Hancock State Prison – Georgia

Do you know someone at Hancock State Prison?  Hancock State Prison is a state prison in the state prison system in Georgia.  This site tells you about everything a person needs to know about Hancock State Prison:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Hancock State Prison inmates.  The address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Hancock State Prison.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hancock State Prison
Year Opened: 1991
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Hancock_County
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Hancock State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page before you send something to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and use the appropriate procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the letter or package could get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Hancock State Prison
701 Boulevard 
Sparta GA, 31087

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Hancock State Prison
701 PRISON BLVD POST OFFICE BOX 339
SPARTA GA, 31087

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (706) 444-1000
Fax: (706) 444-1137

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below before you try to visit an inmate.

Hancock State Prison
701 PRISON BLVD POST OFFICE BOX 339
SPARTA GA, 31087

Directions

Take I-20 east to Exit 138, Siloam and turn right. Travel to GA Route 15. Turn left onto Hwy 15 South to Sparta (25 miles). Turn left at courthouse and follow Hwy 15 through Sparta, bear right onto Hwy 15 towards Sandersville. Take a right at the BP station onto Cody Johnson Road. (There will be a small institution sign) Proceed about two miles and Hancock State Prison is on the right.

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Phone Number

State prison inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are cases when it might be useful to have the phone number to Hancock State Prison.
(706) 444-1000

Inmates are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Hancock State Prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax prisoners, but there are times when it may be useful to have the fax number to Hancock State Prison.

(706) 444-1137

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for the prison. You cannot email individuals using this email. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1418
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees will open and inspect all received general packages and mail. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you have to address mail to a state prisoner at Hancock State Prison:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Hancock State Prison
701 Boulevard 
Sparta GA, 31087

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to these Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates funds through the mail and must send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps written below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have appropriate inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to different prison facilities throughout the Georgia prison system, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an Hancock 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 Hancock State Prison, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
DAYS: Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); State Holidays

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own procedures for prison visitation and these policies change regularly. The policies discussed here could be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Hancock State Prison’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check out the actual prison website because this info is updated all the time:

  • 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

Info about Hancock State Prison prison records to be added later.

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

Info about Hancock State Prison death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Section about Georgia parole coming soon.

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

More information about release procedures for Hancock State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Academic: GED, ABE, Remedial and Literacy
Counseling: P4L, Parenting, T4C, Lifers, Family Violence, Life Mentors, Career Center, Speech craft, Pre-Release, M4C
Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
Vocational/OJT: Firefighting, Food Service, and Maintenance

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Prison Life

More information about life at Hancock State Prison coming soon.

  • 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 news section coming.

Photos

A Hancock State Prison photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to: Hancock State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Hancock 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at Hancock State Prison coming soon.

History

A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Hancock 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

Hancock State Prison Links

The official website: Hancock State Prison Website
Hancock 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 Hancock State Prison

Have you ever spent any time at Hancock State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your prison experience so that others can learn what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Hancock State Prison, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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