Whitworth Women's Facility

Whitworth Women's Facility is a medium-security facility for adult female inmates that is located in Hartwell, Georgia. It is managed by the Georgia Department of Corrections, and it can house up to 442 inmates. 

This facility opened in 2013, and the mission is to ensure public safety and effectively house female offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. In addition, Whitworth houses female offenders that are medium and minimum security; and it houses Level II outpatient Mental Health offenders.

The inmate housing at Whitworth Women’s facility is seven open dormitories with 436 beds, and six segregation/isolation cells.

Whitworth Women’s Facility has a strengthened perimeter fence and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, it offers a wide range of work and treatment programs. 

The medium classification means that the inmates are supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. Medium security prisons house more serious offenders, but inmates can also be sent to serve time in lower security facilities for things like good behavior at the end of a sentence.

Inmates are generally housed in locked cells during the night and are provided certain privileges such as the use of a recreation area, TV, phones, and in some cases may have a job within the prison. They may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Whitworth Women's Facility visiting hours are on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and there are alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L).

Before you can visit an inmate at Whitworth Women's Facility, 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

Whitworth Women's Facility 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

Whitworth Women's Facility 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

Whitworth Women's Facility
414 Valley Hart RD
Hartwell, GA 30643

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/pgGq8hRNdQcDm3ai7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Whitworth Women's Facility
P.O. Box 769
Hartwell, GA 30643

Prison staff monitors all incoming inmate mail. 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 Whitworth Women's Facility 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 Whitworth, 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 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: General Education Diploma, Literacy Remedial, Adult Basic Education
  • Counseling: Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix, Relapse Group, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Active Parenting, Family Violence
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
  • Vocational/OJT: Custodial Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Laundry, Building Maintenance Repair, Food Preparation, Baker, Cook Apprentice, and Kitchen Helper


Outside work details include assignments for Hart, Elbert, & Madison Counties; the Cities of Elberton, Lavonia, Royston, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources.

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Careers at Whitworth Women's Facility

Located in Hartwell, Georgia, this facility’s mission is to protect the public, staff, and inmates by housing minimum and medium-security offenders, providing mental health level II services, cognitive, and substance abuse programming, in addition to educational, religious, vocational, and contract details.

Current employees say that the facility offers great job opportunities, as well as opportunities for advancement and job security.

If you are interested in a job at Whitworth Women's Facility, click here.