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131 Detainees Complete RSAT Program and Return to Society

Bleckley RSAT honors graduates

FORSYTH, Ga. – Since the inaugural graduation on April 27, Bleckley Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Center has had a total of 131 detainees complete the RSAT program. Upon completion, each graduate returned to society.

“Bleckley RSAT is off to great start with 131 graduates,” said Commissioner Bryson. “The intensive, highly structured therapy provided by this program ensures that participants are prepared to be law-abiding, self-supporting, pro-social citizens.”

The nine-month program has four nine-week phases. Phase one: orientation; phase two: active phase; phase three: re-entry; and phase four: exit phase. The program targets high-risk offenders nearing release who struggle with substance abuse issues. The program also offers students the opportunity to complete their GED if they have not already.

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The 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.

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