Calhoun State Prison

Calhoun State Prison is a medium-security prison for male inmates in Morgan, Georgia that has a maximum capacity of 1,677. The facility’s mission is to protect the general public, staff, and inmates.

Calhoun provides a safe and humane living environment for medium and minimum-security offenders through utilizing Principles of Effective Intervention: Risk Principle, Needs Principle, Responsivity Principle, Treatment Principle, and Program Integrity. They do this by targeting offenders' criminal thinking, substance abuse, education, and employment needs.

Housing at Calhoun State Prison consists of nine housing units with 24, triple-bunked cells each and 24, double-bunked cells each. There are eight open dormitories with a total of 480 beds and 95 segregation/isolation cells. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Fire Station.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting days and hours at Calhoun State Prison 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 at Calhoun State Prison. For complete details about the visiting process, 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 is required for 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, money). No food or drink can be brought into the facility from the outside other than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. 

You can bring a maximum of twenty dollars ($20.00) in coins to be used for the vending machines. Musical instruments, radios, pets, cameras, or electronic devices are not 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

Calhoun State Prison 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

Calhoun State Prison
27823 Main Street
Morgan, GA 39866

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Calhoun State Prison
P.O. Box 249
Morgan, GA 39866

You can send a package to an inmate through the George Inmate Package Program. You can also send and receive Videograms and emails through JPay.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Calhoun State Prison can’t receive incoming calls, 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 Calhoun, 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


Calhoun County, Georgia State Patrol, Outside Maintenance, Outside Warehouse, Outside Grounds, Fire Station


Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial, Correspondence Courses, English As A Second Language

Counseling: Family Violence, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Exodus Stronghold (Chaplain), Matrix Relapse Prevention, Matrix Early Recovery, Lifers Group, Faith & Character Based Groups

Recreation: General Recreation

Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Faith Character Based Program

Vocational/OJT: Forklift Operator, Food Service Worker, Horticulture, Sanitation, Building Maintenance, Barbering, Education Aide, Library Aide, Laundry, Grounds Keeping, Office Clerk, Career Clerk

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Careers at Calhoun State Prison

If you are interested in a job at Calhoun State Prison, click here. The facility is 30 miles west of Albany, GA and is located near the GA/FL/AL state lines.

Calhoun provides employment to many in the surrounding counties of Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Early, Lee and Randolph. Benjamin Ford, the current Warden, guides staff in accomplishing the mission of the facility, which is to protect the public by operating secure and safe facilities while reducing recidivism through effective programming, education, and healthcare.

Here are two reviews from current employees:

"The staff at Calhoun State Prison work well as a Team. They are very respectful of each other and are always willing to help each other out when needed.”

“Calhoun State Prison provides the largest career opportunity in Morgan, Georgia. It provides a career path that's second to none. If one enjoys working at a fast pace with a close-knit team, this is the place for you. Our Motto is "A Great Team Always Reaches Its Potential."