Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison

Opened in 1969[2], Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison (GDCP) is a Georgia Department of Corrections prison for men in unincorporated Butts County, Georgia, near Jackson.[3] The prison holds the state execution chamber. The execution equipment was moved to the prison in June 1980, with the first execution in the facility occurring on December 15, 1983.[4] The prison houses the male death row (UDs, "under death sentence"),[5] while female death row inmates reside in Arrendale State Prison.[6] The prison, the largest in the state, consists of eight cellblocks containing both double-bunked and single-bunked cells. There are also eight dormitories and a medical unit. The prison conducts diagnostic processing for the state correctional system, houses male offenders under death sentence (UDS), and carries out state ordered executions by lethal injection. The prison complex also contains a special management unit that houses some of the most aggressive and dangerous prisoners in the correctional system.

Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison Contact Details

Address: 2978 HWY 36 WEST PRISON BLVD, Butts, GA
City: JACKSON
Zip: 30233
Phone 1: 770-504-2000
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Diagnostic Inmates)
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Diagnostic Inmates)
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Diagnostic Inmates)
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Diagnostic Inmates)
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM