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Old 05-01-2004, 06:53 PM
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JOHNSON STATE PRISON
JOHNSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

ADDRESS:
POST OFFICE BOX 344
WRIGHTSVILLE, GA 31096

TEL.: (478) 864-4100
FAX : (478) 864-4104

ADULT MALE FELONS
CAPACITY: 930
CONSTRUCTED: 1991
OPENED: 1992
SECURITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
RENOVATED:

MISSION:
To protect the public by providing a safe and secure facility through accountability, discipline and programs for inmates, thus offering each the opportunity to re-enter society with the tools needed to become a productive member of their community. To provide general labor to the City of Wrightsville/Johnson County, as well as surrounding cities/counties.

HOUSING:
Consists of one Supportive Living Unit (Mental Health) housing 92 inmates, eight buildings housing 96 double-bunked inmates, one Assisted Living Unit housing 70 geriatric inmates and one building housing isolation/segregation inmates.

WORK DETAILS:
City of Wrightsville, city of Sandersville, City of Swainsboro, Johnson County, Department of Transportation and general labor.


PROGRAMS: [

I]Academic:[/i] Literacy, GED, ABE, GSAMS

Substance Abuse: RSAT, PRI

Counseling: Corrective Thinking, Stress Management, Pre-Release, Mental Health Awareness, Victim Impact

Recreation: General Recreation

Religious Activities: Various Worship Services

Vocational/OJT: Building Maintenance, Horticulture, Laundry and Customer Service


DIRECTIONS:

From Atlanta: Take I-20 east to Highway 15 (Siloam Exit). Continue on Highway 15 to Wrightsville. At the caution light, turn left onto Trilby Street. At the end of Trilby Street, turn left, cross bridge and turn left onto Donovan Road. Johnson State Prison is approximately ½ mile on the right.
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Need to talk with someone about Johnson, My brother just arrived! please I have questions.. you can also email at *email address removed by moderator*
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Hi! I found your thread. My husband just arrived at Johnson, could you tell me how it is? Thanks
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Default JOhnson State Prison, Wrightsville, Ga

I need some information-please. My fiancee has just been transferred to Johnson State Prison and I know nothing about this facility--visitation, phones and anything anyone can tell me. I live about 4 hours from there. Can he call me--when can I visit? any information would be greatly appreciated

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Does anyone have any info on Johnson State? my son was just moved there last week.
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Default My brother Kelly

My brother is there and i would like to know how he is doing?
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Smile Johnson State Prison

My husband is also at Johnson.What is your brother's name and I'll ask him if he might have met him when I visit this Saturday.
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This is for anyone who has a loved one at Johnson State Prison. My fiancee is there and they have a severe sewage problem. The sewage backs up and they have human waste flooding all over the floor. This is in the H building. The inmates are told to clean this up using a mop and clorox. They ask for rubber gloves but was refused. This is inhuman treatment for anyone to live like that. There is all kinds of disease floating around. Even dogs don't live like that. They are trying to keep this so no one knows about it. It has been going on for years I am told.
Another thing-if anyone wants to find a wonderful site --type in Southern Center for Human Rights--Great information there
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Can anyone tell me anything about this prison my grandfather was just transfered there from Jackson? Any information would help at this point
Thanks alot
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Hi Jess29230,
I'm sorry to hear that your grandfather is incarcerated, but YOU can be a tremendous blessing to him. I have some answers for you about Johnson...hope they help.
Your grandfather will go through orientation within a few days of arriving at Johnson...they will tell him all he needs to know about life at Johnson.
If you were on his visitation list at Jackson, you will be carried over onto his list at Johnson. If you were not, write to your grandfather and tell him to get a move on it. He only has a very short period of time to get people on the approved list. You can write to him at the address listed at the top of this page, but also include your grandpa's name and GDC number.
Phone calls: Your grandfather may call you collect via MCI. After a few calls you will have to set up an account with MCI by calling 1-800-231-0193. You'll be asked to fax them a copy of your local phone bill. After that it's a few days before you can begin receiving calls. The calls are about $6.75 a piece. Once you've received $65 worth of calls, you'll receive a warning call. Once you've received $100 in calls, calls from your grandfather will be blocled until you pay the bill.
VISITATION: Visitation is from 9am to 3pm Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays. It takes FOREVER to get in so be prepared to be annoyed. :-) I usually get there around 8:30-8:45am and get in line. (If you get there past 10am, they'll probably tell you to come back after 12 as they won't let you in during count) You'll see everyone at the front of the prison lined up under an awning...there's only one way in - you can't miss it. Once the gate is opened, you'll stand in line again in front of a window. At this wondow you'll tell the guard who you're there to see and you'll give her your ID and your car keys. She'll give you back your ID and a token, which you will give back to her after your visit to get your keys. She'll buzz you through another gate. Once you go thru it you'll walk up a hill and veer to your left and go in the door there. STOP. Wait for the guard to tell you to go thru the metal detector. If you go thru without her permission she gets really pissy so just wait. Once you're through you go to the counter. The guard will ask who you're there to see and you'll hear her call on the phone or radio for him. You'll need to sign in on the clipboard and give the guard your ID. She'll stamp your left hand with invisible ink. Then you'll to the door behind her toward the right. It will be locked, but the guard on the other side will hear you yanking on it and buzz you thu. In front of you will be a black/purple light. Put your hand under it so the guard on the other side of the glass can see it. Once she does, she'll buzz you through the next door. Whew! Finally, you're in the visitation room. Sometimes a guard will tell you where to sit, sometimes not. If not, just find a table with only 2 chairs, unless you have someone else with you. Don't feel self-conscious when you walk in...trust me, no one is looking at you. They're just waiting for their loved one, or already visiting with them. :-) You'll want to take money with you. Inmates are only fed twice a day on weekends so your grandfather will probably be hungry. You can only take $20 and it MUST be coins...NO PAPER money, and no pennies. The money MUST be on a clear bag, such as a ziplock. I bought a cute little zip-up bag at WalMart, but whatever. When your grandfather comes in, you can hug him for a little bit before you sit down. You're not supposed to touch after that initial hug but you can usually get away with it, a little. At about 2:55pm , they'll yell that you have 5 minutes left for visitation. At 3 they tell you that visitors must leave and you'll go back out the way you came. You'll show your stamp again and wait to be buzzed thru. You'll get your ID back and sign the clipboard again after finding your name that you signed this morning. You go back down to the 1st guard shack and give the woman your token so you can have your keys. That's it! I haven't meant to treat you like an idiot, I just know I was scared and intimidated the first time I went to a prison. I didn't know what to expect.
A few other things...your id, coins in a see-through bacg, and your car keys are the ONLY things you can take in. No phones, sunglasses, hats...don't even try it. They'll make you take it back out to your car and you've wasted your time as well as those behind you in line. You can wear sandals, but make sure you have a pair of tennis shoes or the like in the car. I haven't had any problems, but I've heard it depends in the guard. If they don't want you to wear an open-toe shoe, it will do you no good to argue with them, just go change. You can't wear sleeveless tops and you can't wear shorts.
I think that's about it. If you have any other questions, let me know and I'll be glad to help. Best of luck to you. I hope you get to see your grandpa soon.
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LeeAnn that was excellent information. Except for the blue color and the razor wire, you covered everything. ~~~ My son is at Johnson. He's been out of Dorm H for a few weeks but he told me about the sewage backup. he said it's awful but I got the idea it's sporadic? He's not one to involve himself with anyone or anything so for him to even mention it was big.
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My husband doesn't complain about much either. I'll have to ask him if he's experienced any sewage problems in his dorm.

I hope you're having a GREAT day! :-) Keep your chin up.
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I got a letter from my son today and he told me it backs up about once a month in H building. I quote - "People have no choice but to walk through it - it is your assigned dorm and they aren't going to let you go home until it's fixed, are they? Living conditions are appaling. It's very unsanitary and staph bacteria runs rampant. Prisons still have TB outbreaks." He also said it's BS that there is horticulture available as vocational training. He started talking about the way things are and you could feel anger.
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My son mentioned there is a way to set up a phone account so he can cal home. Do any of you know how this is done or what company provides the service? He sent me an 800 number but it doesn't ring to anything so I can't figure out how to use it. He called it Global Communications... It doesn't seem to Google right. I sure would appreciate the help if anyone knows about this. Thanks.
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welcome to Pto here is the info on GTL site...If you do not have an GTL direct billed account, our customer service representatives are available to help our customers Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until midnight Eastern Time at 1-800-231-0193. Answers to many common questions are available through our automated customer service system. By simply entering your 10-digit telephone number, you will hear information relevant to your issue, and will be directed to the party best able to help you
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What have you all heard about frequency of meals at Johnson? I've heard they are cutting M-Th down to 2 meals a day and F-Sun are 1 meal a day? Does anyone know if this is true?
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I wanted to call and see if visitation could be a go for Friday - but the phone number listed for Johnson doesn't work. Anyone have an alternative one? Thanks much! ~A
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here you go and BTW I called this number and asked them about what days you can visit it Thursday,Friday,Saturday and sunday here is there info,hope this helps you.
Johnson State Prison
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POST OFFICE BOX 344
WRIGHTSVILLE, GA 31096 TEL.: (478) 864-4100
FAX : (478) 864-4104
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I tried that number over and over today and after dialing 8 of the 10, it would give me an error - since you said you were able to get through, we'll go Friday Morning early - Thanks a lot for the help. ~Amber
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Hi my brother just was sent to Johnson I just want to know how is it there
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Hi pam. I can only give you a blanket opinion. Prison's suck. PERIOD. I guess Johnson's as good as any and that isn't saying much. Food is bad. Medical is bad. They charge you for everything and make decisions that will have you grinding your teeth.

I'm going up next Saturday to see my son. I try to go every month or so. People get weird when they have too much time to think.

I had everyone I know send my son xmas cards with silly pictures inside. He probably got 40! I found out a couple of people didn't put their return address on the envelopes - I know it's hard to write to a stranger in prison. Someone said they won't get things without return addresses - next yr, I'll tell people to put my address on the envelope if they are worried. That should work!

I hope your holiday is good even though you have to deal with this situation. Merry Yule everyone.
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I've been on the phone with Comcast all day - after all the crap with getting my phone ported over and set up so I don't loose the ability to have my son call me from prison, now I find out they will only work with ONE company and that company doesn't service Johnson State Prison. I am so angry. How can they jerk me around like this over and over and over? I was transfered over and over again and each time ended the same way - The transfer disconnected. I am so pissed off. I will file a complaint with their lisencing board. How can they refuse to let me set up a pre-paid account with the company of my choice? How can tell me I can only use one company through them? How can they ok ONE company and not another? I may have a child in prison but that does not make me stupid or uneducated or one who will sit back and not do anything.

Has anyone bypassed this "no collect call" policy of Comcast's or set up their service using GTL AND Comcast? Any help would be appreciated before I tear someone a new ear tomorrow? Can GTL assist?
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I called GTL and they helped me with a direct billing account. All fixed. Comcast still provides sucky service, but at least they can't hurt me like I thought they could. I was tracking down who I could complain to; FCC, BBB, etc. I'll save it for service reasons and pull my fangs back in. ~A
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ozzma,,now for the good part,,save all your energy to fight GTL,,because they are real works of art,,for most of us,,its trouble at every turn,,but you will find out soon enough,,remember were here when you need us,,,
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well, I can deal with the money issues, but not getting the calls is another matter all together. Thanks for the heads up.
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