GDC-Bacon Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
165 Eastside Industrial Blvd, Alma, GA 31510
Mailing Address
PO Box 904, Alma, GA 31510

Bacon PDC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Bacon PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-632-8157.

Located at 165 Eastside Industrial Blvd in Alma, GA, Bacon PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Bacon PDC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on GDC-Bacon Probation Detention Center (PDC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The Bacon PDC in Alma GA, recently expanded its capacity with the opening of a new 50-bed dormitory, celebrated through a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 28, 2023. This addition brings the TC's total capacity to accommodate 100 male residents. The PDC component of the center serves as a minimum-security facility designed for confining probationers for up to 180 days. Offenders may be directed to the center either as a sentencing option or as a result of a revocation proceeding if they fail to meet their probation obligations in the community.

Currently, there are seven PDCs operational in Georgia, boasting a collective capacity of 1,836 beds. Among these centers, one is designated for housing female probationers, providing a total of 237 beds. PDCs play a crucial role in the criminal justice system by offering a sanctioning option for probationers requiring heightened security or supervision, who may not meet the criteria for enrollment in a boot camp program.

These facilities maintain a highly structured environment with regimented schedules that encompass supervised, unpaid work in nearby communities and specialized programming aimed at enhancing the probationers' success upon returning to the community. Notably, three of these facilities cater to probationers grappling with severe substance abuse issues. Among them, two facilities are dedicated to male offenders, collectively offering 592 beds, while the remaining facility is tailored for female offenders and provides 198 beds.

The substance abuse treatment program offered at these specialized facilities adopts an advanced cognitive-behavioral approach, complemented by a comprehensive mental health component. This holistic treatment model aims to address the underlying issues contributing to the probationers' substance abuse problems, thereby facilitating their rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society upon completion of their sentences.

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Inmate Locator

Bacon PDC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information


HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM

DAYS: Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); State Holidays

The first step in the visitation process is to become an approved visitor. To do so, you must first fill out the Visitation Request Form and submit a completed form to the facility where your loved one is incarcerated. Please include a copy of supporting documentation (photo id, marriage license, and birth certificate) along with the application. Consent forms must be notarized before they can be processed. All visitors must apply regardless of age. They must also be mailed to the facility where the offender is currently housed (email forms will not be accepted).

Visitation Resources

Dress Code - For adults: No tank tops, no mesh or see-through clothing, t-shirts cannot be sleeveless. No chest, shoulders, or stomach exposed. A skirt may not be more than 2 inches above the knee. No stretch pants or shorts may be worn. Only children are permitted to wear shorts. No Contraband is Permitted

Top 3 Reasons for Visitor Arrests: Cell phones, Drugs, and Tobacco

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