Ware State Prison – Georgia

Know somebody in Ware State Prison?  Ware State Prison is a prison in the state prison system in Georgia.  This site will tell you all about everything related to Ware State Prison such as the following:  How to locate an inmate here.  How to visit Ware State Prison inmates.  The address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ware State Prison
Year Opened: 1990
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Ware County
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Ware State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner at Ware State Prison, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Ware State Prison.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and do the right steps for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct protocol, it might get sent back.

Ware State Prison
3620 North Harris Road 
Waycross GA, 31503

Street Address / Prison Location


Ware State Prison

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (912) 285-6400
Fax: (912) 287-6520

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Ware State Prison.

Ware State Prison


Take I-75 south to Tifton. Exit at US-82 and turn left. Follow US-82 to Ware County, approximately 65 miles to Ware County Airport Exit. Turn left onto Fulford Road. At end of Fulford Road, turn left onto Harris Road and follow the signs to Ware State Prison.

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Phone Number

Ware State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.
(912) 285-6400

Inmates may be able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax inmates, but there are cases when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to Ware State Prison.

(912) 287-6520

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email for Ware State Prison. You cannot contact individuals using this email. If you want to find out how to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1350
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Ware State Prison staff open and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general correspondence may be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or monitor a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address mail to a state prisoner at Ware State Prison:

Ware State Prison
3620 North Harris Road 
Waycross GA, 31503

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide an account for prisoner funds and for buying items not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add money into these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money by way of the postal service and will have to send funds to this address and follow the policies shows below:

The funds must be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’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 processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not have access to the money. 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 cannot be deposited so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to various correctional facilities around the state, so you might need to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an Georgia prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Ware State Prison, be sure that 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 state prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The procedures listed here may be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also read Ware State Prison’s website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, read the official prison facility site as this information is updated often:

  • 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

Section about Ware State Prison 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

Info about Ware 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.


Information 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.


Information about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Academic: Special Education, Literacy Remedial, ABE, GED, Independent Study
Counseling: Family Violence, Victim Impact, TOPPSTEPP, Re-Entry, P4L, MRT, M4C
Recreation: General Recreation
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study
Vocational/OJT: Upholstery, Carpentry, Commercial Painting, Food Service, Electronics, Buffer Repair, CADD, Building Maintenance, Welding, Culinary Arts, Barbershop, Horticulture, and Boot Repair

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Prison Life

Info about prison life 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 news section coming soon.


A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Ware 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? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, check out: Ware State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Ware 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.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources coming soon.


A section with the history of Ware State Prison to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Ware 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

Ware State Prison Links

The official website: Ware State Prison Website
Ware 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 Ware State Prison

Have you ever been incarcerated at Ware State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

What to put in what you write:

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

If you are a prisoner here, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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