GA DIAG CLASS PRISON

2978 HWY 36 WEST PRISON BLVD
JACKSON
GA
30233
7705042000

MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 3877
2978 Hwy 36, West
Jackson, GA 30233

FAX: (770) 504-2006
POPULATION: ADULT MALE FELONS
CONSTRUCTED: 1968
CAPACITY: 2487
OPENED: 1968
SECURITY LEVEL: CLOSE/DEATH
RENOVATED: 1998

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

Diagnostic Inmates:

HOURS: 9:00AM - 11:00AM and 2:00PM - 4:00PM
DAYS: Monday - Thursday

Diagnostic Inmates cannot receive visits until they have been at GDCP for 60 days. Only immediate family members are allowed to visit. Cancellation of family and professional visitation will occur the day before and the day of an execution. If an execution is stayed, visitation will be canceled as long as execution order is active. Professional visitation will be allowed for condemned during active execution order.

UDS & SMU Inmates:

HOURS: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

General Population Inmates:

HOURS: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

All Others:

HOURS: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays

MISSION:

Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Conduct diagnostic processing for offenders, house offenders Under Death Sentence (UDS) and carry out state ordered executions. Houses a Special Management Unit (SMU) consisting of 192 beds. Sex-Offender Release Site.

HOUSING:

Consists of eight cellblocks containing both double-bunked and single-bunked cells. There are also eight dormitories, a fast track unit housing 256 general population inmates and a medical unit. This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, and a Fire Station.

  • SEX OFFENDER RELEASE SITE
  • OPEN DORMITORY

WORK DETAILS:

Fire Station, General & Grounds Maintenance, Waste Water, Power House, Canine, and Laundry details.

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Remedial, Literacy, Adult Basic Education, OJT
  • Counseling: Individual and Group Counseling, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Moral Reconation Therapy, Family Violence, Thinking for a Change, Lifers Group, Matrix Relapse Prevention, Matrix Recovery Skills, Ray of Hope, Re-Entry Skills Building, TOPPSTEP
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Study Groups, Pastoral Counseling

DIRECTIONS:

Take I-75S toward Macon to Exit 201, Jackson/Barnesville. Exit and turn left, go over the bridge and travel approximately ? mile. Turn left at the second traffic light, you will see the entrance to the Diagnostic Center ahead on the left, a Wilco Travel Plaza and Hess fueling station on the right. Follow Prison Boulevard to the facility.

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