D. Ray James Correctional Facility | D. Ray James Prison

D. Ray James Correctional Facility is a medium-security federal prison located in Folkston, Georgia. It is also known as D. Ray James prison and CI D. Ray James. The facility houses male inmates.

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D. Ray James Correctional Facility Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

D. Ray James Correctional Facility
3262 Highway 252 East
Folkston, GA 31537

Phone: 912-496-6242
Fax: 912-496-6255
Email: DRJ/[email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Facility Page
CoreCivic Website: GEO Group Prison Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI D. Ray James
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Folkston, GA 31537

How to Send Money

Family and friends cannot send inmates funds directly. Family members can use Access Corrections (website or 1-866-345-1884) to deposit money. Western Union can also be used to deposit funds on inmate accounts (website or 1-800-634-3442).

CI D. Ray James Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

The prison is a corrections facility in Folkston, Georgia. It is located in Charlton County.

BOP Region

Southeast Region

BOP Institution Code

DRJ for D. Ray James Correctional Facility

Judicial District

Southern District of Georgia

Medical Care Level

Information is not available. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Information is not available.

Population Number

D. Ray James prison incarcerates approximately 1,700 federal inmates.

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D. Ray James Prison Services Information


CI D. Ray James is a private prison. The facility opened in 1998 and initially housed Georgia state inmates.

The D. Ray James Correctional Facility was awarded a contract with the federal government in January 2010. The institution houses adult male inmates for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The facility is now owned and operated by The GEO Group, Inc.

Prison employees deliver all services, providing an environment for inmates working through the judicial system. It is one of several private facilities that house federal inmates. The Associated Press has called the facility the “backbone of the local economy,” highlighting its tax revenue importance for the community.

Inmate Housing

General population inmates live in dormitories. These consist of two-person cells and open bay dormitories.

G, H, and I housing units hold 104 inmates. Of these, there are 98 two-person cells.

Buildings K, L, and F house inmates in open bay dormitories. There are five housing units in each building.

The facility also has a 135-bed Restrictive Housing Unit for inmates in disciplinary segregation and administrative detention.

Health Services

CI D. Ray James inmates are provided with an intake examination. Routine and emergency health care and dental care are also available to the inmate population. Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for routine or chronic health care concerns. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

D. Ray James Correctional Facility offers correctional mental health care. Services include counseling and programs created to have a rehabilitative impact. The Living in Balance program is available to inmates.

Inmates have access to a variety of behavioral treatment groups. These include stress management, anger management, life skills training, parenting techniques, conflict resolution, and preparation for re-entry into society.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

D. Ray James Correctional Institution does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Most Geo Group facilities offer RDAP and addiction programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Additional substance abuse programming is also available.

D. Ray James Correctional Facility Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

CI D. Ray James provides Pre-GED, GED, literacy training, and English-as-Second Language (ESL) programs. A Special Education program is also available to inmates.

High school diplomas, career certificates, and college degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Staff provides inmates with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills.

Learn more about education in federal prison here.

Advanced Occupational Education

D. Ray James prison offers advanced occupational education in smart board technology. Inmates may also receive customized learning through individual education plans. Dynamic grouping and technology-based learning are also available.

Vocational Training

CI D. Ray James offers vocational training in the following disciplines:

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Barbering
  • Building Trades
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Repair
  • Culinary Arts
  • Custodial Maintenance
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Horticulture
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Weaving
  • Welding

In partnership with Pit Sisters, the prison offers the Teaching Animals and Inmate Life Skills (TAILS) program. This program helps to rehabilitate and train dogs.

Apprenticeship Training

Correctional Institution D. Ray James does not offer any apprenticeship programs to inmates.

Library Services

Law and leisure libraries are available for inmate use at D. Ray James Correctional Institution. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings.


Correctional Institution D. Ray James does not house a UNICOR facility.


Inmates are allowed to shop in the institution’s commissary once a week. Shopping is only permitted during designated times. Prisoners may purchase clothing, shoes, food, snacks, electronics, drinks, and other items in the commissary.

Recreational Services

D. Ray James prison provides indoor and outdoor inmate recreation opportunities to the inmate population. Inmates can exercise, play sports, create art, and engage in various craft projects. The recreation yard has a soccer field, a softball diamond, and a running track.

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Visitation Information for D. Ray James Prison

Family and friends may visit inmates between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

More Information About CI D. Ray James 

For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about D. Ray James Correctional Facility, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.

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