Thank You to the Georgia Department of Corrections Staff!
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) employs more than 10,000 people in its state’s prisons and supervises nearly 52,000 state prisoners. The staff is committed to improving the lives of those in its care and is dedicated to keeping them safe. The staff of the department appreciates your kindness and generosity, and we thank you for your commitment to public safety. The Department also recognizes the importance of volunteerism, and we encourage you to volunteer with the Georgia Department of Corrections.
The Georgia Department of Corrections is committed to maintaining and improving their library collection. These resources support academic education programs, leisure reading, and vocational education. The Georgia Department of Corrections has 34 correctional facilities and their mission is to provide inmates with books that will inspire and educate them. They also provide a Law Library for inmates to learn about the law. To further improve their services, the GDC has partnered with local libraries to offer inmates the opportunity to borrow books from their local public libraries.
In addition to providing excellent care to their inmates
The Georgia Department of Corrections is also committed to preventing the spread of HIV. The Center for Human Rights recently sued the Georgia Department of Corrections for failing to maintain an environment where inmates can flourish. The organization is also working to reduce violence in prisons. The Southern Center for Human Rights filed a lawsuit against the GDC in August, which prompted the Georgia government to take action. The organization also reports that there are five percent annual turnover rates for corrections officers and 40 percent of those positions are unfilled.
A federal investigation into the Georgia Department of Corrections’ prisons is currently underway
The focus of the investigation is on how the inmates are treated and how they can be protected. The DOJ found that inmates aren’t receiving adequate health care as a result of the understaffing problem. The DOJ has a list of a dozen cases where inmates were injured and killed. It’s a complicated process, but the DOJ is focusing on ensuring that the problem does not spread.
The state prison call center provides quality customer service and supports Headquarters staff. The Call Center also assists the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in its oversight of the prisons. Using state-of-the-art technology, the Call Center handles offender information inquiries and supports 20 State Prison facilities. This centralized team is committed to ensuring that inmates are kept safe and healthy. They are responsible for ensuring that a quality prison is not compromised.