Johnson State Prison – Georgia

Do you know somebody in prison at Johnson State Prison? Johnson State Prison is a state prison in the state prison system in Georgia. This guide tells you info about anything you might need to know about Johnson State Prison,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The address and phone number at Johnson State Prison Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Johnson State Prison. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Johnson State Prison
Year Opened: 1992
Type: MALE
State: Georgia
County: Johnson County
DOC: Georgia Deparment of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Johnson State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to a prisoner at Johnson State Prison, and use the street address if you want to know the physical location of Johnson State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send a letter or package to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address it, and do the correct protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

Johnson State Prison
Post Office Box 344
Wrightsville GA, 31096

Street Address / Prison location


Johnson State Prison

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page if you are going to go to visit a prisoner.

Johnson State Prison


Take I-20 east to Exit 138, Siloam and turn right. At Hwy 15, turn left toward Wrightsville. At the caution light, turn left on Trilby Street. At the end of Trilby Street, turn left onto Cross Cedar Road, go across the bridge and turn left on Donovan-Harrison road; Johnson State Prison is on the right.

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Phone Number

Johnson State Prison prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the phone number to the prison.

Johnson State Prison prisoners may be able to make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Johnson State Prison prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to your inmate, but there are cases when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the general email for Johnson State Prison. You cannot reach inmates using this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1660
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Johnson State Prison you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Johnson State Prison officials open and inspect and read all received general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor a problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

Johnson State Prison
Post Office Box 344
Wrightsville GA, 31096

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank account for inmate money and for buying items not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit funds to prisoner’s accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds in the mail and must send funds to the address below and follow the policies written below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and in this time the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have correct inmate info if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often changed to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Georgia state prisons: Georgia State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Johnson 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 Georgia state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they change frequently. The policies below might be different by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Johnson State Prison’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For everything shown below, check out the official 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

Section about Johnson State Prison 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

More information about Johnson State Prison death row coming.

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


Section about Georgia parole will be posted ASAP.

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.


Section about getting released from Johnson State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Academic: Literacy, GED, ABE
Counseling: Faith-Character Based Program, SOPP, Re-Entry, Behavior Stabilization, Family Violence, Cage Your Rage, Mental Health Awareness, T4C, Health Education, Preventing Relapse, Trauma Group, Coping Skills, Lighten Up, Garden Therapy, Health & Fitness, Understanding Mental Illness, Choosing to Live, Stress Management, and Healthy Living
Recreation: General Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Puzzles & Games
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services
Vocational/OJT: Customer Service, Barbering, Laundry, General Office Clerk, Food Service (Baker), Cook, Food Preparation and Groundskeeper

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Prison Life

Info about what life is like at Johnson State Prison coming.

  • 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 section on news at Johnson State Prison to be added later.


Johnson State Prison photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Johnson 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 looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here:

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The official 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

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Johnson State Prison coming.


Johnson State Prison history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Johnson 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

Johnson State Prison Links

The official website:

Georgia Deparment of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Johnson State Prison

Have you ever been a prisoner at Johnson State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this prison?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Johnson State Prison, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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