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How Are Inmate Records in Georgia Created and Stored?

Georgia inmate records are created when someone is arrested by local law enforcement. The initial paperwork is commonly referred to as a RAP sheet, where the person’s name, address, physical description and criminal activity is recorded. These records are kept in an online database so that later other members of law enforcement, corrections authorities and the general public can perform an inmate search. These records change with each event that takes place in the inmate’s life and they are updated frequently, usually daily.

Searching for Georgia Offender Information Online

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is the agency in charge of inmate records for the state. Their central repository makes it easy to perform a Georgia inmate search. As with many corrections websites, the state has a Georgia inmate locator feature on its website called “Find an Offender.” The process for performing a Georgia prison inmate search for offenders located in jail, federal prison or other facilities may be different. When performing an official Georgia inmate search, always contact the state DOC to find an inmate. If someone is interested in finding Georgia inmate records, the Infotracer search tool is a great place to start. It will provide arrests, incarcerations, convictions, court records and more. 

What Does Georgia’s Prison System Look Like?

Georgia’s prison system is elaborate with many different types of facilities. The Georgia Department of Corrections’ focus is on education and rehabilitation rather than just punishment. Their prison system consists of:

  • 34 State Adult Prisons
  • 4 private prisons
  • 21 county prisons/jails
  • 2 federal prisons along with other federal facilities
  • 26 juvenile detention centers
  • 12 residential substance abuse treatment facilities
  • 2 integrated treatment facilities
  • 15 transitional centers
  • 7 probation detention centers

Administrative offices are split among three different regions to oversee and manage all the pieces of the system. Georgia houses more than 52,000 prisoners.

Did you Know?

  • 0.51% of people in Georgia are under correctional control, from which 0 are on probation, and 22,386 are on parole.
  • Every year, about 14,017 people walk out of prison gates in Georgia, but people go to jail 1.1 times more each year
  • 93% of prison inmates in Georgia are male, 7% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Georgia increased by 468 percent (from $371,628,932 to $2,109,958,000).
  • Georgia has 87 facilities under state or federal authority that provided educational programs to inmates, from which only 5 provided College courses.

Types of Jails and Prisons in Georgia

The state of Georgia has the traditional state prisons which house the majority of inmates. They also have specialized treatment programs for inmates suffering with addictions and substance abuse issues. Additionally, they also have reentry programs called “Transitional Centers” to help inmates readjust to society before being released. They have seven probation detention centers for offenders who were sentenced to probation but violated the terms or were sent to probation before being released under supervision. Georgia also has juvenile detention centers for underage offenders and federal prisons for federal inmates.

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