Augusta State Medical Prison

Augusta State Medical Prison is a Georgia state prison for men (and sometimes women) located in Grovetown, Georgia. It can house a maximum of 1,326 inmates, and it is a close security prison.

The mission of this facility is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Augusta State Med provides centralized acute, specialized medical and Level IV Mental Health services for male and female offenders primarily as transient. The facility also houses severe medical cases. It is also the Sex Offender release site and the host facility for the Augusta Transitional Center.

Four living units are divided into two separate units. Each has a support building that contains a multi-purpose room and a counseling office. It has one open dorm consisting of 519 beds with 192 beds designated for assisted living, seven nursing units with a security control room, single patient rooms, a seven-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit, and a central dining hall along with an Acute Care Unit. 

The Mental Health Support building utilizes the dining area and the Fast Track building is a 256-bed unit (double bunk). This facility also houses a Special Management Unit, Diagnostic Unit, C.E.R.T. team, and a Tactical Squad.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

General Population

Days: Saturday and Sunday
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Inmates in Protective Custody/Segregation

Days: Tuesday and Wednesday (Visitors only allowed one visit per week)
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

You must fill out an application and be approved by the Georgia Department of Corrections before you can visit an inmate. For complete details about the visiting process at Augusta State Med, click here.

Visitors are required to present positive identification prior to their admission for visiting. A driver's license with a picture, a picture identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety, or other acceptable photographic identification card will be required of all visitors, age sixteen (16) and over.

Visitors can only bring into the facility items identified by the facility (i.e., identification card, car keys) No food or drink will be brought into the facility from the outside other than bottled formula or like store-bought products for babies. 

Visitors will be allowed to bring a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines. Funds from visitors for offenders will be accepted only through the mail. Musical instruments, radios, pets, cameras, or tape recorders will not be allowed in the visiting area. 

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

Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire. Shoes are required at all times for visitors, including children if they are able to walk or stand. 

Male visitors will be required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. Females may wear trousers, or if a female visitor wears a dress, skirt or other similar garment, it may NOT be more than two (2) inches above the knees. Furthermore, all female visitors must wear foundation type garments such as bras, panties, and slip. 

Inappropriate clothing shall include, but is not limited to:  

  • Dresses or tops with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area in any manner
  • Tube tops or halters of any type
  • Any type of clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area
  • Any type of clothing that is made of sheer or transparent material
  • Shorts of any kind or any kind of slacks that are above the knee (twelve years old and under may wear shorts)
  • Male visitors are not permitted to wear tank tops or short tops of any kind, nor see-through tops made of net or mesh webbing. 
  • Shorts are not permitted (children twelve 12 years old and under may wear shorts)
  • Any other type of clothing that is suggestive or revealing in any way is prohibited

This facility also has the option of video visits through JPay.

Physical Address

Augusta State Medical Prison
3001 Gordon Highway
Grovetown, Georgia 30813

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General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Augusta State Medical Prison
3001 Gordon Highway
Grovetown, Georgia 30813

You can send a package to an inmate through the George Inmate Package Program.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Augusta State Med, but they do have access to phones during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Georgia, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at Augusta State Med, you must use JPay or MoneyGram. The fees for this service vary based on which method you use and the amount of money you are sending.

JPay Options

  • Online or Mobile App: To send an inmate money with your credit or debit card, visit or download the JPay Mobile App that is available at the Apple App Store (for iPhones) and Google Play (for Android phones).
  • By phone: Call (800) 574-5729 to talk with a live JPay call center agent and send money with a debit or credit card. 
  • Mail a money orderㅡmade payable to JPayㅡwith a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 260010
Hollywood, FL 33026

A money order deposit slip is available here.


If you would like to use cash, visit a MoneyGram location in person and use receive code 6857. MoneyGram locations include all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies.

Programs For Inmates

  • Work Details: Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh Station, In-house Maintenance & Custodial Details, Outside Warehouse, Outside Maintenance
  • Academic: GED, ABE, and Literacy/Remedial
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Early Recovery Skills & Relapse Prevention, Activity Therapy, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Re-Entry Skill Building, TOPSTEPP, Specialized Groups for Mental Health
  • In-Reach
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Prayer Group
  • Mental Health
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Preparation, Barbering, Laundry Services, Custodial Maintenance

Acute Care Hospital

500 Augusta University employees, faculty and staff, and contractors provide care to offenders from throughout the state of Georgia.

  • Hospital
  • Surgery Center
  • Multi-specialty Clinic
  • Special Mental Health Treatment Units
  • Dementia and Traumatic Brain injury
  • Seriously Mentally Ill with Severe Personality Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Dialysis
  • Dental
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Hospice
  • Inpatient Care
  • Pre/Post op
  • Sleep Studies
  • TB
  • 95 Beds
  • Acute Care Infirmaries (2X20 Beds)
  • Long Term Care Infirmary (20 Beds)
  • Pre and Post-OP Infirmary (15 Beds)
  • Accommodative Living Unit (20 Beds)

Mental Health Care

  • Mental Health Population – approximately 602 offenders
  • Supportive Living Units: Levels 3 & 4
  • CSU Beds – 35 Total
  • 1 X 20 beds
  • 1 X 15 beds
  • MH Outpatient Services
  • Dementia Unit

Primary Care and Chronic Care Services

  • Augusta University Medical Center Satellite Clinics (340B)
  • Palliative Care
  • Large Chronic Care Clinic
  • Statewide Center for Dialysis (Males)
  • Statewide Rule-Out TB (28 Negative Pressure Rooms)
  • Regional Pharmacy
  • Telemedicine Hub
  • Multiple Preventive & Primary Care Clinics
  • Oral Surgery and General Dentistry
  • Clinical Dietician Services
  • Population Medication
  • Telepsychiatry

Surgical Services

  • Non-Emergent Same Day Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Maxi facial
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology

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