Prison Overcrowding: Georgia

Below is a summary of information including: the most recent statistics from Georgia’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures 

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $1,140,968,251
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $18,683

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 12,000
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 57,570
  • Total number of facilities: 90
  • Average age: 35 years
  • Number of prisoner deaths: 141

Organization of state divisions, view here.


  • Probation Population: 160,000+

Points of Contact

For general inquiries about the Department’s activities, call Georgia DOC Board of Corrections at: 404-656-6002, or email

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

Helpful Links

Georgia Department of Corrections

Georgia DOC 2012 Annual Report

Georgia DOC 2011 Inmate Costs

Georgia DOC 2013 Facility Operations

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Cara Sullivan

Task Force Director
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development
& Justice Performance Project  

See also:

Illinois Prison Overcrowding