GDC-Womens Probation Detention Center (PDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
8662 US Hwy 301 N, Claxton, GA 30417
Mailing Address
PO Box 920, Claxton, GA 30417

Womens PDC 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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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Womens PDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 912-739-0716.

Located at 8662 US Hwy 301 N in Claxton, GA, Womens PDC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Womens PDC 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-Womens Probation Detention Center (PDC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The Women's PDC stands as a pioneering institution within Georgia's criminal justice system, providing a specialized environment for female offenders who require structured supervision and support beyond regular community supervision. Established in 1992 on a six-acre property, it was the state's first detention center dedicated to female offenders. The center's operational ethos, "Women Working," emphasizes a holistic approach to rehabilitation, combining rehabilitative programs, community service, self-discipline, and labor to foster self-confidence, independence, and respect.

The primary mission of the Women's Probation Detention Center is to offer a sanctioning option for probationers needing additional security or supervision. With a highly structured setting and regimented schedules, the center aims to equip offenders with the necessary skills and resources to succeed in the community. Through supervised, unpaid work in surrounding communities and tailored programming, the center endeavors to empower offenders to become productive and law-abiding citizens.

Housing at the Women's PDC consists of four open dormitories equipped with bunk beds, providing a safe and conducive living environment for residents. The dormitory setup promotes camaraderie among inmates while maintaining order and discipline within the facility.

Offenders at the Women's PDC engage in various work details both within the facility and in the surrounding communities. Detail assignments include tasks for local government entities such as the Cities of Claxton, Pembroke, and Richmond Hill, as well as the Bryan County Recreation Department and school systems in Evans and Tattnall Counties. Additionally, special projects and restoration efforts contribute to community development and restoration initiatives.

The center offers a range of programs aimed at addressing the educational, counseling, and recreational needs of its residents. Academic offerings include General Education Diploma (GED) and Adult Basic Education programs to enhance literacy and academic skills. Counseling services cover a wide range of topics, including pre-release preparation, re-entry support, women's health issues, mental health, and substance abuse recovery through programs like Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous. Recreational activities provide residents with opportunities for relaxation and personal development.

Religious activities, such as worship services and Bible study, are also available to support residents' spiritual well-being and moral development.

In collaboration with Smith State Prison, the Women's Probation Detention Center plays a crucial role in facilitating the rehabilitation and successful reintegration of female offenders into society, promoting positive behavioral change and community engagement.

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Inmate Locator

Womens PDC 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


HOURS: 9:00AM TO 3:00PM

DAYS: Alternated Visitation Days

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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