Probation Boot Camps

There is one Probation Boot Camp in Georgia, located at Al Burruss Correctional Training Center. The facility can house approximately 100 male felons. Probationers may be sentenced directly to the boot camp by the courts or as a result of a revocation action.

Candidates for boot camp must:
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 30 at the time of sentencing
  • Have no previous period of incarceration in an adult penal institution
  • Have no known contagious or communicable disease
  • Have no known physical limitation that would exclude strenuous labor and physical activity
  • Have no known mental disorder or retardation that would prevent participation in a program that requires intensive interaction and strenuous physical activity.

The camp is highly structured with a military regimen. Offenders work during the day in the facility or in the local community performing public service work. Risk reduction programming, particularly in the area of substance abuse, is provided in the evening hours.

Offender Boot Camp

There is one Offender Boot Camp in Georgia, located at Coastal State Prison. The capacity is approximately 256 beds, all reserved for male felons. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles chooses offenders for the boot camp from those who have been sentenced to prison. Offenders who successfully complete the three-to-four month program are released on parole regardless of their original sentence length.

A candidate for the boot camp must:
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 35 at the time of sentencing
  • Have no previous period of incarceration in an adult penal institution
  • Have no known contagious or communicable disease
  • Have no known physical limitation that would exclude strenuous labor and physical activity
  • Have no known mental disorder or retardation that would prevent participation in a program that requires intensive interaction and strenuous physical activity.

The camp is highly structured with a military regimen. Offenders work during the day in the facility or in the local community performing public service work. Rehabilitative programming, particularly in the area of substance abuse, is provided in the evening hours.

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