Facility Operations

Our current facility began its operation in 2001. We are governed by the Effingham County Board of Commissioners through the County Manager, as well as the Standard Operating Procedure of the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Inmate Labor

We routinely provide a labor force of more than 120 inmates each day throughout the county. Details performed by inmates include trash recovery on public roads, maintaining parks and recreation facilities, grounds keeping at the local hospital, and cleaning and maintaining drainage ditches. Other areas supported by inmate labor include the Health Department, Animal Control, the Senior Citizens building, State Patrol Office, the Weigh Station, and several more county and city government offices.

In addition to the aforementioned details, all meals and laundry services for the local jail, which houses approximately 205 offenders, are completed by inmates. Inmate labor results in a significant cost savings for the county.

Classes & Programs 

State inmates housed at a County prison are historically short-term inmates. To that end, there are requirements placed on each inmate to satisfy an individualized case plan prior to any parole consideration. Classes and therapeutic groups are provided that are designed to aid in achieving these requirements. The classes and groups available are: 

  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation
  • Legal Library Services
  • Library Services
  • Moral Recognition Therapy
  • Re-entry
  • Religious services