Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > GEORGIA > Georgia Prison and Jail Specific Discussions
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Georgia Prison and Jail Specific Discussions This forum covers topics & discussions specific to Jails and Prisons located throughout the State of Georgia.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-01-2004, 06:42 PM
strongernow's Avatar
strongernow strongernow is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 22 Posts
Arrow Valdosta State Prison Annex, Georgia

Valdosta State Prison Annex
LOWNDES COUNTY, GEORGIA

ADDRESS:
3259 VALTECH ROAD
PO BOX 310/ PO BOX 5367
VALDOSTA, GA 31603

PHONE:(229) 333-7900 / (229) 245-6450

FAX: (229) 333-5387 / (229) 245-6586


ADULT MALE FELONS
CAPACITY: 870/316
CONSTRUCTED: 1988/1956
OPENED: 1989/1959
SECURITY LEVEL: CLOSE/MEDIUM
RENOVATED: 1989


MISSION:
Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Also, maintain custody of close security offenders while providing academic & vocational education, mental health/mental retardation services and specialized evidenced based counseling programs. The Annex protects the public by maintaining custody of medium and minimum security offenders while providing outside work details to the community. The Georgia Correctional Industries Chemical Plant, located on the grounds of the Annex, manufactures cleaning supplies for prisons throughout the Department. Host facility for Homerville SP, Lowndes Unit, Patten PDC and Valdosta TC.

HOUSING:
Valdosta State Prison consists of 10 General Population units with 500 beds, six Mental Health units with 264 beds, 25 Isolation beds plus 12 Acute Care Unit beds and four Crisis Stabilization Unit beds. The Annex contains 298 General Population beds.

PROGRAMS:
Academic: GED, ABE, Literacy, Remedial, Special Education, Monthly Correspondence Course Work, Education Combination & Phonics Class
Counseling: Re-Entry, P4L, Family Violence, MRT, Violence & Substance Abuse, Health Awareness, T4C, Victim Impact, Lifers Program, Music & Art Therapy, AA/NA
Recreation: General Recreation, Intramural Sports
Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, Spiritual Enlightenment, Faith & Character Based Program, KAIROS, Gospel Choir
Vocational/OJT: Barbering, Building & Custodial Maintenance



DIRECTIONS:
Take I-75 south to Exit 18 in Valdosta. Turn right onto Hwy 133. Take the first street on the right; Valdosta State Prison follows the Annex on the left.

For more info: http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/Faci...te_prison.html

Last edited by patchouli; 09-17-2012 at 08:00 AM.. Reason: update info / add link
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-15-2004, 12:10 PM
cgold cgold is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Lowndes State Prison

Anyone have anyone at Lowndes State or heard anything. I know what the DOC site says. I think Lowndes is probably right next to Valdosta State . My son just got transferred there and as ususal I'm gathering info.


Thanks all Cheryl
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2004, 12:21 PM
strongernow's Avatar
strongernow strongernow is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Hey Cheryl -
If I recall correctly, there is another member who has a loved on at Lowndes. Hopefully they will check in a be able to share some information with you.

Hope all is well with your family! Glad to see you around!
__________________
PJ[i]
"Forget the past; Live for today; Hope for tomorrow."
~Anon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2004, 11:33 PM
JohnsWifey JohnsWifey is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tybee Island, Georgia
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Lowndes..

If you need any info on lowndes i can definatly help you out. My man was there for over a year. It's a VERY small place. As you said it is right next door to valdosta state prison, so dont be confused when you go to visit. I went in the wrong prison the first time. You couldn't really confuse them though once you see it, valdosta is huge. If tyou have any questions at all feel free to chat...hope i helped..laura
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-09-2004, 12:32 AM
thixkmomma thixkmomma is offline
Waiting on my love
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: orlando,fl
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My baby has got transferred there now..I'm waiting on him 2 call soon..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-09-2004, 10:13 AM
cgold cgold is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thixkmomma
My baby has got transferred there now..I'm waiting on him 2 call soon..

If your in Florida, you'll be closer. That's great.

My son has been there only a few weeks. It's a lot better than where he was (Phillips). Less stress. My son needs physical work and they have plenty. I hope to hear from him this Sunday. My calls are more expensive and its further away but I think its a better place.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-09-2004, 10:15 AM
cgold cgold is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnsWifey
If you need any info on lowndes i can definatly help you out. My man was there for over a year. It's a VERY small place. As you said it is right next door to valdosta state prison, so dont be confused when you go to visit. I went in the wrong prison the first time. You couldn't really confuse them though once you see it, valdosta is huge. If tyou have any questions at all feel free to chat...hope i helped..laura

Thanks Laura. I'm feeling more comfortable with his situation every time I talk with him.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-11-2004, 10:49 PM
thixkmomma thixkmomma is offline
Waiting on my love
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: orlando,fl
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hey I would like more information abot this prison... My boo now resides there I met him in prison which is now 11 years ago , we now have a baby 2gether a daughter noe he's closer to move because i move from ga to fl and he was at screven county now he's only 4 hours away...still i need comfort....need a friend to chat with..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-25-2006, 08:19 AM
lrswls's Avatar
lrswls lrswls is offline
lisa
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: thomaston,ga
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

My husband was transferred to Lowdnes last week. What is the dress code, rules, ect,. Is there a waiting period before you can go visit? I called and was told if we were approved to visit while he was in Jackson we could come see him, but he could not give out any more info than that. We never got to see him at Jackson, they changed visitation from 6 weeks to 60 days before they could get a visit in Jackson. He was shipped out before his 60 was over. I have a long drive to get there and I hate to waste it going if we can't see him. All help will be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-17-2007, 05:33 PM
ICare23 ICare23 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Looking for information on Lowndes County Prison. I have a sibling who has been sent there.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-20-2008, 12:36 PM
misssheppard misssheppard is offline
FREE MY HUSBAND ALLEN
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: HEPHZIBAH,GEORGIA
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My husband allen is at lowndes state prison and he has been there since february 2007 and next month would be a year and they gave him 3 years but i don't know if he getting out early or what
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-23-2009, 08:40 PM
jps girls jps girls is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: georgia usa
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Question valdsta state prison

does any one have info on vsp my bf has been there 5 months and recently got put in the hole
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-26-2009, 07:03 PM
jodynoelle jodynoelle is offline
jodynoelle
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 10
Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Valdosta State Prison

Is he in the Valdosta state prison or the Valdosta state annex right next to the big prison? My boyfriend is in the annex part.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-24-2009, 01:08 PM
susann3333 susann3333 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: griffin ga
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile lowndes

yes I was looking for anyone that goes to lowndes state prison or valdosta state prison that live around the atlanta area. I would like to find someone who wants to carpool
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-03-2009, 02:16 AM
LORNA LORNA is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: BROOKLYN
Posts: 2,124
Thanks: 472
Thanked 491 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Welcome to PTO.

While there are some great people and phenomenal support on PTO, be mindful of who you are travelling with to visitation.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-02-2010, 08:25 AM
Poohbear2910 Poohbear2910 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: //////////
Posts: 229
Thanks: 5
Thanked 92 Times in 60 Posts
Default

Can we change this to Valdosta State Prison as this is now the name of this facility??
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-02-2010, 02:51 PM
LORNA LORNA is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: BROOKLYN
Posts: 2,124
Thanks: 472
Thanked 491 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Cooley-
It is a separate prison, albeit a small unit.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-02-2010, 03:32 PM
Poohbear2910 Poohbear2910 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: //////////
Posts: 229
Thanks: 5
Thanked 92 Times in 60 Posts
Default

Is is actually Valdosta State Prison and the Valdosta State Prison Annex now. It is no longer called Lowndes State Prison. I just wonder if there may be other members who have loved ones in Valdosta, but do not realize that the name has changed.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-22-2010, 12:21 AM
LORNA LORNA is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: BROOKLYN
Posts: 2,124
Thanks: 472
Thanked 491 Times in 382 Posts
Default

I forgot to update about two weeks ago. I understand what you are saying since Valdosta is here and the GDOC doesn't list Lowdnes on their website anymore. However, when I called the number the employee working for GDOC says the unit is still here. I think the best thing may be to merge but I am not 100% certain yet.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-22-2010, 07:18 PM
Poohbear2910 Poohbear2910 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: //////////
Posts: 229
Thanks: 5
Thanked 92 Times in 60 Posts
Default

I understand! The employee is correct, the unit is still there. However, it is called the Valdosta Annex now. The smaller unit sits right next to the prison (Valdosta State Prison). The name actually changed in 2008 and has been updated on the GDOC website. No big deal, just thought that if someone had specific questions on Valdosta State prison, there would not be a separate entry on the forum.

Please see link below of the Facilities Directory updated 05/01/2010 on page 10.

http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/pdf/FacilitiesListing.pdf

Last edited by Poohbear2910; 06-22-2010 at 07:28 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Poohbear2910 For This Useful Post:
LORNA (06-25-2010)
  #21  
Old 09-17-2012, 08:01 AM
patchouli's Avatar
patchouli patchouli is offline
PTO Administrator

PTOQ Editorial Team Member Staff Superstar Two Time Winner Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,796
Thanks: 36,563
Thanked 29,338 Times in 13,665 Posts
Default

I have updated the name of the facility and the information in the original post
__________________
September 2017 PTOQ is Now Available!
Print & Share
Click Here
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The CA CDCR Handbook For Family and Friends of Inmates RPinSD California General Prison Talk 37 01-18-2006 01:24 PM
Complete Unit List Trulykath Texas Prison and Jail Specific Discussions + Lock Down Status 6 12-22-2005 08:48 AM
NYTimes:Private Health Care in Jails Can Be a Death Sentence titantoo World Prison News 2 03-08-2005 03:42 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics