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]

Coastal State Prison
Location200 Gulfstream Road
Port Wentworth, Georgia
Statusopen
Security classmedium
Capacity1836
Opened1981
Managed byGeorgia Department of Corrections

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, Georgia, convicted of perjury and sentenced to 5 years to serve 18 months on July 8, 2015.

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  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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