GDC-Patten Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
1009 N 10th St, Lakeland, GA 31635

Patten 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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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-Patten Probation Detention Center (PDC)

You can support your loved ones at Patten PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 229-482-8241.

Located at 1009 N 10th St in Lakeland, GA, Patten PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Patten 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-Patten 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.

Patten PDC serves as a crucial component of Georgia's criminal justice system, offering a minimum-security environment for probationers requiring confinement for up to 180 days. Whether as a sentencing alternative or as a placement for probationers unable to fulfill their community obligations, Patten PDC plays a vital role in maintaining public safety and promoting offender rehabilitation.

As part of a network of seven male facilities and two female facilities, Patten PDC provides a structured environment with regimented schedules, emphasizing supervised, unpaid work within surrounding communities. This approach aims to facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders into society by fostering accountability, discipline, and pro-social behaviors.

Key characteristics of Patten PDC include short-term programs typically lasting between 60 to 180 days, with an average stay of 90 days for compliant probationers. Offenders are required to participate in work details, both inside and outside the facility, for five days per week. Inside work encompasses various tasks such as food service, horticulture, auto-body maintenance, janitorial duties, laundry services, and facility maintenance.

Community work details involve supervised projects such as building maintenance, roadwork, public building cleaning, and recycling center activities. These initiatives not only contribute to the local community but also provide valuable skills and experiences for the probationers.

Program offerings at Patten PDC are diverse, catering to the educational, vocational, and counseling needs of its residents. These programs include motivation for change, substance abuse counseling (primarily through Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous), life skills training, job readiness preparation, group counseling sessions, and personal health education. Additionally, academic opportunities such as GED and Adult Basic Education are available to support educational advancement.

By implementing evidence-based treatment programs and fostering a supportive environment, Patten Probation Detention Center strives to address the underlying issues contributing to probationers' criminal behavior. Through a combination of structured programming, community engagement, and rehabilitative efforts, the center aims to empower individuals to make positive choices, ultimately reducing recidivism and promoting successful reintegration into society.

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Inmate Locator

Patten 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: 9:00 am TO 3:00 pm

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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