Facility Address & Contact Information
Correctional Institution McRae
1000 Jim Hammock Drive
McRae, GA 31055
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/ci/mca/
CoreCivic Website: http://www.CoreCivic.com/facilities/mcrae-correctional-facility
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
P.O. Drawer 30
McRae, GA 31055
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Low
Location: Within McRae-Helena, Telfair County, Georgia.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: MCA for CI McRae
Medical Care: Unknown. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of Georgia
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,424
Background: CI McRae is a private prison. It is owned and operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)). In 2014, the ACLU of Georgia reported that CI McRae and another private federal prison in Georgia showed, “a record of violations of constitutional and Bureau of Prisons standards governing the medical treatment of prisoners” and other issues.
Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: CI McRae has a medical unit where physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and medical assistants provide routine check-ups, manage sick calls, and address non-emergency needs. Correctional health care facilities typically include a dental clinic, as well.
Psychology Services: CI McRae has a team of qualified mental health professionals to assist inmates who experience mental health problems, from emotional conflict to mental illness. Inmates are screened upon arrival, and if needed, referred to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health specialist for follow-up evaluation and intervention. Treatment in the form of medication is provided when needed, as well as group and individual counseling. All CoreCivic staff receive training in the identification of mental health crises and refer inmates to the professional staff whenever they suspect someone is experiencing a problem. Staff constantly monitor the offender population for signs of declining mental health and suicide risk, working actively to assist a troubled offender in his or her time of need.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): A Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is offered at CI McRae.
Education Services: CI McRae offers GED instruction. CoreCivic has partnered with the National Institute for Adult Education (Instituto Nacional de Educación para los Adultos, or INEA), an entity of the Mexican government, to provide adult education in Spanish. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: CI McRae does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational & Apprenticeship Training: CI McRae vocational training programs include Carpentry, Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Computer Applications, Construction, and Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Horticulture and Landscaping, HVAC, Masonry, Painting, Plumbing, Workforce Readiness, and Veterinary Technician.
Library Services: The CI McRae library contains many periodicals, newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, reference materials, and more. The law library also features legal resources and related tools commonly sought by inmates.
UNICOR: CI McRae does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates and detainees at CI McRae have regular access to commissary services to support their health and wellness. Individuals have the opportunity to purchase through their own accounts a selection of beverages, light meals and snacks, over-the-counter medications, stationery, clothing, personal hygiene products, religious items, and other miscellaneous products.
Recreational Services: CI McRae offers a variety of sports and activities such as basketball, board games creative writing, knitting, and other activities that are available to inmates.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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 CI McRae, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.