Screven County Prison 859 Rocky Ford Rd Sylvania, GA 30467 Phone (912) 863-4555 Fax: (912) 863-7523
Mission and Profile
The Screven County Prison’s mission is to provide safe and secure prisoner housing for state offenders under contract with the Georgia Department of Corrections; to provide an inmate labor force working daily for county departments including public works, solid waste, recreation and facilities management, and for other agencies on request
Since 1951, this facility has been used as a work camp primarily for state prisoners. Currently this facilities house 148 (minimum and medium security) state prisoners. There are a total of five dormitories within the facility; two dorms houses 36 offender each, two dorms houses 38 offenders each seven isolations/segregation cells in the last dorm. Costs for these inmates are allocated through other budget divisions where correctional officers supervise their work which is provided by the Screven COunty Government.
Screven County Prison provides programs for each offender: (Academic) Advanced Level General Education Diploma Classes (GED) provided through Ogeechee Technical College. Re-entry, Motivation for Change, and Think for Change are provided through the Counseling services and Vocational Service/OJT programs are offered; barbershop, kitchen, landscaping and fire department, etc;
Screven County Prison also has a Zero Tolerance for any form of Sexual Abuse or Harassment. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 2003 prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct in correctional institutions. The Georgia Department of Corrections and Screven County Prison are committed to protecting offenders in its custody from sexual contact or sexual misconduct. There is a mandated three year federal audit required by all facilities within the Department of Corrections. Screven County Prison first audit was conducted in August 2016 with success and the next audit is scheduled for February 2019.