Jail and Inmate Search in Georgia

The state of GA has 183 jails over 159 counties, and within them, they house 41,750 inmates. The state also has 53,627 inmates detained in 56 prisons. Roughly 26,000 inmates imprisoned in GA are there for a violent offense with another 8,300 for a sex crime and 10,218 guilties of property crime. Everyone else is there because of drug or other violations. The majority of offenders, more than 40,000 are male, the rest female. The largest age group incarcerated in GA is 20-29 years old. Almost 33,000 are African American, 18,165 are white and the rest Asian, Hispanic and Native American.

What are Jail Records?

The state keeps jail records of every inmate incarcerated in the state. It begins when the person is arrested and continues throughout their prison experience. Everything that happens to them while in the system is recorded into the file. Things like court dates, rulings, sentencing, move to a new facility, checkups, visitors, additional charges while incarcerated, violations, medical issues and anything else that affects them on a day-to-day basis. Jail records are stored online and shared between all types of law enforcement agencies. Georgia jail inmate search records are frequently updated, some daily.

How to Perform Georgia Inmate Lookup

The state’s Department of Corrections website has a “find an offender” feature where you can search for someone in the GA prisons system with just a last name. The query will result in a list of possible inmates. You can click on each one to see the details. In Georgia prison inmate search records you will see mug shots, name, their prison ID, physical description, age, details of all their offenses, incarcerations, aliases, cases they were involved in and their current status and possible release date. You can also use a Georgia inmate search online to find someone and see his or her entire criminal history along with other information.

Creating Public Jail Records

From the time someone is arrested in Georgia, law enforcement creates a jail record for them. Each prisoner’s jail record follows him or her throughout their entire stay. The Georgia inmate search records are kept online and shared among law enforcement agencies and updated frequently. Each time someone is moved to a new facility or shows up for a court hearing, the details are inserted into the record. The file is inclusive of everything that happens while they are in the penal system and even after when they are released on parole.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Georgia Imprisonment Rate
Georgia Imprisonment Rate: 517
Prison Population
Prison Population: 53,064
Probation Population
Probation Population: 410,964
Parole Population
Parole Population: 24,413
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 3.2 : 1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 10.7 : 1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 111
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 248,751 (3.23%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 144,546 (6.28%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 1,662

Georgia Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Georgia prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 53,627, that saw a 2.7% increase compared to the previous year. Females made up 7.1% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 49,839 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Georgia

State Number of Female prisoners

3 States with More Male Prisoners than Georgia

State Number of Male prisoners

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Georgia is 53,627 inmates, that is 1.2% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Georgia was in 2009, when the number of prisoners was 55,516 inmates.

Georgia Parole Population

Georgia parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 24,413 people, 285 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 2 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -8.3%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Georgia

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 9,434
Reinstatement: 0
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Georgia Prisons

The state has a lot of jails and prisons. With an extensive combined inmate population of 95,377, it is no wonder they need 183 jails and another 56 prisons to house everyone. Operating on an annual budget of $602 million with a staff of 9,767, the state’s community corrections system also oversees another 22,386 currently on parole. Based on one hundred thousand residents, GA’s incarceration rate is 512, their violent crime rate 398 and the property crime rate is 3,005. The cost to care for one inmate per year is $21,039. The stte’s Department of Corrections is highly committed to protecting the public and reducing recidivism with healthcare options and education.

Prison Name Prison Type
Albany Transitional CenterTransitional Center
Appling Integrated Treatment FacilityState Prison
Arrendale State PrisonState Prison
Arrendale Transitional CenterTransitional Center
Atlanta Transitional CenterTransitional Center
Augusta State Medical PrisonState Prison
AugustaTransitional CenterTransitional Center
Autry State PrisonState Prison
Bainbridge Sub Abuse CenterState Prison
Baldwin State PrisonState Prison
Calhoun State PrisonState Prison
Central State PrisonState Prison
Charles D. Hudson Transitional CenterTransitional Center
Clayton Transitional CenterTransitional Center
Coastal Transitional CenterTransitional Center

Federal Prisons located in Georgia

Prison Name Prison Type
Atlanta RRM Federal Prison
Atlanta USP Federal Prison
Jesup FCI Federal Prison
Southeast RO Federal Prison

Georgia Inmate Records by Counties