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MISSION
The Georgia Department of Corrections protects the public by operating safe and secure facilities through the development of professional staff and effective offender management.
We set the exceptional standard for protecting the public through our people, processes and infrastructure.
VISION
3,017 Graduates in 2018
Why do we educate offenders? Ninety-five percent of inmates will return to society. Did you know for every $1 spent in offender education we realize a $12 savings? We believe that educating offenders is key to reducing recidivism.
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GDC’s COVID-19 Update

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is responding with all available resources to help lessen the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into our facilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions for
Friends & Family

The GDC has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in an effort to assist with information important to friends and family of offenders.

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Information Provided to Offenders

The following is a list of general COVID-19 information provided to offenders. Additional materials, including posters and a more detailed outline of COVID-19 via communication from the Warden, and display of posters around the facilities have also been provided.

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Updated Visitation Information

All updates related to visitation at GDC facilities will be provided here and on Twitter @GACorrections. Visitation at all GDC facilities will remain suspended through June 12, 2020.  A decision regarding a return to normal visitation schedules will be evaluated after June 12, in keeping with public health guidance in place at that time.

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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

The GDC will maintain a COVID-19 dashboard for providing status of positive COVID-19 cases among staff and the offender population.  Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this dashboard will be updated daily at 6:00pm, based on the most recent data available from the GDC’s Office of Health Services.  

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Press Releases

For the most current public information released by the GDC, please refer to our press releases and social media channels. All updates will be provided here, as soon as they become available.

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For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Department of Public Health (DPH)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Department of Public Health (DPH) Website: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus



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