Jesup Federal Correctional Institution


Jessup Federal Correctional Institution

Jesup Federal Correctional Institution 

Jesup Federal Correctional Institution is a medium security correctional institution with both a nearby low security satellite prison and minimum security camp.  The prison is located in Jesup, Georgia.  Jesup FCI only houses male offenders, however, together the facilities house around 1,559 inmates.  Currently, 901 prisoners are housed at the FCI, 165 at the Camp, and 493 at the FSL.  The prison first opened in 1989, where it was just a prison camp.  This original prison camp has now been converted into the FSL.  In July of 1990 was when the FCI was activated.  The FCI itself was originally designed to hold up to 744 inmates and the FSL being designed to house 508 prisoners.  The Camp can hold a maximum of 128 offenders.  There are a variety of administrative services provided.  These services include food service, maintenance, education, recreation, health services, psychology, laundry, etc.  All prisoners are assigned working assignments.  Possible work assignments include food service, education, recreation, laundry, business office, and sanitation.  Offenders may participate in factory work run by UNICOR.  The FSL and Camp offer these same services but also have programs such as the Residential Drug Abuse Program and religious services.  The Camp and the the FSL also have a Law Library.  Educational programs at the prison include the GED Program, English as a Second Language, and vocational courses.  Offenders who do not have a GED or high school diploma are required to take part in a mandatory literacy program.  These opportunities are available at the facilities to help offenders transform into law abiding citizens.

Jesup Federal Correctional Institution has housed a number of notable inmates including Charles Stango, Christopher Chaney, Timothy L. Tyler, and Ben T. Reyes.  Ben Reyes was a former Texas politician, who was imprisoned after he was convicted of bribery and conspiracy.  Reyes was released in December of 2006.  Timothy L. Tyler was sentenced after possession and distribution of LSD.  Reyes was sentenced in 1992 and received a life long sentence.  Christopher Chaney was a computer hacker responsible for hacking accounts of celebrities and posting revealing photos of them online.  Chaney's victims included Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson.  Chaney was sentenced a 10 year sentence and is expected to be released in 2020. 

Visiting Hours at Jesup Federal Correctional Institution :

  • Visits to Jesup Federal Correctional Institution can occur on weekends and federal holidays.  This applies to the FCI, the Camp, and the FSL.
  • Visiting hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on visiting days.
  • Prisoners are granted 8 visiting points each month.  Each visit deducts 2 points from the inmate's visiting points.  However, points are only deducted at the end of each visiting day, not at the end of each visit per day. 
  • Holdover inmates only receive 4 visiting days each month.  These visits must occur on weekends only. For certain inmates, visits will be conducted at set times and be terminated after 2 hours. 
  • An offender can have up to 4 visitors at once. 
  • Visits cannot run longer than 1 hour. 
  • In order to visit an inmate, potential visitors must be placed on the approved visiting list of the offender they wish to see.  Children under the age of 16 do not need to be on an approved visitors list, but they must be accompanied by an approved adult. 
  • Visitors must have 2 forms of government issued identification present. 
  • Food is not permitted to be brought in to the facility, but vending machines are available inside the facility. 
  • Visitors may bring the following items into the visiting room:
    • Clear change purse or bag. No larger than 6" x 6" x 3"
    • Up to $25.00 in bills no larger than five-dollar bill denominations
    • A single car key
    •  Hair brush or comb
    • For infants:
      • No more than 3 clear, plastic baby bottles
      • 1 clear plastic cup
      • Diapers
      • Ointment
      • 1 small blanket
      • Up to 6 containers of sealed baby food
      • Change of baby clothes
    • Necessary medications
    • Up to 3 feminine products
    • Sweater or jacket

Physical Address:

Jesup Federal Correctional Institution 
2600 Highway 301 South
Jesup, Georgia 31599



Inmate Mailing Address:

For the FCI:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Jesup Federal Correctional Institution 
2680 301 South

Jesup, Georgia 31599

For the Camp:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Jesup Federal Correctional Institution Satellite Camp 
2650 301 South
Jesup, Georgia 31599

For the FSL:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Jesup Federal Correctional Institution Federal Satellite Low
2680 301 South
Jesup, Georgia 31599