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Georgia Federal Facilities

The state of Georgia has a few different types of federal prison facilities in the state. First, they have four federal prisons in Georgia. They also have one residential reentry management field office, one regional office, and one training academy.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the agency in charge of all federal prison facilities and all Georgia federal prison inmate records. If the general public needs to perform a Georgia federal prison inmate search, all they need to do is check out the FOB website and use the inmate locator or call the facility directly.

Administrative Offices

Georgia has one residential reentry management field office which acts as a liaison between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and other law enforcement agencies to support the administration and the inmate population. Georgia also has the Southeast Regional Office, which is: “an administrative office providing oversight & support to facilities located in the Southeast Region (SER).”

Federal Prisons

There are four federal prisons in Georgia. Each has a different demographic and custody level. Each one is described in more detail below:

  • Atlanta USP - A medium-security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and a detention center holding 2,054 male offenders.
  • D. Ray James CI - A contracted correctional institution, operated by a private corporation holding 1,793 federal inmates.
  • Jesup FCI - A medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent low-security satellite prison and a minimum-security satellite camp holding 1,659 male inmates.
  • McRae CI - A contracted correctional institution, operated by a private corporation holding 1,548 federal offenders.

Training Academy

The FOB says this about its Glynco training academy: “The Staff Training Academy (STA) is located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), in Glynco, GA. The Bureau of Prisons is one of more than 75 Federal law enforcement agencies currently offering training at FLETC. The STA offers a three-week in-residence course of instruction called “Introduction to Correctional Techniques” (ICT).”

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Georgia

  • Whitey Bulger - infamous crime boss of the Winter Hill Gang, from Boston, was incarcerated in Georgia in 1956, later moved to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in 1959.
  • Meyer Harris Cohen - a member of the Cohen crime family in Los Angeles was in Atlanta federal prison in 1963 but was released in 1972.
  • Frank Abagnale - escaped from USP Atlanta in 1971. The movie “Catch Me if You Can” was made about his story.
  • Carlo Ponzi - the inventor of the Ponzi scheme. He was convicted of fraud in 1920 and released in 1924 after serving three years.
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