Coastal State Prison

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Coastal State Prison
Location 200 Gulfstream Road
Port Wentworth, Georgia
Status open
Security class medium
Capacity 1836
Opened 1981
Managed by Georgia Department of Corrections

Coastal State Prison is a Georgia Department of Corrections medium-security state prison located in Savannah, near Garden City.[1] The facility houses adult male felons and has a capacity of 1836. It was constructed and opened in 1981 and later renovated in 1999.[2]

The prison consists of twelve housing units. Six units contain 36 cells each, divided into 12 two-man cells and 24 four-man cells. Four units have open bay dormitories totaling 846 beds. One unit with 184 beds houses 92 Faith and Character inmates and 92 Incentive Inmates. The prison includes a 74-bed segregation unit and a 12-bed infirmary. This facility also houses an abbreviated diagnostic unit, and a tactical squad.[3]

Most recent notable inmate is Burrell Ellis, former CEO of Dekalb County, GA, convicted of perjury and sentenced to 5 years to serve 18 months on 7/8/2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Savannah Neighborhoods 2008 Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." City of Savannah. Retrieved on November 18,2012.
  2. ^ "Coastal State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Coastal State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 4, 2015.

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Coordinates: 32°08′15″N 81°11′11″W / 32.13750°N 81.18639°W / 32.13750; -81.18639