Autry State Prison

Autry State Prison is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Pelham, Georgia. The facility opened in 1993, and it can house up to 1,698 offenders.

The mission of Autry State Prison is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. It houses general population, medium-security inmates due to their sentence, offense, or behavior, and it has a capacity for housing 650 Level II Mental Health inmates, a 96 bed, In-House Transitional Unit, and a 42-bed Accommodated Living Unit. Autry State Prison also has the Bainbridge Probation Substance Abuse Treatment Center.

The inmate housing at Autry features one building with four separate open bunk dormitories. Each dormitory consists of 38 double bunks. There are six buildings with two living units containing 96 beds each, and three living units in these buildings have triple bunks on the bottom range only. One other building consists of 86 beds for segregation and 47 beds for isolation and protective custody. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. team, a Tactical Squad, and a Fire Station.

Autry State Prison was one of nine Georgia state prisons implicated in an FBI sting operation announced in February 2016. The agency indicted 47 correction officers who agreed to deliver illegal drugs while in uniform. These charges were "part of a larger public corruption investigation into Georgia Correctional Facilities.”

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting days and hours at Autry State Prison are Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

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

The only items you can bring to a visit are:

  • an identification card (All visitors, age 16 and over, must have a photo ID)
  • car keys
  • a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines

Food or drink from the outside isn’t allowed in the facilityㄧother than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting area. 

All visitors are subject to a preliminary search 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 must wear appropriate clothing. Shoes are required at all times for visitors, including children if they are able to walk or stand. 

Male visitors are 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 undergarments such as bras, panties, and slips. 

Inappropriate clothing includes, 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

Video Visits

Autry State Prison offers video visits through JPay. You must have a JPay account, and the video visit can last up to 30 minutes. The fee for a 30-minute video visit is $3.95.

Physical Address

Autry State Prison
3178 Mount Zion Church Rd
Pelham, GA 31779

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Autry State Prison
P.O. Box 648
Pelham, GA 31779

You must always include the inmate’s full name and inmate ID number on all correspondence. All inmate mail is monitored by prison staff, so it’s best to keep things simple with regular paper, a regular envelope, and pics of family and friends. No stickers, greeting cards with electronics or music, or inappropriate pics.

You can send a package to an inmate through the Georgia Inmate Package Program. You can also send and receive videograms and emails through JPay, which costs between one and three stamps each.

How to Call an Inmate

Unfortunately, you can’t call an inmate at Autry State Prison, 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

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Autry State Prison. 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


Autry Grounds & Maintenance, Correctional Industries Boot Plant, 10-man unit Fire Station


Academic: GED, ABE, Literacy Remedial Education

Counseling: Re-Entry Skills Building, Lifers Group, Family Violence, Health Awareness, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Moral Reconation Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Alcohol Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous(NA), Motivation for Change

Faith & Character Program

Recreation: General Recreation, Leisure Skills

Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, & Inmate Choir

Vocational/OJT: Footwear Manufacturing, Food Preparation, Barbering, Laundry, Office Clerk, Basic Computer, Career Guidance Clerk, Automobile Detail, Painting, Sanitation, Library Aide, Horticulture

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Careers at Autry State Prison

The top five reasons to work at Autry State Prison are: Generous Pay, Great Benefits, Team Georgia Perks, Family Events, and Free Training. If you are interested in a job at Autry State Prison, click here.