County Jail. The jail is for housing people who have been arrested by local law enforcement. The phone number to the Sumter County Jail is 229-924-4094.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

For visiting hours and information, call the Sumter County Prison at 229-928-4582.

During Covid protocols, four approved visitors, per offender, and children of all ages are allowed to attend visitation. Visits are by appointment only. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details about visitation can be found by clicking here.

Family members are allowed to schedule one session for each day of visitation. Visits will be no more than two hours in length. All visitors must be on the offenders approved visitation list.

Make a visiting appointment by clicking here.

Physical Address

Sumter County Prison
346 McMath Mill Road
Americus GA 31709

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name & GDC ID Number
Sumter County C.I. Dorm Number
P.O. Box 725
Americus, GA 31709

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Sumter County Prison cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area during daytime hours. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

You must be on a recipient’s approved visitor list to use any payment method listed below. For complete detailed information about sending money, click here.

Visit to send money online, or call 800-574-5729 to speak with a live agent. There is a fee associated with this service.

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Moneygram locations include CVS and Walmart (Georgia DOC Receiver Code 6857/Georgia Probation Receiver Code 6901). There is a fee associated with this service.

Programs For Inmates

Inmate work crews at the Sumter County Prison provide labor for road and maintenance details for Sumter County and municipalities. They also perform grounds and maintenance details for Macon County Prison.

Other programs include:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, English As A Second Language, Entrance Preparation to Technical & Vocational School
  • Counseling: Pre-Release, Substance Abuse Education, Hazelden Program
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Heavy Equipment Operation, Carpentry, Laundry, Custodial Maintenance, Firefighter

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Careers at Sumter County Prison

If you are interested in a career in corrections and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Sumter County Prison, click here.