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Decatur County, GA

P.O. Box 726

Bainbridge, GA 39818

Phone: 1-229-248-3030

Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: jennaphillips@bellsouth.net

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Decatur County GA-Commissioner's Office!




Warden Elijah McCoy

Deputy Warden Anita Johnson, Care and Treatment

Deputy Warden Gordon Screen Jr., Security


Phone: (229) 248-3035                Located at 1153 Airport Road, Bainbridge, Ga.

Link to Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry

Visitation Times: *
Noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

* Exceptions to visiting hours may be made at the Warden's discretion.

Decatur County is compensated by the State of Georgia DOC at the rate of about $20 per day per inmate to feed, clothe and house them in Decatur County. There are currently more than 200 State inmates and inmates who have been sentenced through Decatur County State Court at the Decatur County Prison facility on Airport Road. Some of the inmates are used in guarded crews to provide labor or maintenance at various county buildings or job sites, like the landfill and along roadsides.

Citizens, county employees and family members of Decatur County Prison inmates are strongly cautioned by the Warden about interacting with crew members performing services at these various sites within the community. Inmates are identifiable by their orange shirts and white pants with a black strip running down the legs of the pants. Personal conversation, physical contact, providing private, unauthorized transportation, transacting/conducting business with an inmate, and/or being alone with an inmate is discouraged. The public is also directed to not provide members of inmate crews with any contraband, for example, cell phones or access to cell or regular phones, magazines or pictures, money, food or drink, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs or any other items.

If a citizen sees an unsupervised inmate at large in the community, who is off of county property and unaccompanied by a blue uniformed Decatur County Prison guard, call 911 immediately and report the incident and location of the inmate to Law Enforcement officials.


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The Board of Commissioners meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday. The meeting on the second Tuesday of each month is held at 9 a.m. and the one on the fourth Tuesday of each month is held at 7 p.m.

The Next Meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Administration Building.


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