GDC-Emanuel Women's Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
714 Gumlog Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

EWF 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

Satellite View of GDC-Emanuel Women's Facility

You can support your loved ones at EWF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-289-2748.

Located at 714 Gumlog Rd in Swainsboro, GA, EWF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. EWF 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 Women's Facility 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 Women's Facility was constructed in 1995, with a capacity to accommodate 415 female offenders. Although it opened in 2004, renovations were carried out in 2011 to ensure optimal functionality and safety standards. The facility's primary objective is to ensure public safety while effectively housing female offenders in a secure environment. It caters to medium and minimum-security inmates, as well as Level II outpatient Mental Health offenders. Additionally, it serves as the host facility for the Emanuel Probation Detention Center.

In terms of housing, Emanuel Women's Facility offers a range of options tailored to accommodate different group sizes. This includes six open dormitories housing forty-six inmates each, one open dormitory with a capacity for one hundred twenty-four inmates, and ten open dorms housing sixteen inmates each. Additionally, there are segregation/isolation cells available, capable of holding seven offenders each.

The facility provides various programs aimed at rehabilitation, education, and skill development. Academic offerings include a General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, and Literacy Remedial Education. Counseling services cover areas such as Motivation for Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, Matrix, Re-Entry support, and specialized programs like Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Collaborative initiatives with institutions like Emory University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Southern University further enhance the range of services available.

Recreational activities are provided to promote general well-being, while religious activities cater to spiritual needs with worship services, Bible study, choir participation, and pastoral counseling. Vocational and on-the-job training opportunities encompass a diverse range of skills including Cosmetology, Custodial Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Laundry, Small Appliance Repair, Building Maintenance Repairer, General Clerk, Food Preparation, Baker, Cook Apprentice, Car Detail, and Kitchen Helper.

Through these comprehensive programs and services, Emanuel Women's Facility aims to support the rehabilitation and successful reintegration of female offenders into society while ensuring a safe and secure environment for all.

Inmate Locator

EWF 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: Saturdays, Sundays and all 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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