Telfair State Prison


Telfair State Prison, located at 210 Long Bridge Road in Helena, Telfair County, Georgia, is a men’s state prison under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Corrections. Constructed in 1991 and opened in 1992, it operates as a close security level facility with a capacity to house up to 1400 adult male felons. The institution also features a 55-bed vocational training center that provides inmates with occupational, medical assistance, and counseling services.

In recent news, the prison has seen changes in its leadership, with the appointment of Andrew McFarlane as the new warden, as announced by Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. The prison has also sadly been the site of violent incidents, with reports of inmate deaths under investigation, highlighting the challenging environment within correctional facilities.

Visitation at Telfair State Prison occurs from:

  • Saturdays, Sundays, and state-recognized holidays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • It’s important to note that Wednesday at 5:00 PM is the cutoff time to request weekly visitation.
  • Inmates are allowed four hours of visitation per month, and visitors must schedule their visits one day in advance. 

For further information about the Telfair 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.



170 Longbridge Road

Helena, GA 31037


(229) 868-7721


(229) 868-6509



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