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GDC - Valdosta State Annex

State Prison

Last Updated: December 17, 2019
Address
3259 Valtech Road|PO Box 5367, Valdosta, GA 31603
Beds
316
County
Lowndes
Phone
229-245-6450
Fax
229-245-6586

GDC - Valdosta State Annex is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - Valdosta State Annex basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 229-245-6450

The inmates housed at GDC - Valdosta State Annex located at 3259 Valtech Road|PO Box 5367 in Valdosta, GA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

GDC - Valdosta Annex - Fact Sheet

GDC - Valdosta Annex - Visitation

MISSION:

To protect the public by maintaining custody of close security offenders while providing academic and vocational education, mental health and mental retardation services and specialized evidence-based counseling programs. The Annex protects the public by maintaining custody of medium and minimum security offenders while providing outside work details to the community. The Georgia Correctional Industries chemical plant, located on the grounds of the Annex, manufactures cleaning supplies for prisons throughout the Department. This is a Tier I & II facility.

HOUSING:

Valdosta State Prison consists of 10 General Population units with 500 beds, six Mental Health units with 264 beds, 25 Isolation beds plus 12 Acute Care Unit beds and four Crisis Stabilization Unit beds. The Annex contains 554 General Population beds. Of those beds, 100 are designated as Residential Substance Abuse Center beds. This facility also houses a Special Management Unit (SMU), a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad and a Canine Unit.

  • OPEN DORMITORY
  • SINGLE CELLS
  • RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

WORK DETAILS

Valdosta State Prison and Annex inside details: Orderlies, Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture, Laundry, Food Service, Trash, Aides, Barbers and Maintenance. The Annex provides the following outside details: Correctional Industries, Department of Transportation, City of Valdosta, (1 detail), Lowndes County (3 details), Valdosta State Prison (2 details), Department of Transportation (Weigh Station), City of Adel and Maintenance (Outside Institution).

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial, Special Education, Monthly Correspondence Course Work
  • Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Ed., Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Residential Substance Abuse Center, Matrix Early Recovery, Matrix Relapse Prevention
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Family Violence, Moral Reconation Therapy, Health Awareness, Thinking for a Change, Victim Impact, Lifers Group, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Career Center in Media Center
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Spiritual Enlightenment, Faith & Character Based Program, KAIROS, Gospel Choir
  • Vocational/OJT: Barbering, Custodial Maintenance, Dorm Orderlies, Laundry & Warehouse Orderlies, Food Service, General Office Clerk, Paint Detail
VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

General Population:
Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Tier Visitation Hours (scheduled 24 hours prior by visitor):
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, excluding State Holidays
Hours: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

MISSION:

To protect the public by maintaining custody of close security offenders while providing academic and vocational education, mental health and mental retardation services and specialized evidence-based counseling programs. The Annex protects the public by maintaining custody of medium and minimum security offenders while providing outside work details to the community. The Georgia Correctional Industries chemical plant, located on the grounds of the Annex, manufactures cleaning supplies for prisons throughout the Department. This is a Tier I & II facility.

HOUSING:

Valdosta State Prison consists of 10 General Population units with 500 beds, six Mental Health units with 264 beds, 25 Isolation beds plus 12 Acute Care Unit beds and four Crisis Stabilization Unit beds. The Annex contains 554 General Population beds. Of those beds, 100 are designated as Residential Substance Abuse Center beds. This facility also houses a Special Management Unit (SMU), a C.E.R.T. Team, Tactical Squad and a Canine Unit.

  • OPEN DORMITORY
  • SINGLE CELLS
  • RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

WORK DETAILS

Valdosta State Prison and Annex inside details: Orderlies, Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture, Laundry, Food Service, Trash, Aides, Barbers and Maintenance. The Annex provides the following outside details: Correctional Industries, Department of Transportation, City of Valdosta, (1 detail), Lowndes County (3 details), Valdosta State Prison (2 details), Department of Transportation (Weigh Station), City of Adel and Maintenance (Outside Institution).

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial, Special Education, Monthly Correspondence Course Work
  • Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse Ed., Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Residential Substance Abuse Center, Matrix Early Recovery, Matrix Relapse Prevention
  • Counseling: Motivation for Change, Re-Entry, Family Violence, Moral Reconation Therapy, Health Awareness, Thinking for a Change, Victim Impact, Lifers Group, Sex Offender Psycho-Educational Program (SOPP), Career Center in Media Center
  • Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Spiritual Enlightenment, Faith & Character Based Program, KAIROS, Gospel Choir
  • Vocational/OJT: Barbering, Custodial Maintenance, Dorm Orderlies, Laundry & Warehouse Orderlies, Food Service, General Office Clerk, Paint Detail

Inmate Locator

GDC - Valdosta State Annex is a facility in the Georgia Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The GDC will begin a modified visitation schedule TENTATIVELY on January 8th, 2021.

Visits will be made by appointment only and will be in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details can be found here: Facility Visitation Process.

To make an appointment, please click below. If your loved one is housed at a county or private facility, please contact that facility directly for information related to scheduling.

Please note, the date is subject to change and is dependent upon state and facility positivity rates leading up to January 8th.

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APPROVED VISITORS WILL REQUEST VISITATION BY ACCESSING THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE

Scheduling requests may be submitted from 5:00 AM Monday - 5:00 PM Wednesday only for that week’s visitation.

  • One (1) visit every other month per inmate will be allowed
  • Visits will be no more than two (2) hours in length
  • Two (2) approved visitors will be allowed and must visit at the same time
  • No visitors under the age of twelve (12) will be permitted
  • All visitors must be on the offenders approved visitation list
  • An email will be sent from gdcvisitationnoreply@gdc.ga.gov once your request for visitation has been approved
  • Offenders on quarantine or medical isolation status will not be allowed visits

Inmates with last names beginning A - L will visit on Saturday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Saturday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Saturday Session 2

Inmates with last names beginning M - Z will visit on Sunday

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Sunday Session 1
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Sunday Session 2

Visitation Information

General Population: Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM Tier Visitation Hours (scheduled 24 hours prior by visitor): Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, excluding State Holidays Hours: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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