GDC-Paulding Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
1295 Industrial Blvd N, Dallas, GA 30132

Paulding 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-Paulding Probation Detention Center (PDC)

You can support your loved ones at Paulding PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 770-443-7807.

Located at 1295 Industrial Blvd N in Dallas, GA, Paulding PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Paulding 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-Paulding Probation Detention Center (PDC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

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.

Paulding PDC serves as a vital component of Georgia's criminal justice system, offering a structured environment for adult male offenders who require heightened security or supervision beyond regular community supervision. Established as a sentencing alternative for the courts, Paulding PDC provides a highly regimented setting aimed at promoting offender success in the community. The facility, situated on 10 acres donated by Paulding County, commenced operations in 2000, with a capacity to accommodate 260 offenders.

The center's mission is to provide a sanctioning option for probationers, either through probation revocation or direct sentence, with programming tailored to facilitate their successful reintegration into society. Paulding PDC operates under the oversight of Hays State Prison, functioning as a supportive environment where offenders can address their behavioral issues and acquire essential skills for positive community living.

Housing at Paulding PDC comprises four separate dormitories, each accommodating 63 beds, along with a dedicated Administrative/Segregation Unit housing eight beds. This setup ensures a structured living environment conducive to maintaining order and discipline within the facility.

Offenders at Paulding PDC engage in supervised, unpaid work details both inside and outside the facility as part of their rehabilitation and contribution to the community. The center collaborates with various local agencies and jurisdictions to provide offenders with diverse work opportunities, including maintenance tasks, food service, and other essential duties.

The facility offers a range of programs designed to address the educational, counseling, and vocational needs of its population. Academic offerings include General Education Diploma (GED) and remedial education programs to enhance offenders' literacy and academic skills. Counseling services encompass individual and group counseling, focusing on areas such as family violence, victim impact, positive parenting, motivation for change, and re-entry preparation. Additionally, Paulding PDC provides religious activities, including various worship services, to support offenders' spiritual well-being.

Vocational training and On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities are also available, allowing offenders to develop practical skills in maintenance and food service, thereby enhancing their employability upon reentry into the community.

Overall, Paulding Probation Detention Center plays a crucial role in Georgia's criminal justice system by offering a structured and supportive environment for offenders to address their needs, acquire essential life skills, and work towards successful rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Paulding 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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