Dodge State Prison – Georgia

Looking for someone incarcerated at Dodge State Prison?  Dodge State Prison is a state prison in the Georgia state prison system, which is part of the Georgia Deparment of Corrections.  This guide will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Dodge State Prison such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Dodge State Prison.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Dodge State Prison
Year Opened: 1983
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Dodge County,
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: MEDIUM

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Dodge State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone there, and use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of Dodge State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to properly address it, and do the appropriate procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct directions, the package or letter might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Dodge State Prison
2971 Old Bethel Road 
Chester GA, 31012

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Dodge State Prison
2971 OLD BETHEL ROAD POST OFFICE BOX 276
CHESTER GA, 31012

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (478) 358-7200
Fax: (478) 358-7303

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below before you visit an inmate at Dodge State Prison.

Dodge State Prison
2971 OLD BETHEL ROAD POST OFFICE BOX 276
CHESTER GA, 31012

Directions

Take I-75 south to I-16 in Macon. Continue East toward Savannah to Exit 49 (Hwy 257 South) toward Dexter. Continue about seven miles to Dexter and another seven miles to Chester. When entering Chester, go straight at the stop sign on Caroline Avenue. Dodge State Prison is about Ľ mile on the right.

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are some times when it is useful to know the telephone number to Dodge State Prison.
(478) 358-7200

Inmates may be able to call out using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are some times when it is necessary to have the fax machine number to Dodge State Prison.

(478) 358-7303

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You cannot contact inmates at this email address. If you need to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1238
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might not be received.

Before you proceed, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a problem confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you should address a letter to a state prison inmate at Dodge State Prison:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Dodge State Prison
2971 Old Bethel Road 
Chester GA, 31012

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners a bank account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add funds to these Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money by way of postal mail and have to send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time moved to different prison facilities in the state, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to look up an Dodge State Prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Dodge State Prison, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in Georgia has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies change often. The information below might be different since this was written, so you should also read Dodge State Prison’s site to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture ID of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.

For everything listed below, go to the main prison facility site because this info is changed often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Dodge State Prison records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Dodge State Prison death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Georgia parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Academic: GED, ABE, LRR
Counseling: M4C, MRT, Re-Entry, Family Violence, P4L
Recreation: General Recreation
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
Vocational/OJT:Food Preparation, Clerical, Teacher Aide, Correctional Industries Wood Products Manufacturing, Barbering, and Laundry Duties

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Prison Life

More information about life at Dodge State Prison to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Dodge State Prison news section to be added later.

Photos

A Dodge State Prison photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Dodge State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Dodge State Prison.

If you have any photos of Dodge State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, go to: Dodge State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Dodge State Prison Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Section about Dodge State Prison inmate family resources coming.

History

A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Dodge State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Georgia State Prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Dodge State Prison Links

The official website: Dodge State Prison Website
Dodge State Prison Jobs

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Links

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Main Website
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Directory
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Map
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Jobs
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Most Wanted

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Victim Services
Georgia Deparment of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Georgia State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Georgia State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Georgia State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Georgia State Prison Inmates
Georgia State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Dodge State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate at Dodge State Prison? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

Things you could put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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