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GDC - Wheeler Correctional Facility - CoreCivic

Private Facility

Last Updated: January 11, 2022
Address
195 N Broad St, Alamo, GA 30411
Beds
3212
County
Wheeler
Phone
912-568-1732
Fax
912-568-1710
Email
stephenh.smith@cca.com

Wheeler Correctional is for Private Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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GDC - Wheeler Correctional Facility - CoreCivic basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 912-568-1732

The inmates housed at GDC - Wheeler Correctional Facility - CoreCivic located at 195 N Broad St in Alamo, GA are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Wheeler Correctional Facility is a medium-security institution that houses about 2,875 adult males offenders that are housed in a dormitory-style building with eight units containing 80-88 offenders in each dorm. The segregation unit has single cells for housing inmates in segregation and isolation. Segregation is reserved for inmates who present a challenge to manage, or have safety and security issues. Selected inmates may work on crews that assist various county departments such as parks and recreations, recycling, sanitation, and other agencies.

Offenders can take educational courses that include adult basic education, and GED courses. Worship and prayer services are offered by the Chaplains office. Counseling is given in individual and group sessions, and cover a range of issues from substance abuse to family violence. Inmates can also take vocational courses on computing, masonry, carpentry, plumbing and electrical systems.

HOUSING: Consists of 8 main units, 3 cellblocks with 3 pods housing from 80 to 88; 3 dormitory style with 6 pods housing approximately 48, 3 dormitory style with 7 pods housing between 64 - 84. 1 segregation unit with 98 total beds and 1 segregation unit with 80 total beds.

WORK DETAILS: Building and Grounds Maintenance, Cities of Alamo & Glenwood, Wheeler County, Wheeler County Board of Education, Little Ocmulgee State Park and Recycling.

  • SINGLE CELLS
  • MINIMUM
  • INTENSIVE THERAPEUTIC
  • CERT TEAM

PROGRAMS:

  • Academic: GENERAL Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Wellness, Health, Remedial Education
  • Counseling: Individual and Group Counseling, Family Violence, Confronting Self, Thinking for A Change, Substance Abuse
  • Recreation: General Recreation
  • Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Faith-Based Program
  • Vocational/OJT: Computer, Plumbing, Electrical, Horticulture, Masonry, Carpentry

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Visitation Information

GDC – Wheeler Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visitors must be on the inmate's approved visitation list. Inmates may receive visits from immediate family (parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, grandparents, children and stepchildren). Inmates may also receive visits from significant others (a member of an inmate's extended family, a friend, or some other person having a meaningful relationship with the inmate).

Visitors may be requested to complete a GCIC/NCIC consent form for GDC facilities authorizing the release of driver and criminal history information to the Georgia Department of Corrections and this facility. Information received will determine approval/disapproval to visit the facility. Individuals considered as "significant others" must complete the "significant other" application process for visitation privilege.

Visitors under the age of sixteen (16) must be accompanied by an adult on the visiting list. Any searches of children sixteen (16) years and younger must be performed in the presence of the companied adult. The application process takes approximately 4-6 weeks. The inmate you are requesting to visit will receive a notice advising of the approval/denial of your visitation application.

Regular visiting is held on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. and then again at 2:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

The visitation schedule is rotated between housing units every quarter.

SATURDAY

  • 100 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 200 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 400 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 900 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM

SATURDAY

  • 500 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 600 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 700 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 800 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

SUNDAY

  • 100 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 200 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 400 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 900 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

SUNDAY

  • 500 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 600 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 700 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 800 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

  • 100 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 200 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 400 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM
  • 500 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 600 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 700 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 800 Unit 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 900 Unit 2:30 PM – 7: 30 PM

Visitors will be allowed to visit with an inmate during the scheduled time allotted for his housing unit. Normally, there will be no restrictions placed on the length of visits during the facility's established visitation periods. However, the Shift Supervisor has the authority to adjust the length of visitation times allotted to individual inmates or to terminate visits, during a time of overcrowding. If overcrowding requires of termination of visits, inmates who had their visits begun first will normally be first to have their visits terminated. However, such factors as relationships, frequency of visits, distance traveled, etc, will be taken into consideration. The Shift Supervisor may also terminate individual visits because of improper conduct or failure to abide by regulations.

Visitors are required to park in the designated visitor parking lot. Visitors must ensure that vehicle windows are closed and doors are locked. Visitors are not authorized to park in any of the restricted areas. Persons or pets are not allowed to be left in parked vehicles during visitation. All visitors will be required to sign in and out for all visiting sessions on the Inmate Visitor Register. Any small child incapable of signing in is required to be signed in by the adult visitor who is responsible for the child.

Visitors are required to pass through a metal detector before being allowed into visitation. In the event that a visitor is unable to pass through the metal detector or there is reasonable suspicion that the visitor is in possession of contraband, a pat and/or frisk search may be conducted. Prior to the pat and/or frisk search; the visitor must complete a Voluntary Search Consent. Any visitor who refuses to complete the consent form to be searched will not be allowed to visit until approved in writing by the Chief of Security or Administrative Duty Officer.

Visitors are required to wear appropriate attire. Shoes are required for all visitors, including children, at all times. Male visitors are required to wear shirts and full-length trousers. Inappropriate clothing shall include, but not limited to:
• Dresses or tops with thin straps which expose shoulders or chest area in any manner
• Tube tops or halter tops of any type
• Any type of clothing which reveals the stomach or midriff area
• Any type of clothing that is made of sheer or transparent material
• Shorts of any kind or any kind of slacks that are above the knee (children aged twelve and under may wear shorts)
• Dresses, skirts, or similar garments that are more than two (2) inches above the knees
• Females are required to wear foundation type garments such as bras, panties, and slip
• Male visitors are not permitted to wear tank tops or short tops of any kind, nor see-through tops made of net or mesh webbing. Shorts are not permitted (children twelve (12) and under may wear shorts)

Visitors are not allowed to wear inmate clothing or jewelry at any time during the visit.

The visitor must possess a current photo ID. The visitor's identification and car keys must be submitted to the visitation officer prior to entering the visitation area and will be returned at the completion of the visit.

What items am I allowed to bring to visitation? Visitors may only bring in authorized items identified by the facility (I.E. ID card, car keys, currency not to exceed $25.00, currency allowed consists of change and/or $1.00 bills). Visitors are not allowed to bring food or drink into the facility. Visitors are not allowed to bring food or drink into the facility. Visitors are not allowed to bring money for inmates when visiting. Musical instruments, radios, pets, cameras, or tape recorders will not be allowed in the visiting area. Visitors that appear to be under the influence of drug and/or alcohol will not be permitted to visit. The introduction, or attempted introduction, of any form of contraband into the visiting area or within the facility property will result in appropriate action taken by both the visiting room officer and administrative staff.

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