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Sentences are imposed by a Judge and calculated by the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). In some instances, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles may impose an earlier release date based on the individual’s criminal history, and program participation and behavioral conduct during a sentence. For additional information, you may contact the State Board of Pardons and Paroles at 404-656-4661.
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Offender visitation is held on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitation is also held on approved Athens-Clarke County holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Only individuals on the offender’s approved visitation list are permitted to visit. Visitation lists are updated only in May and November of each year. For additional information, you may contact the counselor at 706-613-3400. The counselor is responsible for approving all visitors.
Send money orders only (no personal checks) to: Athens-Clarke County Corrections Offender’s Name, Offender’s GDC Number 2825 County Farm Rd. Athens, GA 30605
Only specific items can be sent to an offender with prior approval. Once the family member receives an approved package sheet from the facility for the specified items, the package can be sent. The approval form must be returned with the package. For additional information, you may contact the administrative officer at 706-613-3400.
Adult men who have been sentenced to the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) may be housed at the Correctional Institution. Prior to approving an offender housing at this facility, GDC will review criminal and behavioral histories, release dates, and ability to participate in rehabilitative programs, and assign each one either a medium or minimum security level. Once approved by GDC, the offenders may be transferred here to begin their journey as returning citizens.
For security and risk reasons, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) carefully considers an offender’s housing location in regards to proximity to their county of conviction and release plan. An offender may work with their Counselor at their present location to request a transfer closer to home. If the offender’s request is approved within the facility, the request will be forwarded to GDC’s Offender Administration for review and action.
If you have a concern about the proximity of an offender’s location, you may contact the Georgia Department of Corrections Offender Administration at 770-504-7312. If you have a concern about an offender housed at the Athens-Clarke County Corrections Institution, please contact the facility at 706-613-3400.