Some low-security, long-term state prisoners are incarcerated at county work camps. They provide unpaid, yet highly-skilled work to the counties in which they are housed.
Georgia has entered into interagency agreements with twenty-four counties in Georgia to lease 5,020 beds in county prisons to house state offenders. The county prisons have assisted GDC in managing the jail backlog by providing additional bedspace while GDC's offenders provide a major source of general and skilled labor to the local communities.
GDC offenders assist in the maintenance of roads and parks; work at local landfills; serve on local fire crews; assist with small construction projects for government agencies, and assist local government agencies as needed. GDC monitors the county facilities through an on-going inspection and auditing process.