Burruss Correctional Training Center

Burruss Correctional Training Center is a medium-security prison in Forsyth, Georgia that houses a maximum of 806 male inmates and youthful offenders.

The mission at Burruss Correctional Training Center is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. They provide work and rehabilitation programs for 650 General Population offenders and operate a 100-bed Probation Boot Camp. 

There is also housing capacity for 94 offenders sentenced as adults between 14 -16 years of age and At Risk Youth Offenders between 17 -21 years of age. Burruss is also the host facility for the West Central Integrated Treatment Facility.

Housing consists of four buildings that are subdivided into four housing units each. Each unit contains 50, double-bunked cells on two tiers. This facility also houses a Fire Station and a Diagnostic Unit for youth offenders.

Burruss provides offender labor for maintenance and operation of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) and they provide support for the Tift Campus, to include Mobile Construction Services.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting days and hours at Burruss Correctional Training Center are on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

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 Burruss Correctional Training Center, click here.

Visitors are required to present photo 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 are allowed to bring a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines. 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 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

Burruss does offer 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

Burruss Correctional Training Center

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/JmXgWoQ1KhK6nF559

General Phone Number

​(478) 994-7511

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Burruss Correctional Training Center
P.O. Box 5849
Forsyth, GA 31029

You can send a package to an inmate through the George Inmate Package Program. You can also send a Videogram or email through JPay.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Burruss Correctional Training Center, 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 Burruss, 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 JPay.com 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


There are 24 work details at Georgia Public Safety Training Center, six at Tift Campus, three at City Of Forsyth, two at Forestry, two at Dept. of Natural Resources, three at Dept. of Transportation, and five Mobile Construction Details at Tift and Fleet.

There is one detail each at Georgia State Patrol, D.O.C. Care and Custody Warehouse, Jackson National Guard Armory, Forsyth Police Dept., City of Barnesville, Butts. Co., the D.O.T. Weigh Station, Covington DOT, GDCP High-Max and Forsyth National Guard Armory and GDCP Grounds.


Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, Correspondence Courses, Title I and Special Education, Bartlett Reading, English As A Second Language

Counseling: Family Violence, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy

Recreational: General Recreation, Wellness Walk

Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Confronting Self Concepts, Heads Up, Kairos Reunion, Specialized Dorm "New Beginnings"

Vocational/OJT: Custodial, Food Preparation, Horticulture, Customer Service, Teacher Aides, Veterinarian Assistant (Guide Dog Program), Warehouse Management, Forklift Driver, Barbering, Food Service Preparation & Cooks

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Employment at Burruss CTC affords a unique opportunity not offered at any other state facility. The employees work with a diverse population of offenders, General Population, Boot Campers, and Juvenile Offenders. 

Employees manage offenders as they participate in a variety of programs offered, such as The Dog Training, Live Works, Horticulture, Beekeeping Programs, and many more. Burruss CTC also has the first Charter High School offered to male offenders, within the Department of Corrections. Burruss Correctional Training Center has a fast-paced and exciting work environment.