Metro State Prison is an Atlanta, Georgia facility which has housed inmates since 1980, having been built the preceding year, and can be located at 1301 Constitution Road. Metro State Prison authorities can be reached at (404) 624-2200. Metro State Prison is intended specifically for the confinement of 705 adult female prisoners convicted on felony charges and found, due to the nature of their crimes or their known profile, to present a maximum-security-level threat.
Metro State Prison is comprised of seven, 120 inmate-capacity units, in addition to a medical center with the capacity for treating 13 inmates overnight. Some of the inmates at Metro State Prison have the official designation UDS, as refers to being “under death sentence.” Metro State Prison is administered by DeKalb County. The Georgia Department of Corrections offers an Offender Search function on its online page allowing the American public to find out which inmates are currently being kept in Metro State Prison.
As of June 26, 2010, inmates at Metro State prison are accessible through Video Visitation services. Friends and family of Metro State Prison inmates can also have money put into their accounts to be used while inside the holding facility. Surveys of Metro State Prison inmates indicate a 53% white, 46.5 African-American, and 5% Hispanic/Asian inmate population, with the average age of inmates falling between 25 and 35 years of age. The youngest prisoner at Metro State Prison is 13, and the oldest 80. 90% of Metro State Prison inmates have children.