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Updated on: February 10, 2021

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Screven County Prison is a facility that is operated by the Georgia State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. It is a maximum security prison for men and houses over 148 inmates. The facility is located in Sylvania, Georgia, and the prison can get extremely cold, leading to the facility earning the nickname “Georgia’s Little Siberia” due to the isolation of Sylvania and the climate. It is the third oldest prison in Georgia, and there are somewhere around 1000 guards at the facility. It is also the largest maximum security prison in the state.

The facility also housed the Georgia state death row male inmates up until 2008, as well. The prison was actually built in 1844, and was created so that prisoners can supply labor to local mines. In 1899, a mental health hospital was built on the premises as well, called the Sylvania State Hospital. The hospital was meant to serve those who were going insane during their sentences.

There are many various well-known individuals that have served time at Screven County Prison. There is also a garment shop at the facility, as well.

In addition, two individuals escaped from Screven County Prison in 2015. This became the subject of a show, “Escape from Sylvania”. The seven-episode series premiered in 2018, and has won various awards.

Screven County Prison
Facility Name
Screven County Prison
Facility Type
State Prison
Address
859 Rockyford Road PO Box 377, Sylvania, GA, 30467
Phone
912-863-4555
Capacity
148
City
Sylvania
Postal Code
30467
State
Georgia
Country
Screven County
Official Website
Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Inmate Search

If you want to search for an inmate at Screven County Prison, you can use this inmate locator here: http://www.screvensheriff.com/Pages/jail.aspx. Youthful offenders are not included in the search. You can search by name, and can also include birth year to filter results. You can also utilize their ID to find inmates, as well.

Sending a Mail

All mail can be inspected and opened, except for legal mail. Correspondence between inmates and friends/family members is encouraged. In addition, offenders cannot contact those who have an order of protection against them. Inmates can receive two food packages per month.

Photos can be received, but they must be 4” x 6” and cannot contain nudity. Polaroids are not accepted because they pose a security risk. Inmates at Screven County Prison can also receive five pages of “photocopied or printed” material. A request can be made to make an exception for legal material, but must be made several months in advance.

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Inmate Name, ID Number

Screven County Prison

859 Rockyford Road
PO Box 377, Sylvania, GA, 30467

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Sending Money

Inmates at Screven County Prison can receive Postal Service Money Orders from friends and family. You can deposit up to $50 per day before a visiting session, as well. Inmates receive a printout of their monthly activity. The “balance” of an inmate cannot be disclosed to anyone other than the inmate.

If the source of the funds cannot be identified for whatever reason, it will be treated as contraband. There may be money deducted for an inmate’s fines or fees.

Phone Calls

Each inmate has an approved telephone list with up to 15 numbers. Only offenders/inmates can add or delete a phone number from their telephone list. Inmates can only make outgoing collect calls.

Calls at Screven County Prison are limited to thirty minutes, but the limit changes to ten minutes depending on inmate needs for the phones.

You can contact the facility in writing if an inmate is contacting you and the contact is unwanted.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Screven County Prison are limited to four visitors per visiting session, and visiting days are everyday. Visiting hours are from 8 30 AM to 3 PM.

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