GDC-Bleckley Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
Address
179 Jac Arts Rd, Cochran, GA 31014
Beds
238
County
Bleckley
Phone
478-934-3303
Fax
478-934-3583

Bleckley 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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You can support your loved ones at Bleckley PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-934-3303.

Located at 179 Jac Arts Rd in Cochran, GA, Bleckley PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Bleckley 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-Bleckley Probation Detention Center (PDC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

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.

The PDCs in Georgia serve as crucial components of the criminal justice system, providing a structured environment for probationers who require additional supervision or security measures. These facilities play a vital role in confining probationers for up to 180 days, serving as a sentencing option or as a consequence of revocation proceedings if individuals fail to meet their probation obligations within the community.

With seven operational PDCs across Georgia, the collective capacity stands at 1,836 beds. Among these centers, one is specifically designated for housing female probationers, offering 237 beds. PDCs serve as an essential sanctioning option for individuals needing heightened supervision or security, particularly those who may not qualify for enrollment in a boot camp program.

Operating within a highly structured environment, PDCs implement regimented schedules that include supervised, unpaid work in nearby communities. Additionally, these facilities offer specialized programming aimed at bolstering the success of probationers upon their return to the community. Notably, three PDCs focus on addressing severe substance abuse issues among probationers. Two of these facilities cater to male offenders, providing a combined total of 592 beds, while the remaining facility is dedicated to female offenders and offers 198 beds.

The substance abuse treatment programs offered at these specialized facilities employ an advanced cognitive-behavioral approach, supplemented by a comprehensive mental health component. This integrated treatment model aims to tackle the underlying issues contributing to probationers' substance abuse problems, ultimately facilitating their rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society upon completion of their sentences. Through structured programming and therapeutic interventions, PDCs strive to equip probationers with the necessary tools and support to lead productive and law-abiding lives post-incarceration.

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Inmate Locator

Bleckley 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

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

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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