Arrendale State Prison – Georgia

Do you know someone in Arrendale State Prison?  Arrendale State Prison is a correctional facility in the state prison system in Georgia.  This page gives you about anything you might want to know about Arrendale State Prison:  Find an inmate at Arrendale State Prison.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Arrendale State Prison
Year Opened: 1951
State: Georgia
County: Banks and Habersham Counties
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: MEDIUM

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Arrendale State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the physical location of Arrendale State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send something to a prisoner to learn how to properly address it, and do the appropriate procedure for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, it could not get delivered.

Arrendale State Prison
2023 Gainesville Highway 
Alto GA, 30510

Street Address / Prison Location


Arrendale State Prison
ALTO GA, 30510

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (706) 776-4700
Fax Number: (706) 776-4710

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information further down on this page before you go to visit a prisoner.

Arrendale State Prison
ALTO GA, 30510


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Phone Number

Arrendale State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are cases when it may be necessary to know the phone number to the prison.
(706) 776-4700

Arrendale State Prison prisoners are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Arrendale State Prison prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to prisoners, but there might be times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to Arrendale State Prison.

(706) 776-4710

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the facility. You cannot reach prisoners using this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1630
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Arrendale State Prison you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when mailing a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Arrendale State Prison officials open and inspect and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a particular problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you must address mail to a state prison inmate at Arrendale State Prison:

Arrendale State Prison
2023 Gainesville Highway 
Alto GA, 30510

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Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send money into these Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money by way of the postal service and have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules listed 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, in which the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have correct inmate info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently changed to various correctional facilities throughout the Georgia prison system, so you may have to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate a state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Arrendale State Prison, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

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

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Georgia state prison has their own rules for prison visitation and these policies are changed often. The procedures listed below might be different since this was written, so be sure to also read Arrendale State Prison’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is OK.

For everything shown below, check the official prison facility website as this info is changed frequently:

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

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Prison Records

More information about Arrendale State Prison records coming.

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

Information about Arrendale State Prison death row coming.

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


Info about Georgia parole process 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.


Details about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Academic: General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Literacy, Special Education
Counseling: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Motivation for Change (M4C), Family Violence, Thinking for Change (T4C), Re-Entry Parenting, Prime for Life (P4L), Relapse Prevention, Behavior Stabilization, Career Center
Recreation: General Recreation
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, & Pastoral Counseling, Theological Studies Program
Vocational/OJT: Small Engine Repair, Auto Mechanics, Auto Paint, Woodworking, Cosmetology, Electrical Wiring, Warehousing, Welding (Metal Fabrication), Food Service, Fire Department, Educational & Library Aides, Office Technology, Automotive Maintenance/Detailing, Culinary Arts and Farm Worker

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Prison Life

Information about life at Arrendale 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.


A Arrendale State Prison news section coming soon.


Arrendale State Prison photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Arrendale 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 correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Arrendale State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Arrendale 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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 about all about it

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at Arrendale State Prison will be posted ASAP.


Arrendale State Prison history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Arrendale 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.


Information About Other Georgia State Prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Arrendale State Prison Links

The official website: Arrendale State Prison Website
Arrendale 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 Arrendale State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner at Arrendale State Prison? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

What to write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this prison, include your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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