Additional Information

Exterior of Rutledge State Prison
  • CAPACITY: 640
  • OPENED: 1976


  • HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
  • DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays


Rutledge State Prison along with the Department of Corrections creates a safer Georgia by effectively managing offenders and providing opportunities for positive change. Host facility for Columbus & Charles D. Hudson Transitional Centers.


There are six living units, each containing four pods and each pod contains 12 two-man cells. There are also 30 beds in the dayrooms, 32 isolation/segregation beds, and two beds in the medical section for Mental Health Observation. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team and a Tactical Squad.


Work details include outside grounds & maintenance, food service & orderly jobs at the Columbus Transitional Center and several in-house support details.


  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Remedial Reading
  • Counseling: Anger Management, Stop The Sadness, Schizophrenia Education, Parenting, Current Events, Advanced Mood Disorder, Motivation for Change, Reach One/Teach One, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Problem Solving, Family Violence, Cognitive Behavior, Re-Entry, Thinking for a Change, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Reasoning & Rehabilitation, Horticulture, Lifers Group, Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Wellness Walk
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Pastoral Counseling
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Preparation, Laundry Operations, Barbershop, Warehouse, General Office Clerk, and Custodial Maintenance


Take I-85S to I-185 to Columbus. From I-185 take Exit 10, SR-22/US-80 East/J.R. Allen Pkwy, North Columbus Bypass. From US-80 East/J.R. Allen Pkwy travel approximately 6.8 miles. At the 4th traffic light turn right onto Flat Rock Road. Flat Rock Road crosses Macon Road and becomes Schatulga Road. Travel approximately two miles and turn left onto Manor Road. Rutledge State Prison is on the left.