Hays State Prison
Administrator: Clay Tatum
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates incarcerated in Georgia are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos). Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope. When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well. Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way. No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence. Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned. Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from Amazon.com (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).
Family and friends of an inmate may send funds several ways. The first way to send funds is by United States Postal Money order. You must include this money order voucher which must be printed out. The voucher and money order needs to be mailed to the following address:
For Parolee/Probationer Restitution/Fines/Fees:
GA Dept. of Corrections
P.O. Box 405701
Atlanta, GA 30384-5701
For Offender Funds:
GA Dept. of Corrections
P.O. Box 405699
Atlanta, GA 30384-5699
Family and friends of an inmate can also send money online using a bank account through Western Union Quick Collect.
When sending money to inmates in person at a Western Union location, you will need to use the Quick Collect method.
Payable to the Georgia Dept Corrections
Code City = GADOC
Code State = GA
Inmate account number = The account number is the GDC ID Number and Last Name no spaces with a limit of 15 characters, for example 12244Smith.
For more information on sending money to an offender in Georgia visit the departments website here.
The Georgia department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who serve as good roles models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are some things you should know, and important forms you will need to fill out if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in a Georgia penitentiary.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.
For a visiting application click here. The application starts on page 19 so you will have to scroll down to view it.
Get the answers to frequently asked Georgia visitation questions here.
Visiting Hours are as follows:
For visiting hours read this schedule released by the department of corrections.
You can read the Georgia Inmate Handbook here.
Need to find information about a prisoner in Georgia? Search the Georgia inmate database here.