The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is responding with all available resources to help lessen the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into our facilities.
The GDC has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in an effort to assist with information important to friends and family of offenders.
The following is a list of general COVID-19 information provided to offenders. Additional materials, including posters and a more detailed outline of COVID-19 via communication from the Warden, and display of posters around the facilities have also been provided.
All updates related to visitation at GDC facilities will be provided here and on Twitter @GACorrections.
Visitation at GDC facilities will remain suspended until further notice, in keeping with Governor Kemp’s renewed executive order extending COVID restrictions through November 30, 2020. Visitation appointments previously scheduled via our website for November 21-30 will be automatically rescheduled by individual facilities. Scheduling for dates beginning December 1st will remain open for submission and will not be cancelled at this time. A decision for resuming modified visitation will be made as soon as possible based on state and facility positivity rates leading up to November 30th.
Visits will be made by appointment only and will be in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Instructions related to scheduling appointments and additional details can be found here: Facility Visitation Process
To make an appointment, please click below. If your loved one is housed at a county or private facility, please contact that facility directly for information related to scheduling.
The GDC will maintain a COVID-19 dashboard for providing status of COVID-19 cases among GDC staff (self-reported), as well as among the state, county and private facility offender population. This dashboard will be updated daily at 6:00pm, based on the most recent data available from the GDC’s Office of Health Services.
For the most current public information released by the GDC, please refer to our press releases and social media channels. All updates will be provided here, as soon as they become available.
For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Department of Public Health (DPH)