Close, Medium, and Special Mission Level Prisons In Georgia

What are the different levels of prisons in the State of Georgia? We have listed different Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 which are often described as Close, Medium, special mission level prisons.

Close, Medium, and Special Mission Level Prisons In Georgia
Close, Medium, and Special Mission Level Prisons In Georgia

Georgia has 986 out of 100,000 people behind the bars. Just like New Mexico, Georgia incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than any other democratic country in the world. According to PrisonPolicy.org's Correctional Control Report of 2018, there are 102,000 people locked up in some form of jail in Georgia, which is quite a lot of people.

The Georgia Department of Corrections has one of the largest prison systems in the USA. It supervises 52,000 state prisoners. Moreover, GDC's employee count is approximately 10,500, which makes it the largest law enforcement agency in the entire state. Its headquarter is based in Forsyth, on a former campus of Tift College.

Classification of Inmates at The Georgia Department of Corrections:

Both females and male inmates go through a similar diagnostic and classification process at GDC. However, a few steps differentiate in both genders' classification process. Offenders who do not have any serious mental or medical health-related issues, complete the entire process somewhere between 7-1o days. Step by step classification process is as follows:

Day 1:

Both male and female inmates go through a medical screening on the first day where after a few important tests like blood tests and TB tests, they are given essential items like clothing and ID card.

In addition to that, inmates are screened for any mental health issues on the first day. After a whole process of medical screening, they are provided Housing/bed.

Day 2:

On day 2, there are some initial interviews along with reading and IQ tests. After orientation, Diagnostic handbooks may be distributed among female inmates. Moreover, both male and female inmates are informed about Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) through video orientation.

Days 3 and 4:

For the male prisoners, days 3 and 4 are reserved for the awaiting medical reports and there may be some further medical evaluations. For female inmates, there are pre-parole interviews and some medical exams scheduled.

Days 5 and 6:

On day 5, for male inmates, a physical examination, and DNA/dental examination, chest x-rays are performed. Then, handwritten medical reports are taken to the medical records to be added to the record later. The entire day 6 is reserved for entering the male inmates' profiles.

For female prisoners, day 5, as well as day 6, are reserved for the diagnostic tests which include a culture fair (IQ) and an academic test which includes reading, maths, and spelling.

Day 7:

On day 7, the male inmates are interviewed to collect self-reports and a personal history statement may also be entered on the same day. In addition to that, male prisoners are interviewed for the final time on day 7. It is assumed that the case plan is completed on the same day. By the end of this day, the inmates are ready to be transferred.

Day 7 is the final day for male prisoners' admission but the female inmates' process still keeps going on. There is nothing significant that happens for the female inmates till Day 12.

Days 12-15:

During the days 12-15, female inmates are interviewed for the one last time. There is no interview conducted until the test clearance and medical clearance of offenders are completed.

Interviews are conducted to make sure that every process of offenders is completed and finally, a custody level is recommended for each inmate.

Facilities at GDC and Their Security Levels:

At the Georgia Department of Corrections, there are a total of 34 state prisons spread across the state. These prisons house 52,000 offenders. These state prisons have offenders who might have repeated, violent, and non-violent history and have already gone through all forms of punishment.

All of these prisons have different security levels and following the classification process, the inmates are assigned the prison that best suits their custody scores.

Arrendale State Prison:

This prison is located at Alto, with a security level 'Special mission'. It can house up to 1490 offenders, who are adult & juvenile females.

Augusta State Medical Prison:

This prison is located at Grovetown, with a security level 'close, special mission'. It can house up to 1326 offenders and they are adult males.

Baldwin State Prison:

This prison is located at Hardwick, with security level 'close'. It can house up to 981 offenders, who are adult males.

Burruss Correctional Training Center:

This prison is located at Forsyth, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 781 offenders, who are adult & juvenile males.

Calhoun State Prison:

This prison is located at Morgan, with a security level of 'medium'. It can house up to 1639 offenders, who are adult males.

Central State Prison:

This prison is located at Macon, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 1153 offenders, who are adult males.

Coastal State Prison:

This prison is located in Garden City, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 1389 offenders, who are adult males.

Dodge State Prison:

This prison is located at Chester, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 1236 offenders, who are adult males.

Dooly State Prison:

This prison is located at Unadilla, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 1702 offenders, who are adult males.

Emanuel Women's Facility:

This prison is located at Swainsboro, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 415 offenders, who are adult females.

Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison:

This prison is located at Jackson, with security level 'Special mission '. It can house up to 2487 offenders, who are Adult males.

Georgia State Prison:

This prison is located at Reidsville, with a 'Medium, special mission 'security level. It can house up to 1537 offenders, who are Adult males.

Hancock State Prison:

This prison is located in Sparta, with a security level of 'Close '. It can house up to 1201 offenders, who are Adult males.

Hays State Prison:

This prison is located at Trion, with security level 'Close '. It can house up to 1100 offenders and they are Adult males.

Helms Facility:

This prison is located in Atlanta, with a security level 'Special mission '. It can house up to 67 offenders and they are Adult males & adult females.

Jimmy Autry State Prison:

This prison is located at Pelham, with a security level of ' Medium'. It can house up to 1712 offenders and they are Adult males.

Johnson State Prison:

This prison is located at Wrightsville, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 1612 offenders and they are Adult males.

Lee State Prison:

This prison is located at Leesburg, with a security level of ' Medium'. It can house up to 762 offenders and they are Adult males.

Long Unit:

This prison is located at Ludowici, with a security level of ' Medium'. It can house up to 212 offenders and they are Adult males.

Macon State Prison:

This prison is located at Oglethorpe, with security level ' Close'. It can house up to 1762  offenders and they are Adult males.

Montgomery State Prison:

This prison is located at Mount Vernon, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 418 offenders and they are Adult males.

Phillips State Prison:

This prison is located at Buford, with security level 'Close '. It can house up to 925 offenders and they are Adult males.

Pulaski State Prison:

This prison is located at Hawkinsville, with a security level of 'Medium'. It can house up to 1211 offenders and they are Adult females.

Rogers State Prison:

This prison is located at Reidsville, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 1391 offenders and they are Adult males.

Rutledge State Prison:

This prison is located in Columbus, with a security level of ' Medium'. It can house up to 640 offenders and they are Adult males.

Special Management Unit at Georgia Diagnostic, Classification State Prison:

This prison is located at Jackson, with a security level 'Special management unit '. It can house up to 192 offenders and they are Adult males.

Smith State Prison:

This prison is located at Glennville, with security level ' Close'. It can house up to 1570 offenders and they are Adult males.

Telfair State Prison:

This prison is located at Helena, with security level ' Close'. It can house up to 1410  offenders and they are Adult males.

Valdosta State Prison & Annex:

This prison is located at  Valdosta, with a security level of 'Close '. It can house up to 1184  offenders and they are Adult males.

Walker State Prison:

This prison is located at Rock Spring, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 444 offenders and they are Adult males.

Ware State Prison:

This prison is located at Waycross, with security level 'Close '. It can house up to 1492 offenders and they are Adult males.

Washington State Prison:

This prison is located at Davisboro, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 1346 offenders and they are Adult males.

Whitworth Women's Facility:

This prison is located at Hartwell, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 442 offenders and they are Adult females.

Wilcox State Prison:

This prison is located at Abbeville, with a security level of 'Medium '. It can house up to 1840 offenders and they are Adult males.

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