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GDC - West Central Pre-Release

State Prison

Last Updated: July 31, 2020
1070 Co Farm Rd, Zebulon, GA 30295

West Central Pre-Release is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - West Central Pre-Release basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 770-567-0531

The inmates housed at West Central Pre-Release located at 1070 Co Farm Rd in Zebulon, 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.

MISSION - This center was originally built to be a male Probation Detention Center. It was remissioned in 1996 as a male medium security prison. It was remissioned in 2002 as a female Probation Detention Center. It was again remissioned in 2008 as a female Pre Release Center. In July, 2012 the current mission began as an integrated treatment facility for female probation violators with co-occurring conditions (138 beds) who receive mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as female inmates (46 beds) who support the work mission of the facility.

HOUSING - Four open dormitories with bunk beds, housing 46 in each dorm. There are also have five isolation/segregation cells.

WORK DETAILS - There are three details assigned to State Offices Tift Campus, one to Offender Administration Unit, details to cities of Zebulon, Concord and Molena.



  • Academic: General Education Diploma
  • Counseling: RSAT ( SPECTRUM), Re-Entry, Mental Health Services, General Population Counseling
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Parenting Classes, Vocational, Career Center
  • Vocational/OJT: Maintenance, Food Prep, Laundry Services, Groundskeeping and Customer Service - pending

GDC - West Central Pre-Release - Inmate Handbook

GDC - West Central Pre-Release - Performance Incentive Credit (PIC) Program

GDC - West Central Pre-Release - Inmate Education Programs

Inmate Locator

GDC - West Central Pre-Release 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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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

GDC - West Central Pre-Release - Visitation

  • 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
  • Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday M-Z; Sundays A-L); State Holidays

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