GDC-McEver Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
2100 Kings Chapel Rd, Perry, GA 31069

McEver 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 McEver PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 478-988-7024.

Located at 2100 Kings Chapel Rd in Perry, GA, McEver PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. McEver 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-McEver 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.

McEver Probation Detention Center (PDC) serves as a vital component of Georgia's criminal justice system, offering a minimum-security environment for confining probationers for up to 180 days. Established as a sentencing alternative to jail or prison, McEver PDC provides a structured setting where probationers receive supervision and engage in programming aimed at facilitating their successful reintegration into the community. If probationers are unable to fulfill their obligations in the community, they may be directed to the detention center as a result of revocation proceedings.

As part of the state's efforts to provide effective sanctions for probationers requiring enhanced security or supervision, McEver PDC is one of seven male facilities and two female facilities currently operational. With a total capacity of 2,300 beds, including 470 designated for female probationers, McEver PDC contributes significantly to the state's probationary system.

The center maintains a highly structured environment characterized by regimented schedules that include supervised, unpaid work details in surrounding communities. Emphasizing military-style discipline, McEver PDC aims to instill accountability and responsibility in its probationer population, fostering positive behavioral changes and promoting successful community living.

Key characteristics of McEver PDC include short-term programs ranging from 60 to 180 days in duration, with an average stay of 90 days for probationers with no behavioral issues. Probationers are required to participate in work details, both inside and outside the facility, for five days per week. Inside work details encompass various tasks such as food service, horticulture, auto-body, maintenance, and sanitation duties.

Community work details, conducted under supervision, involve probationers in building, refurbishing, and maintaining prison and civic buildings, road work, cleaning public facilities, and participating in recycling initiatives. These work assignments not only contribute to the probationers' rehabilitation but also serve the broader community by addressing essential infrastructure and maintenance needs.

Programming at McEver PDC ranges from minimal education improvement to evidence-based treatment programs tailored to probationers' specific needs and court-ordered requirements. This includes programs focusing on motivation for change, substance abuse counseling (primarily Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous), life skills development, job readiness training, group counseling, personal health education, and educational attainment through GED and Adult Basic Education courses.

Through its comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and reentry, McEver Probation Detention Center plays a crucial role in promoting public safety and reducing recidivism rates among probationers in the state of Georgia.

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Inmate Locator

McEver 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);

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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