GDC-Paulding Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 19, 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.

The Paulding Probation Detention Center, with a capacity of 260, was established in 2000 to provide a higher level of security and supervision for probationers than that available through regular community supervision. This facility, situated on 10 acres donated by Paulding County, is specifically designed for adult male offenders and serves as a sentencing alternative for the courts, accommodating individuals through probation revocation or direct sentences. Hays State Prison serves as the host facility for the Paulding Probation Detention Center.

The center comprises four separate dormitories, each housing 63 beds, and includes a separate Administrative/Segregation Unit with eight beds. This structured environment is characterized by regimented schedules that incorporate supervised, unpaid work in the surrounding communities and programming aimed at enhancing the offenders' success upon reintegration into society.

The facility utilizes a significant number of work details, both internal and external. In addition to inside tasks essential for the facility's operation, there are 24 outside work details, including assignments with the City of Austell, Bartow County, Cobb County, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation in Bartow County, Chester Ave, and Cobb County, the City of Dallas, Paulding County, the City of Hiram, the City of Rockmart, the City of Tallapoosa, Polk County, the Rockmart Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, and the City of Douglasville.

A comprehensive range of programs is available to inmates, covering academic, counseling, religious, and vocational needs. Academic programs include General Education Diploma and Remedial Education courses. Counseling services encompass Individual and Group Counseling, Family Violence Intervention, Victim Impact sessions, Positive Parenting classes, Motivation for Change workshops, Re-Entry planning, and the Celebrate Recovery 12-Step Group. Various worship services are offered under Religious Activities. Vocational training and on-the-job training opportunities include Maintenance and Food Service, providing inmates with practical skills to aid their reintegration into the community.

The jail 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. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. 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. You may send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

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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