Long County
State Prison

The Long State Prison is a medium security facility located in Ludowici, GA, and is a state prison in the Georgia Department of Corrections. As a medium security facility, it has a strengthened perimeter fence, rolls and rolls of razor wire and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, the State offers a wide range of work a nd treatment programs. The medium classification means that the inmates are supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. Medium and security prisons house more serious offenders, but inmates can also be sent to serve time in a lower security facilities for good behavior nearing the end of their sentence. The Long State Prison provides meaningful work opportunities through correctional industries and institutional support. In addition, they also provide educational opportunities, cognitive behavioral treatment, anger management and reintegration activities which assists in returning inmates to society as a more productive citizen. The Georgia DOC has quality physical and mental health care and supportive education in an efficient and cost effective manner. Long State Prison is a state penitentiary that is operated by the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) and is used to house and rehabilitate criminals sentenced by a judge to a specific commitment length. The state's prisons are funded by state tax money to provide food and clothes to inmates and to train and hire employees to operate the prison efficiently. Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment and are "property of the state". They must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or isolation. They do retain some rights as granted by the state and federal constitutions. Prison is like a town inside a town. There is a mayor (the warden), police (correctional staff), a jail (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the "hole"), laws (administrative rules), judges (hearings officers), a store (the commissary), housing (cells), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), a cafeteria (chow hall), and the inmates all have a job that assist in keeping the facility running.  There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates.  Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat.  All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.  Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the canteen. Meal times are assigned and inmates have 25 minutes in which to eat and leave the dining room, there are no seconds. Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time.  All movements of inmates from one area to another are monitored and supervised.  Visitation is a privilege reserved for inmates in good standing and contact is limited. All phone calls (except legal calls) are recorded and monitored and must be made collect or with a pre-paid account, or a debit card. 

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