Floyd County Prison, as we know it today, has evolved from the early Georgia Chain Gang to a new modern facility. The prison has been located on Blacks Bluff Road near the Coosa River since the late 1800’s. In December 2002 we were fortunate enough to move into a new facility housing 348 state and 100 county inmates. This new building replaced the landmark chain gang building constructed in 1926.
Floyd County Prison is a medium security prison operated under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Corrections. Prison inmates may be seen throughout our county performing road work, recycling, recreation projects and other public service details. During 2005 inmates worked a total of 627,740 hours in Rome and Floyd County performing a variety of work to benefit our community and to help in their own rehabilitation process.
Our goals are:
1. Provide an effective work force for Floyd County at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.
2. Provide meaningful work for prisoners, encouraging good work habits and skill development.
3. Protect the public by maintaining security inside the prison and while inmates are on work detail.
To further their rehabilitation, each inmate has an assigned counselor. Inmates are offered opportunities for GED, Alcoholics Anonymous, church services, etc. Each inmate is encouraged to make the most of his incarceration by learning good work habits, self discipline, and program participation.
Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate's account by clicking here.
State inmates – Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (must be here by 11:45, gates will be closed at that time)
County inmates – Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rules for Visitation
- No weapons, drugs or contraband allowed. Any violators will be prosecuted.
- Any visitor violating any rules will be asked to leave the property.
- All activities during visitation are recorded by electronic equipment.
- All visitors must be on inmate’s approved visitation list. Anyone not on the list will not be allowed to visit.
- All visitors are subject to search at any time.
- All personal property is to be left in vehicle.
- No food, drinks or tobacco products may be brought in during visitation.
- No cell phones, cameras or electronic recording equipment allowed.
- All visitors must sign in using a picture ID prior to visiting an inmate.
- No more than 4 visitors per inmate allowed at one time.
- Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- Money orders will NOT be accepted at visitation. All money orders must be mailed. No cash or personal checks accepted. Money orders must include the inmate’s name and ID number.
- Attorneys may visit by making special arrangements at least 24 hours in advance.
Dress Code for Visitation
- All clothing must be worn appropriately.
- No shorts allowed except for children 12 years of age and younger.
- Dresses must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
- Proper undergarments must be worn at all times.
- No sleeveless dresses will be allowed.
- No halter tops, tube tops, sleeveless tops, midriff tops, tank tops or see through clothing will be allowed.
DIRECTIONS (from Atlanta)
Take I-75 North to Exit 290. Follow the signs to Hwy. 411 to Rome. Stay on Hwy. 411 to the Darlington Drive exit. (Do not merge to right when sign says Rome. Stay to the left where the sign says Gadsden.) Get off on the Darlington Drive exit. At the first stop sign turn left. At the next stop sign turn right onto Darlington Drive. Go to the end of Darlington Drive and turn left onto Cave Spring Street. Go a half block and turn right onto Park Road. Go to the end of Park Road and turn left onto Black Bluff Road. The first building in the Public Works Complex is the Prison.
Are you interested in a career in Corrections? Careers in the field of Public Safety are both rewarding and fulfilling. Join our team of motivated individuals who are working as a team to ensure a safer society for everyone.
Correctional Officers are the largest group of public safety officers in Georgia. They protect and serve the public by ensuring the approximately 50,000 sentenced offenders are kept in a secure and safe environment.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Must have High School Diploma or GED
- No conviction by any State or by the Federal government of any crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in the Federal or state prison system; nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law; provided the same shall not apply to the violation of traffic laws and cases involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon
- Must possess good moral character
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Services
- After examination by a licensed physician, found to be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect his/her exercising the powers and duties of a correctional officer.
All applicants must successfully complete the following evaluations:
- Written examination
- Oral examination
- Complete physical examination
- Psychological examination
- Polygraph examination
- Thorough background investigation
- After being hired, all employees must complete four weeks of Basic Correctional Officer Training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.
- Group health insurance
- Optional insurance plans for Dental, Disability, Life and Cancer
- Paid vacations and holidays
- Paid sick days
- Tuition reimbursement
- Educational incentive program
- Cafeteria plan
- Optional Credit Union membership
Applications are available at:
Floyd County Human Resources Department
Floyd County Administrative Building
12 East 4th Avenue, Suite 102
P.O. Box 946
Rome, Georgia 30162
Click here to view available positions in Floyd County.