GDC - Southeast Probation Detention Center

State Prison

Last Updated: October 31, 2019
8662 US Hwy 301, Claxton, GA 30417

SE Probation Detention Center 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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GDC - Southeast Probation Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 912-739-1911

Located at 8662 US Hwy 301 in Claxton, GA, SE Probation Detention Center carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SE Probation Detention Center 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.

A probation detention center (PDC) is a minimum-security facility for confining probationers up to 180 days. Offenders may be sent directly to the center as a sentencing option or if they prove unable to fulfill their probation obligations in the community, may be sent to the detention center as a result of a revocation proceeding. There are seven PDCs currently in operation with a total of 2,300 beds. Two of the centers house female probationers, totaling 470 beds.

PDCs provide a sanctioning option for probationers who require more security or supervision but may not qualify for a boot camp. The centers are highly structured, with regimented schedules that include supervised, unpaid work in surrounding communities and programming geared toward making them more successful in the community.

There are three facilities that house probationers with severe substance abuse problems. Two facilities serve male offenders with a capacity of 592 beds, and one facility provides services for female offenders with a capacity of 198 beds. The program for all three facilities offers advanced cognitive-behavioral substance abuse treatment with a complete mental health component.


  • A sentencing alternative to jail or prison
  • Seven male facilities and two female facility
  • Highly structured minimum-security facility with regimented schedules that include supervised, unpaid work in surrounding communities
  • Military-style discipline is emphasized
  • May be used as a direct sentencing option or a revocation/ Probation Options Management sanction
  • Associated with the facility side of the Department in terms of care, custody, food service and medical needs


  • Short-term programs with a designed length of 60-180 days
  • Average stay (if no behavior issues) is 90 days
  • Probationers required to work on a detail (inside or outside)
  • May receive credit for time served while awaiting on bed space for PDC in the county jail if Judge/Hearing Officers states specifically on the court order.
  • Probationers are transported to each facility by the local sheriff’s office


  • All probationers are required to be on work detail (inside or outside) five days per week.
    • Work detail within facility: food service, horticulture, auto-body, building grounds maintenance, janitorial, laundry, utilities, maintenance and sanitation duties
    • Community work details: Under supervision, low security offenders build, refurbish and maintain prison and civic buildings, perform road work, clean public buildings and schools and work at recycling centers and landfills
  • Programming varies from minimal education improvement to a broader spectrum of evidence-based treatment programs depending on the facility’s resources and court ordered requirements to include:
    • Motivation for Change
    • Substance abuse counseling-primarily AA/NA
    • Life Skills
    • Job Readiness
    • Group Counseling
    • Personal Health
    • GED/Adult Basic Education

Inmate Locator

SE Probation Detention Center 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

Visiting hours for SE Probation Detention Center are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 912-739-1911, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Claxton. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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