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GDC - Burruss Correctional Training Center

State Prison

Last Updated: June 22, 2021
Address
1000 Indian Springs Dr , Forsyth, GA 31029
Beds
808
County
Monroe
Phone
478-994-7511
Fax
478-994-7561
Mailing Address
PO Box 5849, Forsyth, GA 30458

GDC - Burruss Correctional Training Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - Burruss Correctional Training Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 478-994-7511

The inmates housed at GDC - Burruss Correctional Training Center located at 1000 Indian Springs Dr in Forsyth, GA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Burruss Correctional Training Center is a medium-security facility that houses about 800 adult male inmates under the supervision of the GDC. Inmates are incarcerated in four separate buildings, each building has four units, each unit is made up of 50 cells that have two tiers of double bunks and inmates are usually housed two per cell. This facility also houses a Fire Station and a Diagnostic Unit for youth offenders.

Inmates can have various work duties, including working in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Forestry, public safety, transportation, natural resources, and the national guard armory. Inmates offer supervised support services within these departments.

Inmates can also take educational courses that include an adult basic education, earn their GED, learn to read, and take correspondence courses. Vocational skills taught at this facility include veterinary assistant through the guide dog program, forklift driver, culinary arts, horticulture, barbering, warehouse management and custodial work.

MISSION - Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Provide work and rehabilitation programs for 650 General Population offenders. Operate a 100-bed Probation Boot Camp. Provide offender labor for maintenance and operation of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC). Provide support for the Tift Campus, to include Mobile Construction Services. Housing capacity for 94 offenders sentenced as adults between 14 -16 years of age and At-Risk Youth Offenders between 17 -21 years of age. Host facility for the West Central Integrated Treatment Facility.

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy, Correspondence Courses, Title I and Special Education, Bartlett Reading, English As A Second Language
  • Counseling: Family Violence, Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Recreational: General Recreation, Wellness Walk
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Confronting Self Concepts, Heads Up, Kairos Reunion, Specialized Dorm "New Beginnings"
  • Vocational/OJT: Custodial, Food Preparation, Horticulture, Customer Service, Teacher Aides, Veterinarian Assistant (Guide Dog Program), Warehouse Management, Forklift Driver, Barbering, Food Service Preparation & Cooks

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Covid Visitation Information

The GDC will begin a modified visitation schedule TENTATIVELY on January 8th, 2021.

Visits will be made by appointment only and will be in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details can be found here: Facility Visitation Process.

To make an appointment, please click below. If your loved one is housed at a county or private facility, please contact that facility directly for information related to scheduling.

Please note, the date is subject to change and is dependent upon state and facility positivity rates leading up to January 8th.

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APPROVED VISITORS WILL REQUEST VISITATION BY ACCESSING THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE

Scheduling requests may be submitted from 5:00 AM Monday - 5:00 PM Wednesday only for that week’s visitation.

  • One (1) visit every other month per inmate will be allowed
  • Visits will be no more than two (2) hours in length
  • Two (2) approved visitors will be allowed and must visit at the same time
  • No visitors under the age of twelve (12) will be permitted
  • All visitors must be on the offenders approved visitation list
  • An email will be sent from gdcvisitationnoreply@gdc.ga.gov once your request for visitation has been approved
  • Offenders on quarantine or medical isolation status will not be allowed visits

Inmates with last names beginning A - L will visit on Saturday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Saturday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Saturday Session 2

Inmates with last names beginning M - Z will visit on Sunday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Sunday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Sunday Session 2

Visitation Information

GDC - Burruss Correctional Training Center - Visitation

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

Saturdays, Sundays and all State Holidays

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