Washington State Prison

Washington State Prison is a minimum and medium-security facility for adult male inmates. It is managed by the Georgia Department of Corrections and is located in Davisboro, Georgia. Washington State Prison opened in 1991, and the facility can house up to 1,548 inmates. 

Washington State Prison is not to be confused with the Washington State Penitentiary, which is located in Walla Walla, Washington.

Housing at Washington State Prison includes 11 general population dorms with two and three-man cells. There is one isolation/segregation dorm housing 92 inmates with one and two- man cells. 

There is also one 200-bed Annex with four, 50-bed, open bay dormitories. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Tactical Squad, and it has an in-house transitional program.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Washington State Prison visiting hours are on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and check-in begins at 8:30 AM.

Before you can visit an inmate at Washington 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

Washington State Prison does not allow visitors to bring in outside food and beverages into the visiting roomㄧother than bottled formula or store-bought products for babies. Phones or electronic devices of any kind are prohibited in the visiting area.

You will be searched by electronic surveillance instruments (metal detectors, etc.) when you arrive, and 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

Washington 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

Washington State Prison
13262 Highway 24 East
Davisboro, GA 31018

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5R2Wp5WWUC3nDR546

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Washington State Prison
P.O. Box 206
Davisboro, GA 31018

Inmate Name, ID Number
Washington State Prison Annex
P.O. Box 128
Davisboro, GA 31018

Prison staff monitors all incoming inmate mail. It’s best to 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.

With a JPay account, you can also send and receive videograms and emails, which cost between one and three stamps each.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Washington 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

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Washington 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 instead of a debit or credit card, visit a MoneyGram location in person and use receive code 6857. MoneyGram locations include all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies. 

Programs For Inmates

  • Academic: Literacy Remedial, Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Family Violence, Pre-Release Program, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Matrix Early Recovery, Re-Entry, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP)
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
  • Religious Activities: Bible Study, Various Worship Services to include Jehovah Witness, KAIROS, Catholic Mass, Jumah, Taleem, Bible Study, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Vocational/OJT: Computer Technology/Customer Service, Custodial Maintenance, Food Service Washingtonhouse, Library Clerk, Grounds Maintenance, Barbering, General Office Clerk, Industry GCI, Sanitation Services


Correctional Industries, Kitchen, Farm, Maintenance, Laundry and various orderly details. The Annex provides: Department of Transportation Detail, Central State Hospital, Outside Grounds Detail, Vehicle and General Maintenance, Composting, Trash Detail, and Annex Rear Gate.

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Careers at Washington State Prison

Washington State Prison is located in Davisboro, in central Georgia. The facility missions are the housing and programming of approximately 1,200 minimum and medium-security male inmates; as well as assisting approximately 180 parolees in the Washington Parole Center make the transition back into their communities as productive citizens. 

This facility has a fully-functional Georgia Correctional Industrial plant that makes both male and female offender uniforms, as well as laundry bags, towels, pillowcases, and sheets used by all inmates in the state. Washington also has a farm that breeds and raises cattle to sell, and they also grow hay and feed crops for the maintenance of the cattle.

"Washington State Prison creates a work environment where each employee feels valued and appreciated, which in return provides the staff member with empowerment to strive for goals that some may feel are unattainable in their careers." - Lieutenant S. Davis, 15-year veteran of the Washington State Prison team.

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