Map of prisons in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) does not provide a map of prisons in Georgia; at least not that I’ve been able to find. CCA does not provide a map of its private prisons, either. This omission seems odd for an industry that brags about how good it is economically.

But someone has composed this google map that gives the big picture. I don’t know if this map is current or accurate, but the spot checks I’ve made show markers for real prisons. Did you know there were so many?


  • the reddish circles are county prisons;
  • the red arrows are state prisons for men like Valdosta State Prison;
  • the yellow arrows are state prisons for women (Pulaski) or juveniles (Arrendale), except Washington State Prison appears to be back to housing men;
  • the blue arrows are Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDC);
  • and the green arrows are at least some of CCA’s private prisons,

Prisons are bad economics, producing no longterm improvement in employment, and risking closure, leaving communities with expensive white elephants. We don’t need a private prison in Lowndes County, Georgia. Spend those tax dollars on rehabilitation and education instead. Follow this link to petition the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority.


1 thought on “Map of prisons in Georgia

  1. Barbara Stratton

    I worked for CCA when they had the mental health at Valdosta Correctional Institute before Gold’s Gym lured me away with promises of part ownership, etc. It was my all time favorite job. When you are burried inside a prison you have to have great teamwork with fellow employees, it’s never boring, & I love to see bad men in shakles, which is how they transfer in & out. CCA paid better than the state, but not as good as Golds. You know this is one of the areas we don’t agree on for partisan & other reasons. However, I do concur with you that CCA does not publish any positive info to back up their claims of being an economic plus. I emailed them direct to point out I could find no documented positives for my research & received no response. It’s hard to defend when companies don’t help themselves.

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