Rogers State Prison

Rogers State Prison is a medium-security facility for adult male inmates run by the Georgia Department of Corrections located in Reidsville, Georgia. It can house up to 1,391 inmates.

The mission of Rogers State Prison is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. It houses medium security, general population offenders and supports an extensive farming operation which provides vegetables, meats and milk for the Georgia correctional facilities. 

Rogers supports nearby Georgia State Prison by providing meals for their prison population. And, it provides counseling programs and educational opportunities to offenders. Rogers State Prison is also Sex-Offender release site.

The housing consists of six buildings, each containing four dormitories: 23 double occupancy cells are used for administrative segregation and 24 cells are used for disciplinary isolation. In addition, a cell is used for mental health observation. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team.

In May 2005, three correctional officers were suspended because of allegations made by a former guard and whistleblower named Tommy Cardell, who went to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation claiming that he had seen multiple instances of prisoners being beaten while handcuffed, and other systematic cruel treatment.

Rogers State Prison was the location of the alleged mistreatment of a transgender female inmate named Zahara Green in July 2012. Green filed suit against the Georgia state corrections department.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Protective Custody Visitation Hours are on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Before you can visit an inmate at Rogers State Prison, 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 and beverages from the outside aren’t allowed in the visiting room at Rogers State Prisonㄧother than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting area. 

All visitors are searched by electronic surveillance instruments (metal detectors, etc.) when they arrive. Anything you bring into the facility will be searched by officers assigned to the visitation area.

Visitors must wear appropriate clothing, and shoes are required at all timesㄧincluding 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

Rogers 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

Rogers State Prison
1978 Georgia Highway 147
Reidsville, GA 30453

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General Phone Number

​(912) 557-7771

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Rogers State Prison
1978 Georgia Highway 147
Reidsville, GA 30453

Prison staff monitors all inmate mail, so keep things simple with regular paper, a regular envelope, and pics of family and friends. They won’t allow any mail with stickers or glitter, greeting cards with music, or inappropriate pics.

In addition to regular mail, you can send a package to an inmate through the Georgia Inmate Package Program. However, your own homemade packages are not allowed.

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 Rogers 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

To send money to an inmate at Rogers State Prison, 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

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling: Family Violence, Moral Reconation Therapy, Health Education, Motivation For Change, Confronting Self, Re-Entry, Matrix Early Prevention, Matrix Relapse, Mental Health/Mental Rehabilitation
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study and KAIROS
  • Vocational/OJT: Farm Operations, Barbering, Warehousing, Cannery, Dairy, Sanitation, Wastewater Treatment, Food Preparation, Clerical and Auto Repair


Canning Plant, Dairy, City of Lyons, Swine Unit, Beef Cattle Operation, General Farm Labor, Vehicle Maintenance, Department of Transportation, Georgia State Patrol, University of Georgia Testing Center, Grounds & Institutional Maintenance, Laundry, Warehouse, Recycling.

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Careers at Rogers State Prison

Rogers State Prison is a medium-security facility located in Reidsville, Georgia, that is responsible for providing support and labor for an extensive farming operation that includes a dairy, canning plant, and 10,000 acres of farmland. 

The staff’s mission is to ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. 

"The Georgia Department of Corrections is a great career opportunity. It’s a place where you can go to make a living and still have time for your family. The pay is competitive and the benefits are outstanding. What more could you ask for!" - Jacqueline Scott, Corrections Officer.

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