Phillips State Prison

Coordinates: 34°05′39″N 83°54′38″W / 34.094264°N 83.910583°W / 34.094264; -83.910583
Phillips State Prison
Location2989 West Rock Quarry Road
Buford, Georgia
Security classmedium
Managed byGeorgia Department of Corrections

Phillips State Prison is a Georgia Department of Corrections state medium-security prison for men located in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.[1] Current capacity of the facility is 918 inmates.


In 2006, a campus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was established in the penitentiary. [2]

Phillips was one of nine Georgia state prisons implicated in an FBI sting operation announced in February 2016. The agency indicted 47 correction officers who'd agreed to deliver illegal drugs while in uniform. These charges were "part of a larger public corruption investigation into Georgia Correctional Facilities".[3]


  1. ^ "Phillips State Prison". Georgia Department of Correction. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ Christopher Quinn, Buford inmates graduate from seminary,, USA, December 21, 2009
  3. ^ "47 Georgia Correctional Officers Arrested in Drug Conspiracy". WSAV. 11 Feb 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

34°05′39″N 83°54′38″W / 34.094264°N 83.910583°W / 34.094264; -83.910583