GA DIAG CLASS PRISON

GDCP ADDRESS:
2978 HWY 36 WEST PRISON BLVD
JACKSON GA 30233
BUTTS COUNTY
PHONE: (770) 504-2000
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:

DAYS: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
HOURS: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Diagnostic offenders 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 of an execution. If an execution is stayed, visitation will be canceled as long as an execution order is active. Professional visitation will be allowed for the condemned during an active execution order.

TIER III -STEP Program Offenders:

DAYS: Wednesdays and Fridays
HOURS: 9:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm

All visits for the offenders assigned to the STEP Program must be scheduled in advance. Please contact the facility for additional scheduling information. Additionally, cancellation of family and professional visitation will occur the day before of an execution. If an execution is stayed, visitation will be canceled as long as an execution order is active. Professional visitation will be allowed for the condemned during an active execution order.

UDS & SMU Inmates:
DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays
HOURS: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

General Population Inmates:

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

ALL OTHERS:

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

MISSION:

Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Conduct diagnostic processing for male offenders, house offenders assigned to the 90-Day (S.T.E.P -Segregated Transition Educated Program), house offenders Under Death Sentence (UDS) and carry out state ordered executions. Houses a Special Management Unit (SMU) consisting of 192 beds.

HOUSING:

Consists of eight cellblocks containing both double-bunked and single-bunked cells. There are also seven dormitories, 256 general population inmates, medical unit, 17 bed S.T.E.P (Segregated Transition Education Unit). This facility also houses a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad, and a Fire Station.

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, AA, Problem Solving, Basic Computer Operations and a Career Center
  • 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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