Additional Information

augusta med center
  • CAPACITY:1326 
  • OPENED:1983


General Population:

  • Days: Saturday and Sunday
  • Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Inmates in Protective Custody/Segregation:

  • Days: Tuesday and Wednesday (Visitors only allowed one visit per week)
  • Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Provide centralized acute, specialized medical and Level IV Mental Health services for male and female offenders primarily as transient. House severe medical cases. Sex Offender release site and host facility for the Augusta Transitional Center.


Four living units are divided into two separate units. Each has a support building that contains a multi-purpose room and a counseling office. One open dorm consisting of 519 beds with 192 beds designated for assisted living. Seven nursing units have a security control room, single patient rooms, seven bed Crisis Stabilization Unit and central dining hall along with an Acute Care Unit. Mental Health Support building utilizes dining area. Fast Track building is a 256 bed unit (double bunk). This facility also houses a Special Management Unit, Diagnostic Unit, C.E.R.T. team and a Tactical Squad.



Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh Station, In-house Maintenance & Custodial Details, Outside Warehouse, Outside Maintenance


  • Academic: GED, ABE, and Literacy/Remedial
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix Early Recovery Skills & Relapse Prevention, Activity Therapy, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Re-Entry Skill Building, TOPSTEPP, Specialized Groups for Mental Health
  • In-Reach
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Prayer Group
  • Mental Health
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Preparation, Barbering, Laundry Services, Custodial Maintenance

Scope of Service

500 Augusta University employees, faculty and staff, and contractors provide care to offenders from throughout the state of Georgia. ASMP is a 95-bed acute care hospital that provides the following services:

  • Hospital
  • Surgery Center
  • Multi-specialty Clinic
  • Special Mental Health Treatment Units

-Dementia and Traumatic Brain injury

-SMI with Severe Personality Disorder

-Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI)

  • Mental Health
  • Dialysis
  • Dental
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Hospice
  • Inpatient Care
  • Pre/Post op
  • Sleep Studies
  • TB
  • 95 Beds

-Acute Care Infirmaries (2X20 Beds)

-Long Term Care Infirmary (20 Beds)

-Pre and Post-OP Infirmary (15 Beds)

-Accommodative Living Unit (20 Beds)

Mental Health Care

  • Mental Health Population – approximately 602 offenders
  • Supportive Living Units: Levels 3 & 4
  • CSU Beds – 35 Total
  • 1 X 20 beds
  • 1 X 15 beds
  • MH Outpatient Services
  • Dementia Unit

Primary Care and Chronic Care Services:

  • Augusta University Medical Center Satellite Clinics (340B)
  • Palliative Care
  • Large Chronic Care Clinic
  • Statewide Center for Dialysis (Males)
  • Statewide Rule-Out TB (28 Negative Pressure Rooms)
  • Regional Pharmacy
  • Telemedicine Hub
  • Multiple Preventive & Primary Care Clinics
  • Oral Surgery and General Dentistry
  • Clinical Dietician Services
  • Population Medication
  • Telepsychiatry

Surgical Services

Non-Emergent Same Day Surgery

  • Orthopedics
  • Maxi facial
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology


Take I-20 East to Exit 190, approximately 138 miles. Turn right onto Horizon South Pkwy. Travel about two miles. You will pass Serta Mattress and John Deere Tractor plant. The next intersection is Wrightsboro Road. Continue through this intersection and onto Katherine Street. Follow this road and it will end at Robinson Avenue. Turn left onto Robinson Avenue and at the next red light turn right onto Gordon Hwy. Travel .8 miles to the prison entrance and turn right before the railroad trestle.