GDC-Emanuel Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 23, 2024
121 Casa Dr, Twin City, GA 30471

Emanuel 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 Emanuel PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-763-2400.

Located at 121 Casa Dr in Twin City, GA, Emanuel PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Emanuel 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-Emanuel 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.

Emanuel Probation Detention, constructed in 1991 and renovated in 2007, stands as a medium-security facility dedicated to providing a structured environment for probationers requiring heightened security or supervision. Located on 32 acres in Emanuel County, this center is among the first detention facilities entirely constructed with offender labor. Since its inception, Emanuel PDC has been committed to its mission of offering a sanctioning option that fosters the successful reintegration of probationers into the community.

The facility boasts a capacity of 369 beds and features six open dormitories equipped with double and triple bunk beds. This layout emphasizes space optimization while maintaining security and supervision standards. The center's housing infrastructure is designed to accommodate probationers in a safe and secure environment conducive to rehabilitation.

Emanuel PDC operates highly structured programs aimed at enhancing the skills and abilities of probationers for successful community reintegration. One of the hallmarks of the center's approach is supervised, unpaid work assignments in surrounding communities. These work details, both inside and outside the facility, offer probationers valuable opportunities to contribute positively to society while instilling discipline and responsibility.

Outside work details undertaken by probationers extend to various counties and municipalities, including Emanuel, Candler, Washington, Tattnall, Toombs, and the City of Swainsboro. Additionally, trustees from the center are deployed to Twin City and Swainsboro for designated tasks. Notably, Emanuel Probation Detention Center manages an 8-acre vegetable garden with three greenhouses, providing both a productive activity for probationers and a valuable resource for the community.

Inside the facility, probationers engage in a range of work details, including sanitation, dormitory maintenance, laundry services, and kitchen duties. These assignments not only contribute to the smooth operation of the center but also serve as opportunities for skill development and vocational training.

In addition to work programs, Emanuel PDC offers a variety of educational and counseling services to address the diverse needs of its population. Academic programs include General Education Diploma (GED) and Adult Basic Education courses, empowering probationers to enhance their educational qualifications. Counseling services encompass re-entry support, motivation for change, and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Moreover, the center provides access to religious services and maintains a library offering both general and legal literature.

By combining structured programming, supervised work details, and rehabilitative services, Emanuel Probation Detention Center remains dedicated to its mission of preparing probationers for successful reintegration into the community and reducing the likelihood of recidivism.

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Inmate Locator

Emanuel 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


Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

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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