FORSYTH, Ga. – On April 12th, Lee Evidence Based Prison, located in Leesburg, Georgia held its annual Spring Family Day event. More than 400 visitors attended, and had the opportunity to spend the day reunifying with their incarcerated loved ones.
“The Family Day events provide offenders the opportunity to focus on rebuilding relationships with family and friends,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “These relationships are the fundamental pathway to successful reentry into society.”
During the event, education representatives were available to speak with offenders and their loved ones about the importance of taking advantage of educational opportunities the offenders are offered while incarcerated. Attendees were able to participate in various games, and enjoy snacks while spending time with their incarcerated loved ones.
Lee State Prison is an evidence-based facility, which was remissioned as such in June 2015. This facility provides offenders a two-year, four-phase program that encourages them to change their way of thinking, in order to change their behavior and return to society as productive citizens.
About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)
The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov .