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Old 05-01-2004, 02:55 PM
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WHEELER CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
WHEELER COUNTY, GEORGIA
PRIVATE PRISON


ADDRESS:
1100 NORTH BROAD STREET
ALAMO, GA 30411

TEL: (912)568-1731

The Georgia Department of Corrections has contracted with Cornell Corrections and Corrections Corporation of America to operate three private prisons located throughout the state. D. Ray James Prison located in Folkston, Georgia is operated by Cornell Corrections. Coffee Correctional Institute located in Nicholls, Georgia and Wheeler Correctional Institute located in Alamo, Georgia are operated by Corrections Corporation of America.


The Department has assigned a team of specialists to monitor the daily operation of each of the three private facilities and ensure that the terms of the contracts are being met. Employees at the facilities include security personnel (certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council), counselors, program specialists and support staff. Programming for inmate vocational, educational and substance abuse treatment closely follow the standards found in state-operated facilities.
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My boyfriend is at this facility and has been told that this is a short-term facility. Is this true? If anyone has details on this prison please inform me.
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As you are aware, my fiance' is there. He said most are short-term. He is supposed to parole in January, so maybe its a good thing he is there.
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to kwiggins and A's precious, good luck on short term prison, if that is true, My fiance just was sentence to 4 year and just got to classification, i hoping that he get prole early and no violent crimes, but found cocain in his possesion, it was only $2 worth, but he was in jail for that before, i hoping he get even get parole....did nay of friends go to Jackson, if so what is it like...can you'll visit the prison now even if you are not married, let me any info you have on anything...we have to stick together and I will find anything I know....GOD BLESS YOU BOTH
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i would also like like to know if this short term cause at this piont i dont know anything just that my fiance is here
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i would also like like to know if this short term cause at this piont i dont know anything just that my fiance is here
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Hi Lynn my boyfriend/finace is also at Wheeler but ,from things he has said, there are inmates at this facility with all different sentence lengths. He is only there through December 22nd but he actually started out at Gwinnett County on June 1st, then went to Coastal on July 17th, and then on to Wheeler August 23rd. This is my first time of having someone close to me in jail so I am still learning things but if there is ever anything I can help you out with just let me know. Take Care!!
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Sorry guys i am new at this I dont know how to post questions or topics maybe someone could help me? My husband is at Wheeler and he has 3 years to serve he got credit for the 1 year he has served. He has no TPM nor has the parole board even spoke with him anyone have any idea on a date that he might get to come home? I appreciate all the help i can get.
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Welcome to PTO and the Georgia board. I also have a loved one at Wheeler and will be glad to answer any questions you might have. As far as when he will be reviewed well the parole board and DOC move at their own pace and you will have to be patient. He should here something in a month or so though. In the meantime write the board and tell them what his release address would be, if he has a job see if you can get a letter to that effect. Just take it one day at a time and take a lot of deep breaths.
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My husband was at Wheeler for 3 years, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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My son is at Wheeler. His profile does not show credit for his jail time. Whose responsibility is it to fix this?
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He probably needs to talk to his counselor and have them get with records to check on dates. Was he held on any type of probation violation or other charges that were dropped before is conviction? A lot of times if he had misdemenors that were sentenced to time served the the DOC does not allow that to count toward the state time. Just giving a few possibilities, or sometimes human error is involved so tell him to keep after the counselor, most of the time they will not discuss this with anyone other than the inmate so he will have to handle the paperwork.
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also get past the idea of "who's responsibility is it?" the doc and the parole board will make it very clear that NOTHING is their responsibility and that you are just as much at fault as your loved one who is locked up. we are all dirt under their feet in their eyes so they are not "responsible" to any of us for anything in their minds.
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My son has been sent to Wheeler and I can't find any informatio online concerning care packages, vistation, basically ANYTHING! We have never been in this situation before, so I'm a true "newbie." He is having trouble getting this information as well. What can families do and not do? What does TPM stand for? I'd really be grateful for any help from anyone familiar with this facility. We are a 7 hour drive from him in TN. I would hate to go down there and then not be able to visit him. PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks in advance for ANY help at all!
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KCB- I had a friend who did a few years down at Wheeler. You're not going to find this information on the web site- because Georgia's just really behind in technology stuff. The best way to get information is to either write your son and have him find out the answers from his counselor (they'll give him this info during orientation/ classification) or call down there as speak to his counselor yourself. Most of the administrative staffers are really helpful in cases like this... good luck!!
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My friend is also at wheeler and I can find nothing. anything would help. Im flying into Ga next Friday and hope to be able to visit, byt do not know if I am approved yet?
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Does anyone use Global Tel Link to talk to your loved ones at Wheeler? Everytime I call Global Tel Link, they have a lot of trouble finding this facility. One representative said that they don't serve Wheeler
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does anyone use global tel link to talk to your loved ones at wheeler? Everytime i call global tel link, they have a lot of trouble finding this facility. One representative said that they don't serve wheeler
my husband is at wheeler and global tel link is the service provider for their collect calls. Here's their phone number 1-800-231-0193 .also i know that your loved one has to attempt to call before the account can be set-up. Hopefully this helps you. Feel free to ask any more questions you may have.
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hello my name is dee and my fiance is currently at wheeler. i am new to this and i wanted to know if there is anyone that can explain to me what a tpm is?. Any help you can give will be appreciated.
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My friend is also at wheeler and I can find nothing. anything would help. Im flying into Ga next Friday and hope to be able to visit, byt do not know if I am approved yet?
you should call them before you come down here so you dont end up making a blank trip. He can also find out if you were approved through his counselor.
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Does anyone use Global Tel Link to talk to your loved ones at Wheeler? Everytime I call Global Tel Link, they have a lot of trouble finding this facility. One representative said that they don't serve Wheeler
yes i use them, they told me that at first but then they checked again and set up the account. Make sure you set it up where they bill you directly and not a prepaid account. You get more calls when they bill you even though your limit will be $100.
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Can someone tell me about Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Ga. I need any info given
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Can someone tell me about Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo, Ga. I need any info given
my fiance is currently at wheeler, if there's any information that i can help you with please let me know.
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I am interested in some information too. I am from Germany and I found out, that my stepbrother is there since January. We have lost contact for over about 14 years.
As in Germany everything is a little bit different I don`t know anything about the prison-system in the states. For example: how does it work with having a telephone call to him in wheelers? Maybe you can discribe it very detailed?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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I am interested in some information too. I am from Germany and I found out, that my stepbrother is there since January. We have lost contact for over about 14 years.
As in Germany everything is a little bit different I don`t know anything about the prison-system in the states. For example: how does it work with having a telephone call to him in wheelers? Maybe you can discribe it very detailed?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
he has to add your name and number to his call list and then you must set up a account with a company called GTL their telephone number is (1-800)231-0193. They will tell you what you will need to do after that.
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