GDC-Smith Transitional Center (TC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
9676 US Hwy 301, Claxton, GA 30427
Mailing Address
PO Box 726, Claxton, GA 30427

Smith TC 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 Smith TC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-739-5360.

Located at 9676 US Hwy 301 in Claxton, GA, Smith TC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Smith TC 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-Smith Transitional Center (TC) 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 Smith TC, established in 1993 with a capacity of 213 residents, aims to protect the community while assisting residents in successfully reintegrating into society. It operates under the mission of providing social and employment skills in a structured environment, with Smith State Prison serving as the host facility. Housing at the center consists of four open dormitories equipped with bunk beds to accommodate residents.

Residents are actively involved in the work release program at the Poultry Processing Plant as part of their work details. This program allows them to secure and maintain a paying job in the community while adhering to the center's structure.

Various counseling programs are offered at the Smith Transitional, including individual counseling, family violence support, detours, re-entry preparation, motivation for change, matrix programs, vocational rehabilitation, and services provided by Easter Seals.

Recreational activities focus on general recreation and physical health to promote overall well-being among residents.

The center also provides religious activities such as worship services, Bible study sessions, and pastoral counseling to cater to residents' spiritual needs.

In terms of vocational training, residents have the opportunity to participate in on-the-job training in poultry processing to acquire valuable skills for future employment opportunities.

Additionally, the center provides housing for low-risk maintenance workers who are not part of the work release program. These residents are assigned full-time to maintain the facility or other state facilities in the area. Although they do not receive wages, they have access to other programs offered at the center.

Inmate Locator

Smith TC 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

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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