Wilcox State Prison – Georgia

Looking for someone locked up in Wilcox State Prison?  Wilcox State Prison is a state correctional institution in the Georgia Deparment of Corrections.  This guide will tell you about anything related to Wilcox State Prison such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number at Wilcox State Prison  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Wilcox State Prison
Year Opened: 1994
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Wilcox County
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections
Security Level: MEDIUM

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Wilcox State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Wilcox State Prison, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate so that you correctly address it, and use the right protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the letter or package might not get delivered.

Wilcox State Prison
470 South Broad Street 
Abbeville GA, 31001

Street Address / Prison Location


Wilcox State Prison

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (229) 467-3000
Fax: (229) 467-2380

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you go to visit an inmate.

Wilcox State Prison


Take I-75 south to Exit 101, Cordele/Abbeville/Hwy 280 and exit onto GA-280 east. Travel approximately 30 miles to Abbeville to the traffic light and turn right onto US-129. Travel approximately ˝ mile, go across the bridge and Wilcox State Prison is on the left.

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call the inmate, but, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to Wilcox State Prison.
(229) 467-3000

Inmates may be able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Wilcox State Prison prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to prisoners, but there are cases when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

(229) 467-2380

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Wilcox State Prison. You cannot contact prisoners using this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1700
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Wilcox State Prison you must follow an specific process to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you have to address a letter to a state prisoner at Wilcox State Prison:

Wilcox State Prison
470 South Broad Street 
Abbeville GA, 31001

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of the postal service and have to send money to this address and do so in accordance with the policies listed below:

The deposit has to 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. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have correct prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time changed to different prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Wilcox State Prison, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

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

Wilcox State Prison Inmate Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Georgia state prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these policies change frequently. The rules listed here might be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also read Wilcox State Prison’s site to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the prison and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check out the actual Wilcox State Prison site because this info is updated 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 Wilcox State 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

Details about Wilcox State Prison death row to be added later.

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


More information about Georgia parole procedures 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

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Prison Life

Info about what life is like at Wilcox 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.


Wilcox State Prison news to be added later.


A Wilcox State Prison photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Wilcox 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 job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Wilcox State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Wilcox 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.

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Family Resources

Section about family resources available at Wilcox State Prison coming soon.


A Wilcox State Prison history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Wilcox 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

Wilcox State Prison Links

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

Prison Visitation Guide

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 Wilcox State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate in Wilcox State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Wilcox State Prison?

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

What to put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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