Lee State Prison

Lee State Prison is a medium-security prison for male inmates located in Leesburg, Georgia. It has the capacity to house 762 inmates, and was opened in 1979. It underwent renovations in 2002.

The mission of Lee State Prison is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. They provide general labor and courtesy details to surrounding counties, and courses and programs are taught to afford each offender the opportunity to enter back into society with the tools needed to become a productive citizen thus reducing recidivism. 

Lee State Prison is the host facility for the Albany Transitional Center, and it also operates as a Transfer Hub.

The housing consists of 11 general population units with eight rooms, each containing six beds to a room. There are two units that consist of 24 rooms each containing four beds to a room. The isolation/segregation unit has a total of 16 cells/32 beds. Four bunks can accommodate offenders who are wheelchair bound. 

There are 10 beds at the Fire Station for the offender Fire team. This facility also houses a Personnel Recruitment Center, a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, Canine Unit, and a Fire Station.

In 2016, Lee State Prison started an Evidence Based Program that is a first of its kind for the state of Georgia. It uses cognitive, research-based programming to improve inmate behavior. The 2-year journey takes inmates through four phases, beginning with the pre-phase for offenders who are new to the prison.

"It changes you mentally, physically and without those three aspirations, you know, it's going to be hard to complete those phases," says an inmate who is in phase one. "The program benefits those that try, and if you don't put forth the effort, you're not going to succeed.”

Sixty percent of the offenders at Lee State Prison are enrolled in the program, and participants are able to engage in things like daily journaling, re-entry skill building, and community service projects.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

However, before you can visit an inmate, 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.). Anything you bring into the facility will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area.

Visitors must wear appropriate clothing. Shoes are required at all times, 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

Lee 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

Lee State Prison
153 Pinewood Drive
Leesburg, GA 31763

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hqiGgfrz78UZjzZk7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Lee State Prison
153 Pinewood Drive
Leesburg, GA 31763

Remember to include the inmate’s full name and inmate ID number on all correspondence. 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 cost between one and three stamps each.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Lee State Prison can’t receive 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

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Lee 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 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


Albany City, Georgia State Patrol, Department of Transportation, Albany Technical College, Darton College, Fire Station, Composting/Recycling Plant, Oxidation Pond and Maintenance


  • Academic: Literacy Remedial, Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma
  • Counseling: Thinking for a Change, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry Skills Building, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Confronting Self, Religious Diversity, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Active Parenting, Lifers Group, Basic Computer/Typing, Career Center, Family Violence
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Faith and Character Based Program
  • Vocational/OJT: Automotive, Carpentry, Small Engine Repair, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Food Preparation, Barber, Laundry, Custodial Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Landscaping, General Office Clerk, Wastewater Treatment, Horticulture

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Careers at Lee State Prison

Lee State Evidence Based Prison is located on the outskirts of Leesburg, Georgia. Their mission is to drive the improvement of inmates’ cognitive abilities to make life changing positive choices. 

They do this by providing proven evidence-based programming and working with community partners to increase the inmates’ opportunities to return to their families and communities as productive citizens. 

One employee says, "I came to Lee State Prison looking for a job and found a career,” while another adds, "I love that there are so many opportunities available for growth and promotion."

If you are interested in a job at Lee State Prison, click here.