Hays State Prison


Located in Chattooga County, Georgia, Hays State Prison is a significant institution within the state’s correctional system. As a close security facility operated by the Georgia Department of Corrections, its primary mission is to house and manage some of the state’s most challenging offenders.

With a capacity to accommodate up to 1,508 inmates, Hays State Prison plays a crucial role in the incarceration and rehabilitation of adult males convicted of felonies. The facility encompasses a 53-bed vocational training center that provides professional, medical, and counseling services to the inmate population.

Steeped in history, Hays State Prison has served as a critical component of Georgia’s corrections infrastructure, contributing to public safety and the administration of justice within the state. Over the years, it has been home to a diverse population of inmates, each with their own stories and circumstances. 

Beyond its operational functions, Hays State Prison has been the focus of various news stories and developments, shedding light on the challenges and successes within the correctional system. From issues of security and discipline to initiatives aimed at inmate education and rehabilitation, the facility remains an integral part of Georgia’s efforts to maintain public safety while striving for offender reintegration and societal harmony.

The visitation schedule of Hays State Prison is subject to specific guidelines and modifications. Typically, visitation occurs on:

  • Saturdays, Sundays, and state-recognized holidays: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • The cut-off time to request visitation for the week is Wednesday at 5:00 PM.

Due to recent changes, the Georgia Department of Corrections has implemented a modified visitation schedule, which requires visits to be made by appointment only, as tentatively announced on January 8th, 2021.

For further information about the Hays State Prison, including inmate records search and visitation details, individuals can refer to the official website of the Georgia Department of Corrections or utilize online inmate search platforms specific to the state of Georgia.



777 Underwood Drive

Trion, GA 30753


(706) 857-0400


(706) 857-0624





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