Jimmy Autry State Prison


Jimmy Autry State Prison, located in Mitchell County near Pelham, Georgia, has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1992 and subsequent opening in 1993. This medium-security prison, operated by the Georgia Department of Corrections, has served as a correctional facility for adult male felons. Over the years, it has played a vital role in the state’s corrections system, housing approximately 1,700 inmates within its walls.

Recently, the prison has been in the spotlight due to plans for extensive renovations. The Georgia Department of Corrections announced the closure of Jimmy Autry State Prison for one year or more to carry out necessary repairs and upgrades. This move underscores the commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment while ensuring the facility meets the required standards for inmate welfare and staff working conditions.

In addition to its operational updates, the prison has seen changes in its leadership, including Jimmy Miles’s promotion to Deputy Warden of Security in 2021. Such appointments reflect the ongoing efforts to enhance the facility’s administration and management, contributing to its overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Visiting hours at the prison are:

  • Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays: 9 am to 3 pm.
  • Wednesday at 5:00 PM is the cutoff time to request visitation for the week.
  • Individuals must provide the Offender ID (GDC ID) when requesting visitation. 

For further information about the Jimmy Autry 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.



3178 Mount Zion Church Road

Pelham, GA 31779


(229) 294-2940


(229) 294-6559





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